Nitehawks alum learning as Smoke Eaters coach

  Dallas Calvin’s first season as an assistant coach with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters resulted in a lot of learning. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks alum began coaching when his playing career ended in 2018-19, joining the BCIHL’s Selkirk Saints the following year as an assistant coach for a season. He has also coached in […]

Nitehawks’ Makway signs with BCHL Smoke Eaters

  Judah Makway of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks has signed to play for the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL. Makway, 17, played one season in the KIJHL with the Nitehawks and recorded 13 goals and 20 assists in 33 games, which placed him third on the team in points. His play earned him a […]

Nitehawks’ alum Lucchini named Sens MVP

    Jake Lucchini, who made his junior hockey debut with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in 2010-11 and played nine games the following season, joined the Belleville Senators after being acquired from the Laval Rocket just prior to the start of the 2021-22 campaign. He was named their Most Valuable Player on May 2 as the […]

KIJHL announces 2021/22 Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies – Jonah Fournier: The Canal Flats, B.C. native, […]

KIJHL Top Scorer Award winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes were named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Scorer divisional award winners.   Henderson – Bill Ohlhausen Division – Henderson, the KIJHL points champion with 65 […]

KIJHL Playoffs Round 2, Game 6 recaps

March 11, 2022 Four-goal third period leads Dynamiters to victory Ty Smith’s first goal 15 seconds into the third period was the eventual winner for the Kimberley Dynamiters in a 6-2 final over the Columbia Valley Rockies. Trystan Self made 24 saves as the Dynamiters won the Eddie Mountain Division in six games. The Dynamiters […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The KIJHL Teck Cup Championship playoff action continues to be great as the second round enters its latter half with a few teams now in best-of-three battles as you can see in our playoff bracket. This edition of the KIJHL Notebook focuses on how teams are doing in their respective second-round series.   Bill […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 6

  Campbell Mclean of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Brennan Wilson of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Jack Osmond of the Chase Heat have been selected the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending March 6. McLean – Top Forward – The Whitecourt, Alberta product scored five […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 27

  Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam and Ethan Lawczynski of the Castlegar Rebels have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week. Stocks – Top Forward – The Edmonton, Alberta product helped the Nitehawks take a 3-1 series lead on the […]