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 […]

KIJHL Notebook: MVPs & MIPs

  With the season now shifting to the second half in 2024, Head Coach-GM’s have been asked to talk about their Most Valuable and Most Improved Players up to this point in this week’s KIJHL Notebook. It proved to be a challenging task for some, so other players are included as honourable mentions.   Eddie […]

The KIJHL Notebook: World Junior Championship

  Merry Christmas to everyone in the KIJHL. Christmas is almost here, that means the World Junior Championships are too. This great International Ice Hockey Federation tournament, hosted by Sweden, is the focus of this week’s KIJHL Notebook. We’ve connected with a player from each division and asked them to share their thoughts on the […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Dec. 22

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, we bring Season’s Greetings from the four corners of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in British Columbia and Washington State.   Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – S2 E16 – December 22 – Season’s Greetings from the KIJHL |

The KIJHL Notebook for Dec. 15

As the Christmas break nears for most Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the KIJHL Notebook focuses on their play while touching on recent player acquisitions for some teams. Eddie Mountain Division Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach-GM Derek Stuart is happy that players are starting to understand their roles and has everyone contribute as they’ve won […]