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 Grand Forks Border Bruins in a 3-2 shootout loss on Feb. 6. The Nitehawks returned to their winning ways with a 6-2 victory over Spokane and a 5-2 win against Castlegar, which has them undefeated in regulation time in 19 games. In the three games combined, the power-play went 3-for-12, while the penalty-kill was solid at 12-for-14.


Princeton Posse
Last Week: 3
Record: 31-8-0-1
The Posse earned a pair of wins against divisional opponents with a 6-0 shutout of Kelowna and a 4-1 win over Summerland. In the two games combined, the power-play went 2-for-15, while the penalty-kill was perfect at 7-for-7.


Revelstoke Grizzlies
Last Week: 5
Record: 33-8-1-0
The Grizzlies earned a 5-3 win against Kamloops and a 5-2 win over Chase. The power-play combined to go 2-for-6, while the penalty-kill went 10-for-11.


Fernie Ghostriders
Last Week: Not ranked
Record: 28-10-3-1
The Ghostriders defeated Creston Valley 5-3 and Grand Forks 4-3. The power-play combined to go 1-for-4 and the penalty-kill was 6-for-7.


Nelson Leafs
Last Week: Not ranked
Record: 22-17-2-1
The Leafs opened their week with a 4-1 loss to the Castlegar Rebels, then defeated Spokane 7-0. The power-play went 1-for-9, while the penalty-kill went 9-for-10.