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KIJHL Power Rankings Week 19 – (Jan. 29)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 19th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 29-5-3-3 The Posse won all three of their games last […]

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. […]

KIJHL Power Rankings Week 18 – (Jan. 23)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 18th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 26-5-3-3 The Posse won both their games last week, picking […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 20

Welcome to episode 20 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features player interviews with Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets), Ethan MacDuff and Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders). Kimberley HC/GM Derek Stuart talks about the Dynamiters’ Autism Awareness initiative. The guest broadcaster is Mike Fox (North Okanagan Knights). Enjoy.   […]

KIJHL Power Rankings Week 17 – (Jan. 15)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 17th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. Week 14 was during the Christmas break. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 24-5-3-3 The Posse […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 13

Welcome to episode 19 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, Emanuel talks with two KIJHL players who had strong weekends in the BCHL; Matt Fleet of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Branden Toye has a wealth of BCHL experience; now that he’s back with his hometown Kamloops Storm, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Education and trades

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook begins with a focus on education with insight provided by Tom McEvay, the league’s education director. McEvay answered some questions to provide players with valuable information to consider when making that important decision for their future. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.   KIJHL: In using hockey […]

KIJHL Power Rankings Week 16 – (Jan. 8)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 16th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. Week 14 was during the Christmas break. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 23-4-3-3 The Posse […]

Chakrabarti, Reid and Sweet named Instat KIJHL December 3 Stars

  Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Cam Reid (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Brett Sweet (Columbia Valley Rockies) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month for December. Chakrabarti – Top Forward- The Whiterock, B.C. product put up nine goals and 16 points in seven games for the Rockies, helping them win four […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  In this week’s KIJHL Notebook, the coaches from the Kimberley Dynamiters, Grand Forks Border Bruins, Princeton Posse and Revelstoke Grizzlies spoke about their team defence and goaltending. Those teams have allowed the fewest goals against in their respective divisions. Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have allowed 75 goals in 29 games. Their […]