Piccolo gives everything he can to Nitehawks, KIJHL

  Jake Swanson says that Steve Piccolo embodies the culture of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. “It’s about hard work and giving back to your community, and treating people the way that you want to be treated. Steve is a fantastic leader for us and a selfless leader,” says Swanson, the Nitehawks Vice-President on Piccolo, their […]

Makway, Hamilton growing with BCHL’s Smoke Eaters

  Judah Makway and Rhett Hamilton are KIJHL alumni from the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs, respectively. Both made the step up to the BCHL with the Trail Smoke Eaters.  Makway, a Trail product, has two goals and four points in 17 games. He registered his first BCHL point in his second game and […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

THE NITEHAWKS LEGACY

The Nitehawks are among 20 teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League that compete for the Teck Cup.  We are proud to say that the eight KIJHL championships we have won are the most out of any active teams in our league. The teams compete to qualify for the playoffs in four divisions of five teams.

“Once a Nitehawk, always a Nitehawk.”  - Head Coach & GM Terry Jones

NITEHAWKS RESPONSIBILITY

Some of the activities Nitehawks players participate in, on a weekly basis are; playing shinny with the disabled adult program, teaching hockey to youngsters in the Hot Shot program, mentoring less fortunate youngsters at the Sanctuary program, and taking down tables at the Lion’s Club Bingo. We also participate in Cancer Society fundraising, reading and playing shinny in elementary schools, and cleaning the highway as part of the Adopt a Highway program.

NITEHAWKS DEVELOPMENT

In our 37 years in the KIJHL, seven of our players have played in the NHL, 120 have advanced to Major Junior or Junior A, and 55 players went on to play at the college level. You can check out Nitehawks player advancement by scrolling to our Alumni pages.

TOP NITEHAWK

Dallas Calvin is the all-time leading point producer on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

He achieved: 273 points in KIJHL regular season, 98 points in KIJHL playoffs, 10 points in the Cyclone Taylor BC Championships, 14 points in the Keystone Cup, which is 395 points in total.

The most remarkable thing about this offensive achievement is that Dallas played his final year of junior eligibility with the Trail Smoke Eaters.