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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rockies’ Shelton commits to ACHA’s Jimmies

  Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies has committed to play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in the American Collegiate Hockey Association starting in the 2024-25 season. Shelton is the third KIJHL player this season to commit to the University of Jamestown, following Kaleb Percival and Ray Warrack. Shelton has 12 goals, 13 […]

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 […]

Shelton, Martin & Holitzki named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Kaelan Shelton (Columbia Valley Rockies), Eric Martin (Fernie Ghostriders) and Dawson Holitzki (Kamloops Storm) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 7/24. Shelton – Top Forward – The St. Albert, Alta., product had three goals and three assists in […]