KIJHL Notebook: Education and trades

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook begins with a focus on education with insight provided by Tom McEvay, the league’s education director. McEvay answered some questions to provide players with valuable information to consider when making that important decision for their future. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.   KIJHL: In using hockey […]

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, […]

Chakrabarti, Grishin, Gregga named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Eithan Grishin (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and Ryder Gregga (100 Mile House Wranglers) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Dec. 18. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The White Rock, B.C. product had four goals and three assists in […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

Nitehawks’ alumnus Lucchini makes NHL debut with Senators

  Jake Lucchini, an alumnus of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, made his NHL debut today with the Ottawa Senators wearing No. 36 in a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. In 10:49 of ice time, including 45 seconds on the penalty-kill, the Trail, B.C. product, registered a shot and a . He spoke with the […]

Top Shelf Podcast for Dec. 9

On episode 15 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast, co-host Mark Berry speaks with Beaver Valley Head Coach/General Manager Terry Jones, who just celebrated his 1,100th win in Junior hockey. Mark talks with Jones about the milestone and the 22/23 edition of the Nitehawks. Scott Burgess is a 20-year-old defenceman for the Princeton Posse, who […]

KIJHL Notebook: Levi Hall and his Hall of Fame grandfather

Being a goalie kind of runs in the Hall family. Levi Hall of the Golden Rockets became one because of his grandfather Glenn, who only happens to be a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time. Levi’s older brother Luke Hall plays goal for the Portage College […]

Nitehawks’ Jones records 1,100 wins

  Story written by Jim Bailey, Trail Daily Times   Every game is a milestone for Beaver Valley Nitehawks head coach Terry Jones. But the team’s most recent win is even more special as the Nitehawks longtime coach earned his 1,100th win in the KIJHL on Saturday, with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Princeton […]