The Columbia Valley Rockies are a junior B ice hockey team based in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). For more information on the KIJHL, please visit https://www.kijhl.ca/.
The Rockies play their home games at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena
The Rockies are the 1987-88, 1988–89, 1989-90 KIJHL Champions. The Rockies are also the 1989 Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions.
The team was founded by Eddie Mountain, for whom their home arena, and the KIJHL Division in which the Rockies play is named.
The Rockies won three straight KIJHL championships in the late 1980s and in 1989 took home the Cyclone Taylor Cup under the direction of Tom Renney, who went on to coach the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and Team Canada.
Back in the days of Eddie Mountain, Marshall Davidson was coaching the team and his brother, hockey legend John ‘JD’ Davidson, went off to join the New York Rangers. Eddie needed new jerseys for the upcoming season and instructed Marshall to ask his then-famous brother to sponsor the team. John kindly agreed to buy jerseys for the Rockies so long as they were New York colours. Eddie kept his part of the bargain by ordering New York colours, but they turned out to be of the Islanders variety and not the New York Rangers.