The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 21st and final week of regular season 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.
Last Week: 1
The Posse won the KIJHL’s President’s Cup – the overall regular season championship for the first time in their 20-year history following a split with the North Okanagan Knights. The Posse won the first game 4-3 in overtime, then lost 3-2 on the road. Rookie Tyson Horachka led the Posse with four points in two games.
Last Week: 2
The Grizzlies won two of their three games to conclude the regular season. The Grizzlies opened with a 3-1 loss to Sicamous, then defeated Summerland 7-1 and Osoyoos 5-3 at home. Logan McLeod had four points in three games, while Owen Chamberland had four in two games. Owen Albers and Jozef Kuchaslo each picked up wins.
|Columbia Valley Rockies
Last Week: 3
The Rockies split their games last week, starting with a 5-2 victory against Fernie, then a 4-3 overtime loss to the Kimberley Dynamiters. Brett Sweet made 46 saves in two games, including 27 in the win against Fernie. Keenan Ingram led the Rockies with five points in two games, including a three-goal performance against Fernie.
Last Week: 4
The Dynamiters won both their games beginning the weekend with a 4-2 win over Creston Valley, then closed out the season with a 4-3 overtime victory over Columbia Valley. Kade Leskosky was the OT hero with his 23rd goal of the season. Leskosky and Jayde Kostiuk led the Dynamiters with three points in one game.
Last Week: 5
The Coyotes won one of their three games, beginning with a 7-2 win over Kelowna. They lost 7-3 to Kamloops and 5-3 to Revelstoke. Ethan McKinley led the Coyotes with seven points in three games, while Carter Yarish and Jack Henderson had six points in two games, respectively.