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KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to grammarist.com, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 16

Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders, Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 16. Kisinger – Top Forward- The Calgary, Alberta product had four goals and seven points in […]

Leafs land Sicamous Eagles’ captain, in blue liner trade

Nelson D-man Devin McNair headed to Shuswap club for Kingsley Brockett   Nelson — The Nelson Leafs have bolstered their blue line and shored up their leadership group too. The team has swapped defencemen with the Sicamous Eagles. Nelson has landed the Eagles’ captain, 19-year-old Kingsley Brockett. “When I first heard I was traded to […]

Free Passes to Deserving People !!

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Club celebrates the hard-working people who keep us healthy and safe during difficult times! Come and see the last two regular season home games scheduled February 18 and 19 at the NDCC on us.  We welcome Firefighters, Police Officers, EMTs and Paramedics, Doctors and Nurses, Search and Rescue, Interior Health Staff […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: December

Ethan McKinley of the Osoyoos Coyotes, Cam Reid of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Dylan Marshall of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Month for December. McKinley – Top Forward – The St. Albert product had six goals and 18 points in nine games, including a […]

Nelson leads Neil Murdoch division with back-to-back New Years tilts versus second place Beaver Valley next week

photo caption: The Nelson Leafs teamed up with local first responders for their annual Christmas card photo a few weeks back. Despite the pandemic’s fifth wave, the province has allowed junior hockey games to continue, at 50 percent arena capacities.   Nelson — With back-to-back games against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks slated to kick off […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Dec. 5

Nathan Bohmer of the 100 Mile House Wranglers, Dylan Marshall of the Nelson Leafs and Ty Marchant of the Kelowna Chiefs have been selected the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending, Dec. 5. Bohmer – Top Forward – The Chestermere, Alberta product had five goals and […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: November

Griffen Ryden of the Castlegar Rebels, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies have been selected for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for November. Ryden – Top Forward – The Brandon, Manitoba product scored 11 goals and had 13 points in 10 games. […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Nov. 28

Anmol Garcha of the Princeton Posse, Colton Phillips-Watts of the Kamloops Storm and Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Nov. 28. Garcha – Top Forward – The rookie from Sherwood Park, Alberta racked up seven assists in two games, and […]