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, […]

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 […]