The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Pacific Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the creation of the British Columbia Hockey Conference. This new organization represents a partnership between two of Western Canada’s premier junior hockey leagues to advance their level of competitive hockey in British Columbia. The British Columbia Hockey Conference’s inaugural […]
Hunter Burgeson of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks will play for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this season. Burgeson had earned a spot with the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, but the Pontiacs traded his playing rights to La Ronge on Sept. 20 for the rights […]
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Nitehawks finished second […]
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
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.
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.
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.