Grand Forks, BC – Promotional Video by Megan Kienas

My submission for the Show Off Grand Forks Video Contest. Contributing local artists: Music \

The KIJHL is the Kootenay hockey league, with teams littered throughout the interior of British Columbia. As per the way B.C. hockey tends to operate, players in this league are a variety of ages, with some being hopeful prospects for higher levels, and others running out the clock.

Players in in the KIJHL can be WHL draft picks or BCHL hopefuls since AAA hockey in B.C. is still not the main route for players to move up the ranks.

In this league, players will have longer travel compared to other leagues, but they will also play for and against longstanding franchises. Unlike most Junior B leagues, the KIJHL is scouted by higher levels of hockey and players in this league do have a shot to move up if they are young enough. Many also serve as affiliates for teams at higher levels.

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Newton Grand Forks Border Bruins KIJHL

To watch Max Newton play you would swear the 15-year-old forward was much older as the youngster plays with the savvy of a Jr. B seasoned vet. The talented pivot is deceptive, has nice hands, distributes the puck incredibly well, is excellent on the half wall and at manning the point on the PP, has a good compete level, and plays with his head on a swivel. The native of Vancouver, BC’s best attribute is his uncanny hockey sense, and his ability to anticipate the play. The Border Bruin rookie has unlimited potential, and should develop into a stud in the coming years.

Born: November 14, 1997. Vancouver, BC
Position: Centre
Height: 5’10\

Jackson Purvis – #18 – Grand Forks Border Bruins – KIJHL

Highlight package of Jackson Purvis from games from 2013 season up until November.
DOB MAY 2 1994
5’10 160lbs.

#18 Grand Forks Border Bruins
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Grand Forks, British Columbia