KIJHL, PJHL announce creation of BCHC

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 […]

Nitehawks’ Burgeson joins AJHL’s Pontiacs

  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 […]

New Wave: Beaver Valley Nitehawks

  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 […]

Nitehawks’ Stocks signs with MJHL’s Titans

  Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks has signed to play for the Neepawa Titans in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. The Edmonton native put up 20 goals and 45 points in 42 KIJHL regular season games. He led the Nitehawks in points and ranked fourth overall among rookies and […]

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 Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]