KIJHL excited to participate in WCDM

Hockey Canada has announced that its board of directors has approved a Western Canadian Development Model (WCDM) pilot project for the 2024-25 season, following an extensive proposal submitted in collaboration from its four Western Members, their respective Junior A hockey leagues and the Western Hockey League (WHL). The WCDM pilot project focuses on strengthening the […]

KIJHL approves move to Quesnel

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the North Okanagan Knights franchise has been sold and relocated to Quesnel, where they will be known as the River Rush. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the River Rush, […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team series leaders

  Tonight there are two important Game 5s being played – the Grand Forks Border Bruins are in Beaver Valley, and the North Okanagan Knights visit the Princeton Posse. Heading into tonight, Knights rookies Nolan Kelly and Gage Parrell are 1-2 in points – Kelly has 19 points in eight games, while Parrell has 15. […]

Coventry, O’Brien & Stojan named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Ethan Coventry (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Fraser O’Brien (North Okanagan Knights) and Connor Stojan (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending March 10/24. Coventry – Top Forward – The Calgary product netted back-to-back hat-tricks for the Grizzlies to help […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Special teams

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will have a new Teck Cup champion this season after the Columbia Valley Rockies defeated the defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters in five games.  The Kimberley Bulletin newspaper reported it’s the first time in over a decade that the Dynamiters have been eliminated in the opening round, dating back […]

Chakrabarti, Fleming & Shebansky named February 3 Stars

  Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Colton Fleming (North Okanagan Knights) and Ethan Shebansky (Grand Forks Border Bruins) have been selected as the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for February. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Surrey product had nine goals and 10 assists in nine games  […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup performances

  What a great start to the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs. Nine games have gone to overtime and one double overtime. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on areas of team and individual performances. Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have themselves within a victory of advancing to the second round after their 2-1 double overtime […]

Knights alum Funk inks NHL deal with Capitals

  The Prince George Cougars announced today that North Okanagan Knights alum Zac Funk, 20, has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals. Funk played for the Knights during the 2020-21 season. “I am very grateful and honoured for this opportunity with the Washington Capitals and am looking forward to the next […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for March 1

  Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, Levi Hall of the Fernie Ghostriders earned a 51-shot shutout in Game 2 of the Playoffs. Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about the performance.  He also chats with Nolan Kelly of the North Okanagan Knights. Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – […]

Kelly, Slobodian & Hall named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) and Kaden Slobodian and Levi Hall (Fernie Ghostriders) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 25/24. Kelly – Top Forward – The Calgary, Alta product had three goals and three assists in two games […]