KIJHL Notebook

  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 […]

Pre-Season Complete. Rockets Get Back To Work This Weekend!

The Golden Junior Rockets Hockey Club sends a hearty welcome to all Golden Fans To The 2023-24 Season! A hearty welcome to all Kicking Horse Country sports fans, at the start of what promises to be another exciting season of Golden Rockets hockey. KIJHL action launches in a big way for the local stars, with […]

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 […]

HockeyTV is now FloHockey

Fans of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will notice a few key changes when they tune in to watch their favourite team’s broadcasts this season, as HockeyTV is now part of the FloSports family and has been re-branded as FloHockey. In order to enjoy KIJHL game broadcasts during the 2023/24 season, fans who already […]

BC Hockey approves KIJHL for Junior A status

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is thrilled to announce that the league and its 20 member clubs have been reclassified as Junior A, Tier 2 beginning the 2023/24 season following a unanimous vote by BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. The decision immediately vaults the KIJHL to Junior A status and provides an avenue […]

Jirousek commits to ACAC’s Voyageurs

  Aleksander Jirousek of the Golden Rockets has committed to play for the Portage College Voyageurs in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. In 33 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games, Jirousek posted three goals and 10 points. In 61 career KIJHL regular season games, Jirousek had 14 points and 242 penalty minutes. The Whitehorse product […]

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 […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Bow Out Of Playoffs On The Road

Friday, Feb.24th, 2023  Kimberley 4  Rockets 0      Game 5 of the opening round of the divisional playoffs came down to a ‘must win’ situation for the Rockets, as they travelled south to Kimberley.  Yet another highly-entertaining, fast-paced contest saw the Nitros take full advantage of home-ice, rolling to a 4-0 win and securing […]