KIJHL Power Rankings Week 7 – (Nov. 6)


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its seventh week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide after.

Princeton Posse

Last week: 2

Record: 11-3-0-1

The Posse picked up a pair of wins over the Kelowna Chiefs, 5-1, and the Osoyoos Coyotes, 3-2 in overtime. Goalie Nate Glenn stopped 42 shots in the win over Kelowna, while Ethan Rau made 33 saves against Osoyoos.

Columbia Valley Rockies

Last week: 3

Record: 11-3-0-1

The Rockies swept their Okanagan road trip picking up wins against the North Okanagan Knights, 7-4, 7-6 in a shootout against the Kelowna Chiefs and 4-2 against the Summerland Steam on Sunday.  Ewan McDevitt picked up two wins making 49 saves on 55 shots, while Brett Sweet made 33 saves in their win over Kelowna.

Revelstoke Grizzlies

Last week: 1

Record: 9-1-2-3

The Grizzlies came away from their three-game road trip with three points. They lost to the Chase Heat 3-2 in a shootout, then lost to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats 3-2 in overtime, and lost to the Kimberley Dynamiters 1-0 in a shootout. Jozef Kuchaslo made 85 saves on 87 shots in two games and had a shutout against Kimberley, while Owen Albers made 26 saves in the loss to Creston Valley.

Grand Forks Border Bruins

Last Week: Not ranked.

Record: 12-4-1-0

The Border Bruins won all three of their games last week against the Nelson Leafs, 4-2, the Fernie Ghostriders 4-1, and the Golden Rockets 4-1. Second-year goalie Ethan Shebansky, 19, played in all three games making 119 saves on 123 shots for a .967 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average.

Nelson Leafs

Last Week: 4

Record: 8-3-2-1

The Leafs opened their week with a 4-2 loss at home to the Border Bruins, then rebounded to defeat the Fernie Ghostriders 3-2 in overtime, after erasing a 2-0 deficit. Jasper Tait made 17 saves in the loss, while Frederick Larochelle made 39 saves in the win over Fernie.