KIJHL Notebook: Power play producers

  Since the calendar flipped to 2023, 11 hat-tricks have been scored. Included are two four-goal performances by Reece Nelson of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on and Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies. Shelton’s came on the same night that Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks collected three goals against the Nelson […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

Mitchell, Reid and May named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Sean Mitchell (Princeton Posse), Cam Reid (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Roderic May (Chase Heat) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1, 2023. Mitchell – Top Forward – The Calahoo, Alberta product enjoyed a four-point performance that included scoring the winning goal in a 6-2 […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

KIJHL Notebook: Levi Hall and his Hall of Fame grandfather

Being a goalie kind of runs in the Hall family. Levi Hall of the Golden Rockets became one because of his grandfather Glenn, who only happens to be a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time. Levi’s older brother Luke Hall plays goal for the Portage College […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Shelf Podcast for Nov. 4

Welcome to episode 10 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features Fernie Ghostrider, Ethan MacDuff, while co-host Mark Berry spoke with Nelson Leafs Head Coach Adam DiBella and the voice of the Chase Heat Steve Smyth. Enjoy!   Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – E10 – November 4 – MacDuff […]