Rockets Shuffle Coaching Staff

Contributed by Mark Yaxley. The Golden Rockets have parted ways with Head Coach and General Manager Chuck Wight, who spent the better part of the past four seasons with the team. Jared Houseman, who served as Wight’s assistant last season, has been promoted to the team’s interim Head Coach. Houseman is joined by two new […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team play

This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the recent performance of teams, coaches talking about standout players and the impact that some trade deadline pick ups have had on their respective teams.   Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have won seven of their last 10 games since the Christmas break and have been led offensively […]

The KIJHL Notebook: January leaders

  It’s the final stretch drive as the KIJHL 2023-24 regular season wraps up in a month. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the top point producers and goalies for each team in January.  Eddie Mountain Division Not only has Taylor Haggerty led the Fernie Ghostriders with five goals and five assists in six games, […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Goal leaders

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the goal leaders on each te am. Included will be game-winners (GWG), short-handed goals (SHG) and power-play (PPG). Last season, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies led the league with 43 goals in 41 games. Osoyoos Coyote Coletyn Boyarski led with nine game-winners, and his teammate Carter […]

KIJHL Notebook: MVPs & MIPs

  With the season now shifting to the second half in 2024, Head Coach-GM’s have been asked to talk about their Most Valuable and Most Improved Players up to this point in this week’s KIJHL Notebook. It proved to be a challenging task for some, so other players are included as honourable mentions.   Eddie […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Jan. 5

  Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, the Hudl Instat Goaltender of the Week is Josh Hager of the North Okanagan Knights. Emanuel Sequeira talks with him and Golden Rockets forward Dominic Fiorentino. Mark Berry has a great conversation with the “Voice of the Spokane Braves”, Greg Rentz […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Dec. 22

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, we bring Season’s Greetings from the four corners of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in British Columbia and Washington State.   Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – S2 E16 – December 22 – Season’s Greetings from the KIJHL |

The KIJHL Notebook for Dec. 15

As the Christmas break nears for most Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the KIJHL Notebook focuses on their play while touching on recent player acquisitions for some teams. Eddie Mountain Division Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach-GM Derek Stuart is happy that players are starting to understand their roles and has everyone contribute as they’ve won […]

The KIJHL Notebook: New Wave – Eddie Mountain division

  In the weeks to come, the KIJHL Notebook is putting a spotlight on a New Wave of players – it’s rookies. The head coach-GM of respective teams have been asked to provide scouting reports on their players. We begin in the Kootenays with the Eddie Mountain division.   Columbia Valley Rockies Forwards Tysin Mulligan […]

Rockets represent Indigenous community with jerseys

  This month will be special for the Golden Rockets, its community, and especially four players. Golden’s Indigenous community will be represented by the orange community jerseys the Rockets wear during their five home games. A special touch has been added to the jerseys for Nathan Andrew, Jake Yakubowski, Draeden Bear, Levi Hall (not pictured) […]