Off-Ice Award Winners: Our Own Ruth Murdoch

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to recognize four individuals for their off-ice accomplishments and contributions in the Off-Ice Awards. It’s the second year the league has shined a spotlight in the categories of Community Player of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year. […]

KIJHL Notebook: Stellar playoff performers

The second round of the KIJHL Teck Cup championships has continued, if not raised how good the play has been. There have been impressive performances offensively and defensively, especially in goal. The defending KIJHL champion Revelstoke Grizzlies are waiting to see who they will play between the Princeton Posse and North Okanagan Knights in the […]

Johnston, Sinclair & Fleet named Instat KIJHL February 3 Stars

  Matthew Johnston (North Okanagan Knights), Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders) and Matt Fleet (Kimberley Dynamiters) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month for February. Johnston – Top Forward – The Salmon Arm product had eight goals and nine assists in seven games for the Knights. He helped the Knights defeat […]

Top Shelf podcast for March 3

Welcome to episode 27 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. As eight KIJHL teams prepare for the Division Finals, hosts Emanuel Sequeira and Mark Berry chat with several players and coaches including Fernie Ghostriders’ goaltender Aiden Kruhlak, Kimberley Dynamiter’s netminder Matt Fleet, Sicamous Head Coach Nick Deschenes and North Okanagan Assistant Coach Josh Evans. […]

KIJHL Notebook: Key performers

  The first round of the KIJHL Teck Cup championships did not disappoint. Fans watched as lower seeds Fernie and Creston Valley won their respective series. Plus there were several big performances by players. The second round will feature a pair of rematches from last season’s first round as the Thunder Cats face the Beaver […]

KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup playoffs

In speaking with coaches leading up to the start of the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs for this Notebook, Kamloops Storm bench boss Jan Ludvig likely provided the best quote as the Quest for the Teck Cup begins tomorrow. “It’s gonna be like a good boxing match,” said Ludvig of their matchup with the Sicamous Eagles. […]

Fitzgerald, Aura and Larochelle named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Liam Fitzgerald (Fernie Ghostriders), Owen Aura (Kamloops Storm) and Frederick Larochelle (Nelson Leafs) have been named the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 12, 2023. Fitzgerald – Top Forward – The St. Albert, Alberta product had two goals and four assists in two games, helping the Ghostriders […]

McKinley, Sinclair & Albers named Instat January 3 Stars

  Ethan McKinley (Osoyoos Coyotes), Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders) and Owen Albers (Revelstoke Grizzlies) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month for January. McKinley – Top Forward- The St. Albert, Alberta product racked up 10 goals and 12 assists in 10 games for the Coyotes. McKinley helped the Coyotes win seven […]

Top Shelf podcast for Feb. 10

Welcome to episode 23 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. The Golden Rockets have the weekend off awaiting the start of the playoffs; Emanuel Sequeira chats with their captain Jordan Lario about the regular season and preparing for the playoffs. Fernie Head Coach/General Manager Ty Valin joins Mark Berry to talk about the Ghostriders’ […]

Kinaschuk, Sinclair and Hueston named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Kayde Kinaschuk (Columbia Valley Rockies), Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders) and Matteo Hueston (Castlegar Rebels) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 5, 2023. Kinaschuk – Top Forward – The Calgary, Alberta product registered six goals and four assists in three games for the Rockies. […]