KIJHL, PJHL announce creation of BCHC

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Pacific Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the creation of the British Columbia Hockey Conference. This new organization represents a partnership between two of Western Canada’s premier junior hockey leagues to advance their level of competitive hockey in British Columbia. The British Columbia Hockey Conference’s inaugural […]

Rockies’ Shelton signs with MJHL’s Stampeders

  Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies is bringing his hard-nosed playing style to the Swan Valley Stampeders in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. In his lone season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Shelton had nine goals and 28 points in 30 regular season games. The former St. […]

Rockies Hire New Head Coach/General Manager

The Columbia Valley Rockies are excited to announce Emery Olauson as their new Head Coach and General Manager. Emery has signed a long term contract to guide the Rockies over the coming years. Rockies Sponsors, Fans, and players are delighted to welcome Emery Olauson and his family (wife Lauren, children Porter, Anders and Bodhi) to […]

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 […]

Bull Riding in the Rockies is back for 2022!

Dust off your boots and come join the Columbia Valley Rockies organization for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Bull Riding in the Rockies is back for 2022! The 22nd annual Bill McIntosh Bull Riding in the Rockies is set to take place on Friday July 22nd, 2022. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults (19-64): […]

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 […]