Grizzlies, Leafs to meet in Teck Cup Finals

For the second time in the KIJHL’s history, the Nelson Leafs and Revelstoke Grizzlies will battle for the Teck Cup Championship. The last time the organizations faced each other was in 2009/10, with the Grizzlies winning. As the Junior Maple Leafs, Nelson won three championships in five finals appearances. They made their first appearance in […]

KIJHL Round 3, Game 6 recap

  March 22, 2022   Leafs clinch series against Dynamiters in double OT Bryce Sookro had two points, including the biggest assist of his season with the Nelson Leafs as he teed up teammate Liam Noble for the game-winning goal in double overtime to defeat the Kimberley Dynamiters 2-1. Noble hammered a shot past Dynamiters […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 20

  Brandon Weare and Brady Augot of the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending March 20. Augot – Top Forward – The Whitecourt, Alberta product helped the Grizzlies sweep the Osoyoos Coyotes by […]

KIJHL Rookie of the Year winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Tristan Weill of the Summerland Steam are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League divisional Rookie of the Year winners. Kinaschuk – Eddie Mountain Division –  The Calgary, Alberta product had a tremendous rookie season […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The KIJHL playoffs are two games into its third round as the Kimberley Dynamiters, Nelson Leafs, Revelstoke Grizzlies and Osoyoos Coyotes battle for their respective Kootenay and Okanagan Conference titles to punch their ticket to the Teck Cup Championship. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connected with a player from each team touching on the players’ […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 13

  Bennett Anklewich of the Nelson Leafs, Dylan Malarchuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies are the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending March 13. Anklewich – Top Forward – The Calgary, Alberta product had three goals and five assists […]

KIJHL Playoffs Round 2, Game 6 recaps

March 11, 2022 Four-goal third period leads Dynamiters to victory Ty Smith’s first goal 15 seconds into the third period was the eventual winner for the Kimberley Dynamiters in a 6-2 final over the Columbia Valley Rockies. Trystan Self made 24 saves as the Dynamiters won the Eddie Mountain Division in six games. The Dynamiters […]

KIJHL MSP Divisional Winners

Corbin Cockerill of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Tyson Lautard of the Nelson Leafs, Reid Stumpf of the 100 Mile House Wranglers and Matthew Johnston of the North Okanagan Knights received the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Most Sportsmanlike Player award for their respective divisions.   Cockerill – Eddie Mountain Division – The Thunder Cats […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The KIJHL Teck Cup Championship playoff action continues to be great as the second round enters its latter half with a few teams now in best-of-three battles as you can see in our playoff bracket. This edition of the KIJHL Notebook focuses on how teams are doing in their respective second-round series.   Bill […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]