The KIJHL Notebook: New Wave – Eddie Mountain division

  In the weeks to come, the KIJHL Notebook is putting a spotlight on a New Wave of players – it’s rookies. The head coach-GM of respective teams have been asked to provide scouting reports on their players. We begin in the Kootenays with the Eddie Mountain division.   Columbia Valley Rockies Forwards Tysin Mulligan […]

Rockets represent Indigenous community with jerseys

  This month will be special for the Golden Rockets, its community, and especially four players. Golden’s Indigenous community will be represented by the orange community jerseys the Rockets wear during their five home games. A special touch has been added to the jerseys for Nathan Andrew, Jake Yakubowski, Draeden Bear, Levi Hall (not pictured) […]

KIJHL Notebook for Nov. 3

  Rookies are once making an impact among the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League points leaders. On the skaters side, five of the Top 10 are first-year players – Zach Baumann and Tie Schumacher from Spokane, Owen Dewitt and Hayden Evans from Sicamous Eagles and Tysin Mulligan from the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s impressive to […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Nov. 3

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, Emanuel Sequeira talks with one of the Hudl Instat Players of the Week, Defenceman Jake Kessler from the Kelowna Chiefs. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ Connor Stojan was Goaltender of the Week while Ryan Larsen of the Kamloops Storm was Forward of the […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 27

  The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are the highest scoring team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with 60 goals in 10 games for an average of six a game. Their top guns are Adam Redding and Tim Josza with six goals each. The Princeton Posse are the second highest with 46 goals in 10 […]

KIJHL Notebook – Oct. 20

  Thirteen Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams have scored in the first minute of a period this season, for a total of 24 goals. The Columbia Valley Rockies lead with four first-minute goals, followed by the Spokane Braves and Summerland Steam with three. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Fernie Ghostriders, Kelowna Chiefs and Nelson Leafs […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 13

  Revelstoke Grizzlies goalie Jozef Kuchaslo recorded his second shutout of the season against the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s the 11th career regular season shutout for the Mission, B.C. native in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. As a rookie, he had four shutouts. Last season, his first as a starter, he had five. Will […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 6

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 2023-24 regular season is two weeks in and four players have recorded hat-tricks. Three of those have come from rookies – Owen Dewitt (Sicamous Eagles), Luke Nottviet (Grand Forks Border Bruins) and Tysin Mulligan (Columbia Valley Rockies). The other is by Daytn Kulynych of the Castlegar Rebels, who […]

KIJHL Notebook for Sept. 29

  The first weekend of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2023-24 season didn’t disappoint. The defending Teck Cup champion Kimberley Dynamiters won their opening game, the Eddie Mountain division regular season champs, the Columbia Valley Rockies gave Tayler Sincennes his first KIJHL win as a head coach and the Spokane Braves bounced back from […]

Quick Shift: A look at the Golden Rockets

  Welcome to Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, with insights from their respective general managers/head coach heading into the regular season. Next is the Golden Rockets in the Eddie Mountain division. The Rockets placed third in their division with a record of 25-16-2-1 […]