KIJHL Notebook: Kostiuk new Dynamiters captain

On Remembrance Day, Kimberley Dynamiters captain Ryan Bennett made the difficult decision to retire from junior hockey because of an injury. The Dynamiters selected Jayden Kostiuk to fill his leadership role. In a recent Dynamiters Deep Dive blog, published on Nov. 27, 2022, Jesse Heinrichs wrote about the new captain, which is being used in […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Family Weekend Ends On High Note

     The annual Rockets’ Family Weekend celebration took place with a pair of home games at the Plywood Palace, where the local KickingHorse stars came away with one win and a loss.  The end of November marks the midway mark in the KIJHL regular season schedule, and the Rockets continue with their fine play………… […]

KIJHL Notebook: BCHC Prospects Game experience

  When Ryan Larsen was added to the KIJHL Top Prospects team late due to an injury/illness to another player, that gave the Kamloops Storm three players in the B.C. Hockey Conference Prospects Game, which started with Owen Aura and Jake Phillips-Watts. Larsen ended up with a goal and two assists, including helping set up […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Grab Two of Three On The Road

     A fairly successful extended road trip to the Okanagan for the Rockets, as they came away with a pair of victories in three games against their Bill Ohlhausen Division opponents.  Plenty of excitement in every contest. Friday, Nov. 18th, 2022  Rockets 4  Princeton 3      The beginning of an important 3-game road […]

KIJHL Notebook

  From Nov.6-13, six goalies recorded shutouts including both Princeton Posse netminders. Jozef Kuchaslo of the Revelstoke Grizzlies leads with three shutouts, which is one away from matching what he recorded last season in 16 games. Right behind Kuchaslo with two shutouts is his teammate Owen Albers, Ethan Rau of the Posse and Trystan Self […]

Rockets Action Summary – Rockets Outlast Bruins In Goaltending Duel

     Rockets fans were anticipating plenty of exciting action at the Plywood Palace in Saturday’s matchup against the visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins.  And both teams delivered ………… Saturday, Nov.12th, 2022  Rockets 4  Bruins 3      Before their hometown fans, Golden entered the game looking to avenge a 4-1 defeat a week prior […]

Lario, Harwood, Rau named Instat KIJHL October 3 Stars

  Jordan Lario (Golden Rockets), Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes) and Ethan Rau (Princeton Posse) have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for October. Lario – Top Forward – The Cranbrook product scored 12 goals and added 14 assists in 13 games to help the Rockets win […]

Rockets Action Summary – Solid, Strong Mid-Week Win

     A rare Thursday evening KIJHL home game at the Plywood Palace saw the Rockets in a key divisional matchup against the visiting Creston Valley ThunderCats.  A boisterous crowd of over 250 had lots to cheer about in this one, so let’s get right to the action…………….  Thursday, Nov.10th, 2022  Rockets 8  Creston 3 […]

KIJHL Notebook: BCHC player spotlights

  On Tuesday, the British Columbia Hockey Conference announced the rosters for the KIJHL and PJHL teams that will compete in the first annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Sardis Sports Complex in Chilliwack, BC. The team, featuring players born mainly in 2005 and 2006 with a maximum of six from […]

Rockets Action Summary – Another Weekend Split for the Rockets

     The Rockets have been very busy since the exciting victory on home ice against 100 Mile House nearly two weeks ago.  No less than four key road games have been played in the interim.  After victories over Creston and Fernie, the local stars journeyed to the West Kootenay for the first time this […]