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 […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Fall Just Short At Home

     The visiting Kimberley Dynamiters rode into town this week to continue the exciting series with the hometown Rockets in Games 3 & 4 of the opening round of playoffs.   The first pair of contests in the southern centre were split, and both teams were looking to gain an advantage as the play […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Gain Valuable Split. Levi Hall Sensational!

     These two evenly-matched clubs hit the Kimberley ice last Friday and Saturday, to kickoff the 2022-23 KIJHL post-season playdowns.   The Rockets were looking to come away with at least a split in games, and take away home-ice advantage from the Nitros.      In the seven regular season meetings between these teams […]

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’ […]

Rockets Action Summary – Strong Comeback Leads To Rockets Win!

     Tuesday night at the Plywood Palace saw yet another exciting chapter written in the valley sports-rivalry between Golden and Invermere, as the two clubs met head-on in a wide-open offensive affair.  When the smoke finally cleared, the hometown crowd were treated to another great Rocket comeback in an 8-6 decision.  Tuesday, Jan.31st, 2023 […]

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 […]