Leafs’ Dawson signs with ACHA University of Mary

  Crae Dawson of the Nelson Leafs has committed to play for the University of Mary in the American Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 for the 2024-25 season. The Osoyoos product led the Leafs with 51 points in 40 regular season games. Dawson, who began his KIJHL career with his hometown Coyotes, says last summer […]

BCIHL’s Miners ink Leafs’ Turner

  Aidan Turner of the Nelson Leafs has signed to play for the Logan Lake Miners in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. Turner had 18 points in 28 regular season games and added two assists in five Teck Cup playoff games for the Leafs. His biggest growth this season came from […]

Young Guns: Karl Soneff

  Karl Soneff of the Nelson Leafs is this week’s Young Guns, presented by the Next Shift Network, as he saved 96 of 100 shots in two games against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. He had a 39-save shutout performance and posted a .960 save percentage with a 1.79 goals against average over the two […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup performances

  What a great start to the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs. Nine games have gone to overtime and one double overtime. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on areas of team and individual performances. Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have themselves within a victory of advancing to the second round after their 2-1 double overtime […]

BCIHL’s Miners led by KIJHL alumni

  Tomorrow the Logan Lake Miners will compete in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s Championship tournament. The Miners won two of their 20 games this season and will face the No. 4 Simon Fraser University Red Leafs, with the winner deciding the final team for the four-team playoff bracket.  The Miners have five KIJHL […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Player playoff experience

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Teck Cup playoffs begin today. The Kimberley Dynamiters will be looking to defend their title, while the Princeton Posse have their sights on winning their first league championship after repeating as President’s Cup regular season champions. This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights previous playoff experience and stats that some […]

Neil Murdoch Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

Chakrabarti Bros. & Soneff named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Luke and Max Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats) and Karl Soneff (Nelson Leafs) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 18/24. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Surrey native scored five goals and three assists in a home and […]

Young Guns: Xaiden Bignell

  Xaiden Bignell of the Nelson Leafs is this week’s Young Guns, presented by the Next Shift Network, as he scored two goals and added three assists in two games. Bignell scored a goal in their 4-1 loss to Castlegar, then had a goal and three assists in their 7-0 win over Spokane. The Red […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]