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KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup playoffs

In speaking with coaches leading up to the start of the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs for this Notebook, Kamloops Storm bench boss Jan Ludvig likely provided the best quote as the Quest for the Teck Cup begins tomorrow. “It’s gonna be like a good boxing match,” said Ludvig of their matchup with the Sicamous Eagles. […]

Fitzgerald, Aura and Larochelle named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Liam Fitzgerald (Fernie Ghostriders), Owen Aura (Kamloops Storm) and Frederick Larochelle (Nelson Leafs) have been named the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 12, 2023. Fitzgerald – Top Forward – The St. Albert, Alberta product had two goals and four assists in two games, helping the Ghostriders […]

Neil Murdoch 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 each of the league’s four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league […]

KIJHL Notebook: Neil Murdoch battles

  It’s the last week of the KIJHL regular season, and while all of the playoff spots have been solidified, there is still positioning to fight for. This will make for an exciting week of action, especially in the Neil Murdoch division.  The Grand Forks Border Bruins have a two-point lead on Beaver Valley and […]

Fodchuk, Sookro contributing to BCHL Bucks’ success

  KIJHL alumni Jaden Fodchuk (Princeton Posse) and Bryce Sookro (Nelson Leafs) have both contributed to the success the BCHL’s Cranbrook Bucks are enjoying this season. Fodchuk signed with the Bucks on Jan. 10 last season after putting up 31 points in 26 games as a rookie. While still considered a rookie, Fodchuk had one […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

Makway, Hamilton growing with BCHL’s Smoke Eaters

  Judah Makway and Rhett Hamilton are KIJHL alumni from the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs, respectively. Both made the step up to the BCHL with the Trail Smoke Eaters.  Makway, a Trail product, has two goals and four points in 17 games. He registered his first BCHL point in his second game and […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

Davidson, Reid, Kuchaslo named Instat KIJHL November 3 Stars

  Joe Davidson (Nelson Leafs), Cam Reid (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Jozef Kuchaslo (Revelstoke Grizzlies) were selected as the Instat KIJHL Players of the Month for November. Davidson – Top Forward – The Nelson product helped the Leafs earn seven wins in November with nine goals and 17 points in nine games. Davidson netted two hat-tricks […]