Rockies’ Roger Dubielewicz recognized for outstanding service

Roger Dubielewicz volunteered for the Columbia Valley Rockies for nearly 40 years before his passing in January.  The key figure of the Rockies organization was recognized by the KIJHL with the Outstanding Service Award to open its annual general meeting at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on June 17. Receiving the Outstanding Service Award plaque […]

Rockies begin search for Head Coach & GM

  The Columbia Valley Rockies are excited to embark on the search for a new Head Coach & General Manager and offer congratulations to Briar McNaney, who has accepted a position at the Junior A level. Applications are being accepted immediately and interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Rockies’ president Brett […]

Rockies’ Tisdale signs with SJHL Klippers

  Columbia Valley Rockies defenceman Tyson Tisdale has signed with the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. “It’s awesome. That’s the whole point. You go to the KIJHL to move on and this is a stepping stone,” said Tisdale. “I think I gave a lot for my time there and it shows and […]

KIJHL announces 2021/22 Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies – Jonah Fournier: The Canal Flats, B.C. native, […]

Rockies’ Fournier signs with SJHL’s Hawks

  By signing with the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Jonah Fournier proved his doubters wrong. Born in Canal Flats, B.C. and playing minor hockey in Invermere, the six-foot, 200 pound forward was told “I could never go anywhere.” “It just means a lot showing that it’s possible and it’s doable,” said […]

KIJHL Top Scorer Award winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes were named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Scorer divisional award winners.   Henderson – Bill Ohlhausen Division – Henderson, the KIJHL points champion with 65 […]

Rockies’ alum Beston-Will inks extension with the Steelers

  Carter Beston-Will, who played for the Columbia Valley Rockies in 2016-17 and 2018-19, has signed a three-year extension to be the assistant coach of the Sheffield Steelers in England. The Steelers play in the Elite Ice Hockey League. Beston-Will joined Head Coach Aaron Fox with the Steelers in 2019 and in their first year […]

Rockies’ Kinaschuk signs with MJHL’s Titans

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies has signed with the Neepawa Titans of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Kinaschuk, winner of the Top Scorer and Rookie of the Year awards for the Eddie Mountain division, finished second in points in the KIJHL with 33 goals and 54 points in 39 games.  “We are […]

KIJHL Rookie of the Year winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Tristan Weill of the Summerland Steam are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League divisional Rookie of the Year winners. Kinaschuk – Eddie Mountain Division –  The Calgary, Alberta product had a tremendous rookie season […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 13

  Bennett Anklewich of the Nelson Leafs, Dylan Malarchuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies are the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending March 13. Anklewich – Top Forward – The Calgary, Alberta product had three goals and five assists […]