Eddie Mountain Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  On Saturday, Jan. 27, Daniel Wittenberg (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Raphael Eloe (Spokane Braves), Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse) and Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) all scored hat-tricks. It’s the third time this season that four players have scored three goals in a day.  The second time was on Jan. 5 when Kobe Mason (Columbia Valley Rockies), […]

Steady as she goes, boys.

Steady as she goes, boys. The Columbia Valley Rockies made up some points and edged ahead of Kimberley to take second place in the Eddie Mountain Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League last week. Tuesday Jan. 16 saw the Golden Rockets in Invermere but a full effort from the team resulted in a […]

Young Guns: Jaiden Jakubowski

  Jaiden Jakubowski of the Columbia Valley Rockies is this week’s Young Guns, presented by the Next Shift Network, as he stopped 69 of 73 shots in 94 minutes of action over two games for a 2.45 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. Against the Nelson Leafs on Jan. 20, Jakubowski saved 49 […]