Rockets’ Hall signs with MJHL’s Nighthawks

Golden Rockets goalie Levi Hall is moving on to play for the expansion Niverville Nighthawks of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 2022-23 season thanks to the work he put in. “His hard work on and off-the-ice helped him become an elite goalie in the KIJHL,” said Rockets Head Coach and GM Chuck Wight. “His […]

Rockets’ Funke signs with ACHA Warriors

  Golden Rocket Connor Funke is excited to continue his hockey career at Indiana Tech University in the American Collegiate Hockey Association with the Warriors and further his education. “I want to thank the Golden Rockets organization and community for my three years as part of the organization,” said Funke, who started playing in the […]

Rockets’ Ballance signs with MJHL’s Nighthawks

  Golden Rockets forward Aidan Ballance is the second KIJHL player to sign with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s expansion Niverville Nighthawks. Ballance was fourth on the Rockets in points with nine goals and 10 assist in 38 games. He added another three assists in four playoff games. “I had a pretty good year. I […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]

Rockets Action Summary – Game Four Against The Nitros

Saturday, February 26th, 2022  Dynamiters 7  Rockets 2      Saturday evening at the Plywood Palace was a ‘must-win’ situation for the Golden Rockets, as they entered Game 4 of their playoff round against the visiting Kimberley Dynamiters down three games to none.      The Nitros have put on a strong display of solid […]

Rockets Action Summary – Game Three Down To The Wire

     The Rockets have been playing some exciting hockey over the last month, and last night’s encounter with Kimberley was no exception.  Again, as we witnessed over the final few games of the regular season, this game needed an extra session to decide a winner…………….         Friday, February 25th, 2022  Dynamiters […]

Rockets Action Summary – Opening Playoff Round vs Kimberley

     Exciting post-season action kicked off last Tuesday, with 16 clubs heading into the playoffs, all striving for the divisional, conference and league titles, and the honour of representing the KIJHL at the Cyclone Taylor BC championship.  A quick summary of our opening contests…………..         Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022  Dynamiters 3  […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team MVP’s

  Osoyoos Coyotes forward Jack Henderson looks poised to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring championship. As the regular season nears completion on Feb. 19, Henderson has a seven point lead on Columbia Valley Rockies rookie Kayde Kinaschuk. While Henderson looks to land the Top Scorer crown, Kinaschuk is battling with Tristan Weill […]

Rockets Action Summary – Home & Home vs Fernie Feb.11th Weekend

     Over the last while, the Rockets have improved greatly, playing hard each and every contest.  For the third time in the last four games, the club has taken their opposition to overtime, twice with Fernie and once with Creston.  This marked cohesiveness in their game will bring dividends in the post-season.    Friday, […]

Rockets Action Summary – Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022   Creston 4  Rockets 3          For the second time in the last three games, sixty minutes wasn’t enough to decide a winner.      Last Saturday, the Rockets pulled out an exciting 6-5 win over Fernie in a game requiring a player-shootout, and Tuesday saw their contest […]