KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 22 (Feb. 18/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 22nd and final week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.   Princeton Posse Last Week: 3 Record: 35-8-0-1 The Posse closed out the regular season […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 20 (Feb. 4/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 20th week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.   Beaver Valley Nitehawks Last Week: 1 Record: 30-8-0-1 The Nitehawks are on a 16-game winning streak […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  On Saturday, Jan. 27, Daniel Wittenberg (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Raphael Eloe (Spokane Braves), Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse) and Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) all scored hat-tricks. It’s the third time this season that four players have scored three goals in a day.  The second time was on Jan. 5 when Kobe Mason (Columbia Valley Rockies), […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 19 (Jan. 28/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 19th week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.   Beaver Valley Nitehawks Last Week: 1 Record: 28-8-0-1 The Nitehawks are on a 14-game winning streak […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team play

This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the recent performance of teams, coaches talking about standout players and the impact that some trade deadline pick ups have had on their respective teams.   Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have won seven of their last 10 games since the Christmas break and have been led offensively […]

Border Bruins’ Warrack commits to ACHA Jimmies

  Grand Forks Border Bruins captain Ray Warrack has committed to play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies beginning in the 2024-25 season. Warrack is enjoying a career season with 12 goals, 25 assists for 37 points – all new single season career highs. The Strathmore, Alta. product felt joining the Jimmies was a good […]

The KIJHL Notebook: January leaders

  It’s the final stretch drive as the KIJHL 2023-24 regular season wraps up in a month. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the top point producers and goalies for each team in January.  Eddie Mountain Division Not only has Taylor Haggerty led the Fernie Ghostriders with five goals and five assists in six games, […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 17 (Jan. 14/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 17th week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.   Revelstoke Grizzlies Last Week: 1 Record: 25-6-0 The Grizzlies defeated the Summerland Steam 5-1, scoring once […]