The KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup performances

  What a great start to the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs. Nine games have gone to overtime and one double overtime. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on areas of team and individual performances. Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have themselves within a victory of advancing to the second round after their 2-1 double overtime […]

Knights alum Funk inks NHL deal with Capitals

  The Prince George Cougars announced today that North Okanagan Knights alum Zac Funk, 20, has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals. Funk played for the Knights during the 2020-21 season. “I am very grateful and honoured for this opportunity with the Washington Capitals and am looking forward to the next […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for March 1

  Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, Levi Hall of the Fernie Ghostriders earned a 51-shot shutout in Game 2 of the Playoffs. Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about the performance.  He also chats with Nolan Kelly of the North Okanagan Knights. Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – […]

Kelly, Slobodian & Hall named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) and Kaden Slobodian and Levi Hall (Fernie Ghostriders) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 25/24. Kelly – Top Forward – The Calgary, Alta product had three goals and three assists in two games […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Player playoff experience

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Teck Cup playoffs begin today. The Kimberley Dynamiters will be looking to defend their title, while the Princeton Posse have their sights on winning their first league championship after repeating as President’s Cup regular season champions. This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights previous playoff experience and stats that some […]

Bill Ohlhausen Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 16

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf,  Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Forward of the Week Gage Parrell of the North Okanagan Knights and Spokane Braves 20-year-old freshman, Karsen Kendall. Leading off the episode, Emanuel talks with Alex Smith of the Sicamous Eagles about his two seasons […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

Parrell, Sardinha & Lee named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Gage Parrell (North Okanagan Knights), Mettao Sardinha (Sicamous Eagles) and Hayden Lee (Osoyoos Coyotes) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 11/24. Parrell – Top Forward – The Salmon Arm product had a goal and four assists to help […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]