Rockets’ Lario joins BCIHL’s Miners

Golden Rockets captain Jordan Lario will play for the Logan Lake Miners in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League next season. Lario, 21, led the Rockets with 61 points in 44 games, setting career highs in goals (28) and assists (33). In four seasons with the Rockets, Lario played in 93 career KIJHL regular season games […]

Rockets’ Aebly signs with ACAC’s Voyageurs

Golden Rockets defenceman Ethan Aebly will play for the Portage College Voyageurs in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in 2023-24. Aebly, 19, recorded 42 points in 40 games for the Rockets, which ranked him second among all KIJHL defenceman. It was a career season in all offensive categories for Aebly, who finished his KIJHL career […]

Eddie Mountain Bursary recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2022-23 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies. Tuesday, April 18 – Doug Birks Division recipients Thursday, April 20 – Neil Murdoch Division […]

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. […]

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 each of the league’s four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league […]

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’ […]

Walters, Furlong and Presley named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Kevin-Thomas Walters (North Okanagan Knights), Liam Furlong (Golden Rockets) and Nathan Presley (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29. Walters – Top Forward – The Vernon product had a big week with five goals and six assists in three […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

Ingram, Floris and Hall named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Keenan Ingram (Columbia Valley Rockies), Ethan Floris (Osoyoos Coyotes) and Levi Hall (Golden Rockets) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 22, 2023. Ingram – Top Forward-  The Calgary, Alberta product had six goals and two assists in three games to help the […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 20

Welcome to episode 20 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features player interviews with Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets), Ethan MacDuff and Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders). Kimberley HC/GM Derek Stuart talks about the Dynamiters’ Autism Awareness initiative. The guest broadcaster is Mike Fox (North Okanagan Knights). Enjoy.   […]