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Neil Murdoch Division bursary recipients

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2022-23 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies. Tuesday, April 18 – Doug Birks Division recipients Wednesday, April 29 – Eddie Mountain […]

Leafs’ Brockett signs with ACHA Jimmies

  Nelson Leafs defenceman Kingsley Brockett has signed to play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in 2023-24. The 6-2, 195-pound blueliner completed his third and final season in the KIJHL with the Leafs recording 15 points in 38 regular season games. The Calgary product began his KIJHL with […]

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 […]

Coquitlam Express/Nelson Leafs Camp

– 60 Forwards, 30 Defence, 10 Goalies maximum – Goaltenders are invitation only, and must contact coach Briar McNaney via email at or call at 250-280-4227 – Goalies fees are $300, Skaters fees are $250 – Goalies will be given a Goalie’s Session which will be ran by High Altitude Hockey Click Here To Register: […]

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. […]

KLHF Presentation

The Nelson Leafs hockey club has partnered with the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and their fund-raising activities for 13 years through donations made at the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre.  During their hockey game on January 14 the Nelson Leafs were pleased to present the KLHF with a cheque for $8,000 bringing the overall total to […]