Quick Shift: A look at the Chase Heat

  Welcome to Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, with insights from their respective general managers/head coaches. Next are the Chase Heat in the Doug Birks division. The Heat are coming off a challenging season that saw them win 10 games and finish last […]

HockeyTV is now FloHockey

Fans of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will notice a few key changes when they tune in to watch their favourite team’s broadcasts this season, as HockeyTV is now part of the FloSports family and has been re-branded as FloHockey. In order to enjoy KIJHL game broadcasts during the 2023/24 season, fans who already […]

McGill joins WHL Wheat Kings

  Chase Heat goalie coach Colin McGill is starting a new chapter in his coaching career with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings and the Western Canada Hockey Academy. In the WCHA’s announcement of McGill’s hiring, Wheat Kings Goalie Coach Tyler Plante said, “I was thrilled with Colin during the interview process. He is very detail […]

BC Hockey approves KIJHL for Junior A status

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is thrilled to announce that the league and its 20 member clubs have been reclassified as Junior A, Tier 2 beginning the 2023/24 season following a unanimous vote by BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. The decision immediately vaults the KIJHL to Junior A status and provides an avenue […]

Heat Training Camp

We are proud to present to you our Main Camp Selection Process. The Kootenay International Junior Hockey league is in the process of pursuing the opportunity of being reclassified a Junior A league under the governing body of Hockey Canada and represent the province of British Columbia. This is an incredibly detailed process to achieve […]

Kennedy commits to ACHA’s Sun Devils

  Trevor Kennedy of the Chase Heat has committed to play for the Arizona State University Sun Devils in the American Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2023-24 season. The Kamloops product led the Heat with 27 points in 39 games last season. Over four seasons with the Heat, in which he played 97 career Kootenay […]

Heat’s Franklin joins ACHA’s Jimmies

  Chase Heat defenceman Malachi Franklin will play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in the ACHA next season. Franklin had eight assists in 44 games for the Heat this season and over three seasons, played in 84 career KIJHL games with the Heat and registered 19 assists. He played in seven KIJHL Teck Championship […]

Top Shelf podcast for March 31

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week we start with Posse GM Mark McNaughton and KIJHL broadcaster Tim Hogg talking about Morton Johnston who passed away suddenly last Sunday. During the main podcast, interviews with Cash Regan from the Dynamiters, Chase Heat President Darryl Adamson, PJHL broadcaster Andrew Cheverie and VIJHL broadcaster […]

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. […]