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 […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season wraps up on Feb. 19 and there are still two playoff spots mathematically available. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connects with the leaders of each team to talk about how their respective teams are playing as the season comes to a close.  Eddie Mountain Division Kayde […]

Rockets Action Summary – February 5th & 6th, 2022

Saturday, February 5th, 2022   Rockets 6  Fernie 5         Comeback game of the year for the Golden Rockets Saturday night at the Plywood Palace, as they tangled with the visiting Fernie Ghostriders.  At one point, it appeared the southern centre had good control of the game (with a 3-goal lead) deep into […]