The KIJHL Notebook: Player playoff experience

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Teck Cup playoffs begin today. The Kimberley Dynamiters will be looking to defend their title, while the Princeton Posse have their sights on winning their first league championship after repeating as President’s Cup regular season champions. This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights previous playoff experience and stats that some […]

The Fernie Ghostrider Awards Banquet

The Ghostriders held their annual Awards Banquet at the end of the regular season and the winners are listed here along with a KIJHL Award. Head Coach and General Manager Ty Valin was the recipient of the Eddie Mountain Coach of the Year Award. Team President Barb Anderson was the presenter. The Big Winner was […]

Eddie Mountain Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

Ghostriders This Week February 18/24

Congratulations Players Trainers and Coaches, we know how hard you worked and practiced all season long to get here. The Ghostriders ended their regular season with a home and home against Kimberley and when it was all over they finished first in the Eddie Mountain Division and will have home ice in the first round against Creston […]

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 […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 21 (Feb. 11/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 21st week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage. Beaver Valley Nitehawks Last Week: 1 Record: 32-8-0-2 The Nitehawks’ 16-game winning streak was snapped by the […]

Ghostriders This Week February 11/24

After a couple of games that went from bad to worse in Beaver Valley and Nelson the Ghostriders rebounded with a 5-3 road win in Creston and a hard fought 4-3 win at home against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.   Notes From Under the Bleachers… where they keep the suds   With 1080 fans at the game […]

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 […]

Ghostriders’ alum MacDuff gets ROW honour

  Fernie Ghostriders alumnus Ethan MacDuff was named the New England Hockey Conference Rookie of the Week in NCAA Division III. MacDuff, a freshman with the University of Southern Maine Huskies, opened the scoring in their win over Castleton on Friday night and added another goal and an assist. He also scored the game-winning goal […]

Ghostriders This Week February 4/24

Notes From Under the Bleachers… where they keep the suds The Ghostriders had a great run and battled their way into first place over the last couple of months but lost their last two games. 4-1 in Beaver Valley and 9-1 in Nelson… it’s not the dinosaur extinction or anything, the Riders are still in […]