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Leafs’ Hamilton signs with BCHL’s Smoke Eaters

  Nelson Leafs Rhett Hamilton has signed to play with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL next season. Hamilton made his Kootenay International Junior Hockey League debut with the Leafs roster at 16, scoring two goals in two games before the season was shut down due to COVID-19. This season he had 14 goals […]

Leafs’ Sookro signs with BCHL Bucks

  Nelson Leafs defenceman Bryce Sookro has signed with the BCHL’s Cranbrook Bucks for the 2022-23 season. The Nelson native said this is “just another step for me.”  “A pretty big step and I’m excited to be with the Bucks for next season,” said Sookro, who played two games with the BCHL organization last season […]

Leafs’ Nemethy signs with BCIHL’s Lakers

  Nelson Leafs assistant captain Simon Nemethy will continue his hockey career with the Okanagan Lakers of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League. The Vanderhoof native is excited to keep playing while he studies business at Okanagan College in Kelowna. The Lakers program was a good fit for him because they have the courses he was […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: March

Simon Nemethy and Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, as well as Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for March. Nemethy – Top Forward – Nemethy scored eight goals and added eight assists for 16 points in 17 games, […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: April 3

  Liam Noble of the Nelson Leafs, as well as Kaleb West and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending April 3.   Noble – Top Forward – The Dawson Creek native had two goals and three […]

Grizzlies win Teck Cup Championship

March 31, 2022 Grizzlies win Teck Cup Championship The Revelstoke Grizzlies have defended their KIJHL Teck Cup Championship by defeating the Nelson Leafs 6-4, winning the series in five games.  Ronin Pusch’s seventh goal of the playoffs 6:33 into the third on the power-play won the Teck Cup championship.  Entering the third period trailing 4-3, […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Game 5 of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championship is tonight in Revelstoke. The Grizzlies lead the best-of-seven series against the Nelson Leafs 3-1. It’s been a tight series with all the games decided by a goal. Brandon Kasdorf of the Grizzlies leads all players with three goals, while Johnny Carmichael and Bryce Sookro of […]

KIJHL Top Goalie Award winners

  Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters, Dylan Marshall of the Nelson Leafs, Colton Phillips-Watts of the Kamloops Storm and Frederick Larochelle of the Kelowna Chiefs are the divisional winners for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Goalie Award. Self – Eddie Mountain Division – Self led the league with 22 wins in 29 […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 27

  Brandon Kasdorf of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Bryce Sookro and Dylan Marshall of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending March 27.   Kasdorf – Top Forward – The Rosemary, Alberta product put up two goals and an assist in […]

KIJHL Top Defenceman Award winners

  Cam Reid of the Kimberley Dynamiters, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, Brandon Gallo of the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Ty Marchant of the Kelowna Chiefs are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Defencemen for their respective divisions.   Reid – Eddie Mountain Division – “It was definitely a confidence booster going into playoffs, […]