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 […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Performance

  With most KIJHL teams now completed the quarter-mark of their 42-game schedule, we dig into how they have been performing in this week’s KIJHL Notebook.   Eddie Mountain Division Atop of the Eddie Mountain Division, the Columbia Valley Rockies have eight wins in 13 games. The Rockies earned a split last weekend, in which […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Nov. 7

Fernie Ghostriders McCoy Bidewell and Kyle Klein, along with Alex Ochitwa of the Osoyoos Coyotes are the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the week for the period ending Nov. 7. G- Bidewell – 1st Star – The Grande Prairie, Alberta native, who was named one of the KIJHL Stars of the […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: October

Jack Henderson and Payton McDonald-Corea of the Osoyoos Coyotes along with McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders have been named the KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month for October. Henderson – 1st Star – Henderson leads the KIJHL with eight goals and 18 points in nine games. The Quesnel product has had four multi-point games […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Oct. 31

Grayson Chell and Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam as well as McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders are the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 31. Chell – 1st Star- In three games, all wins for the Steam, Chell collected three goals and seven […]