New Wave: Fernie Ghostriders

  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 Fernie Ghostriders. The Ghostriders finished third in […]

Ghostriders’ Schulmeister joins MJHL’s Blues

  Earning opportunities to improve his skills with the Fernie Ghostriders helped Matthew Schulmeister get a chance at the Junior A level with the Winnipeg Blues for the 2022-23 season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Last season the Calgary, Alberta product had 10 points in 30 games for the Ghostriders in his lone season […]

Ghostriders’ Nelson excited to join SJHL’s Ice Wolves

  Loaded with confidence and improved skills, Fernie Ghostrider Dayton Nelson is headed for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to play for the La Ronge Ice Wolves for the 2022-23 season. Nelson spent three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and last season the Cranbrook native had 22 goals and 37 points […]

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, […]

Ghostriders’ Mitchell commits to Oregon Ducks

  In the last two years, Nick Mitchell has seen two of his dreams come true. One has been playing for his hometown Fernie Ghostriders. He grew up going to games  and always wanted to be a Ghostrider. He was such a big fan that he created his own YouTube channel when he was younger. […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team MVP’s

  Osoyoos Coyotes forward Jack Henderson looks poised to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring championship. As the regular season nears completion on Feb. 19, Henderson has a seven point lead on Columbia Valley Rockies rookie Kayde Kinaschuk. While Henderson looks to land the Top Scorer crown, Kinaschuk is battling with Tristan Weill […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season wraps up on Feb. 19 and there are still two playoff spots mathematically available. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connects with the leaders of each team to talk about how their respective teams are playing as the season comes to a close.  Eddie Mountain Division Kayde […]

KIJHL Notebook

As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winds down to the completion of its 2021-22 regular season, the KIJHL Notebook digs into what some teams are focused on as they close out their schedules. Also highlighted are the remaining matchups for some teams.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach Briar McNaney said […]

KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to grammarist.com, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 16

Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders, Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 16. Kisinger – Top Forward- The Calgary, Alberta product had four goals and seven points in […]