KIJHL Notebook: Key performers

  The first round of the KIJHL Teck Cup championships did not disappoint. Fans watched as lower seeds Fernie and Creston Valley won their respective series. Plus there were several big performances by players. The second round will feature a pair of rematches from last season’s first round as the Thunder Cats face the Beaver […]

Johnston, Percival and Fleet named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Matthew Johnston (North Okanagan Knights), Kaleb Percival (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and Matt Fleet (Kimberley Dynamiters) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 26, 2023. Johnston – Top Forward – The Salmon Arm product had three goals and six assists as he helped the […]

KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup playoffs

In speaking with coaches leading up to the start of the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs for this Notebook, Kamloops Storm bench boss Jan Ludvig likely provided the best quote as the Quest for the Teck Cup begins tomorrow. “It’s gonna be like a good boxing match,” said Ludvig of their matchup with the Sicamous Eagles. […]

Neil Murdoch 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 each of the league’s four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league […]

Top Shelf podcast for Feb. 10

Welcome to episode 23 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. The Golden Rockets have the weekend off awaiting the start of the playoffs; Emanuel Sequeira chats with their captain Jordan Lario about the regular season and preparing for the playoffs. Fernie Head Coach/General Manager Ty Valin joins Mark Berry to talk about the Ghostriders’ […]

KIJHL Notebook: Power play producers

  Since the calendar flipped to 2023, 11 hat-tricks have been scored. Included are two four-goal performances by Reece Nelson of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on and Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies. Shelton’s came on the same night that Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks collected three goals against the Nelson […]

Walters, Furlong and Presley named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Kevin-Thomas Walters (North Okanagan Knights), Liam Furlong (Golden Rockets) and Nathan Presley (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29. Walters – Top Forward – The Vernon product had a big week with five goals and six assists in three […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 13

Welcome to episode 19 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, Emanuel talks with two KIJHL players who had strong weekends in the BCHL; Matt Fleet of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Branden Toye has a wealth of BCHL experience; now that he’s back with his hometown Kamloops Storm, […]