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 […]

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. […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 20

Welcome to episode 20 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features player interviews with Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets), Ethan MacDuff and Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders). Kimberley HC/GM Derek Stuart talks about the Dynamiters’ Autism Awareness initiative. The guest broadcaster is Mike Fox (North Okanagan Knights). Enjoy.   […]

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 […]

MacDuff, Sinclair and Lawczynski named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Ethan MacDuff (Fernie Ghostriders), Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders) and Ethan Lawczynski (Castlegar Rebels) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 15. MacDuff – Top Forward – The Lloydminster, Alberta product had four goals and five assists in three games as the Ghostriders won […]

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, […]

Haggerty, Hughes and Phillips-Watts named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Taylor Haggerty (Fernie Ghostriders), Nicholas Hughes (Sicamous Eagles) and Colton Phillips-Watts (Kamloops Storm) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 8, 2023. Haggerty – Top Forward – The Sherwood Park, Alberta product collected four goals and eight points in two games to help the […]

Fan energy ramps up intensity for Christmas Classic

  Since 2004-05, the Kimberley Dynamiters and Fernie Ghostriders have faced each other in the Christmas Classic. The two meet again today and tomorrow. It’s the atmosphere that Dynamiters Head Coach-GM Derek Stuart looks forward to as he says it’s pretty special. “That’s the coolest part about it. It’s crazy, like a Game 6 or […]

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, […]

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 […]