KIJHL excited to participate in WCDM

Hockey Canada has announced that its board of directors has approved a Western Canadian Development Model (WCDM) pilot project for the 2024-25 season, following an extensive proposal submitted in collaboration from its four Western Members, their respective Junior A hockey leagues and the Western Hockey League (WHL). The WCDM pilot project focuses on strengthening the […]

KIJHL approves move to Williams Lake

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the Summerland Steam franchise has been sold and relocated to Williams Lake, where they will now be known as the Mustangs. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the Mustangs, the […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 9

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Defenceman of the Week Ayden Baldo of the Nelson Leafs and Summerland Steam goaltender, Jasper Tait. Leading off the episode, Emanuel talks with Kimberley Dynamiter Carson Cleland about being a captain on a team with […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team play

This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the recent performance of teams, coaches talking about standout players and the impact that some trade deadline pick ups have had on their respective teams.   Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have won seven of their last 10 games since the Christmas break and have been led offensively […]

The KIJHL Notebook: January leaders

  It’s the final stretch drive as the KIJHL 2023-24 regular season wraps up in a month. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the top point producers and goalies for each team in January.  Eddie Mountain Division Not only has Taylor Haggerty led the Fernie Ghostriders with five goals and five assists in six games, […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Dec. 22

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, we bring Season’s Greetings from the four corners of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in British Columbia and Washington State.   Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – S2 E16 – December 22 – Season’s Greetings from the KIJHL | RSS.com

The KIJHL Notebook for Dec. 15

As the Christmas break nears for most Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the KIJHL Notebook focuses on their play while touching on recent player acquisitions for some teams. Eddie Mountain Division Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach-GM Derek Stuart is happy that players are starting to understand their roles and has everyone contribute as they’ve won […]

The KIJHL Notebook: New Wave – Bill Ohlhausen division

  This week in the KIJHL Notebook, the New Wave of rookies in the Bill Ohlhausen division is the focus with the head coach-GM of each team providing a scouting report on each player. This wraps up the Notebook series on rookies.   Princeton Posse Forwards Jackson Gush (2007- 6-0, 160-pounds) The local product is […]