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 […]

KIJHL Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

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 […]

Playoff Recap – Rockies Fall in Round Two

After a heavy battle with the Fernie Ghostriders in round one and the Kimberley Dynamiters in round two of the Teck Cup playoffs, the Columbia Valley Rockies have officially been eliminated from the 2022 postseason – losing the second round series 4-2 to the Dynamiters. Round one saw the Rockies face the Fernie Ghostriders in […]