The KIJHL Notebook

  With two weekends of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the books, only one team remains undefeated in regulation – the back-to-back Teck Cup champion Revelstoke Grizzlies, while the Summerland Steam, are also undefeated in regulation time, but have dropped two games in a shootout. This week’s edition of The KIJHL Notebook delves […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 2 (Oct. 2)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just played its second 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 after. The Revelstoke Grizzlies remain the lone undefeated team in the league after their 1-0 win over […]

Lario, Sterling-Ponech and Albers named Instat 3 KIJHL 3 Stars of Week

  Jordan Lario (Golden Rockets), Grady Sterling-Ponech (Princeton Posse) and Owen Albers (Revelstoke Grizzlies) have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 2. Lario – Top Forward – The Cranbrook product scored four goals and had three assists for seven points in two […]

New Wave: Revelstoke Grizzlies

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season.  The final team in the New Wave series are the Revelstoke Grizzlies. The Grizzlies finished first in the Doug Birks division with 31 wins in 42 games. The Grizzlies went on to win back-to-back KIJHL Teck […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 1 (Sept.25)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just played its first weekend of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank. The Revelstoke Grizzlies start at the top thanks to a pair of wins (9-0 against 100 Mile […]

Sorken, Gallo and Lewis named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

  Wyatt Sorken (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Brandon Gallo (Revelstoke Grizzlies) and Ben Lewis (Summerland Steam) have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s first 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending September 25, 2022. Sorken – Top Forward – The Grizzlies rookie had an incredible start to his junior career with […]

Grizzlies’ Smith joins BCHL’s Centennials

  Jacob Smith of the Revelstoke Grizzlies is taking his speed and gritty style to the Merritt Centennials of the B.C. Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. The Trail, B.C. product told www.merrittcentennials.com that he is excited to play for a team “with such great history in the best Junior A league in North America.” […]

Former Grizzlies coach wins BCHL championship

  Once the Penticton Vees defeated the Nanaimo Clippers 8-2 to sweep the B.C. Hockey League championship and claim the Fred Page Cup, it was the second time Matt Miller hoisted the trophy above his head. “It was really exciting,” said Miller, who was an assistant coach with the Revelstoke Grizzlies in 2019-20 and did […]

Alumni enter Lions Athletics HoF

  In 2015-16, KIJHL alumni Riley Spraggs and Michael Hails helped the Lindenwood University Lions men’s ice hockey team win the 2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I National Championship with a 2-1 victory over Iowa State.  Hails, a freshman goalie, had such a strong performance that he was selected as the Most Valuable […]

KIJHL alumni recognized with BCIHL awards

  The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League announced its league award winners for the 2021-22 season on April 29. Several Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni were recognized.   Second Team All-Stars Finn Withey (Revelstoke Grizzlies) – UVic Vikes (11GP, 5G, 3A, 8 PTS)  Kyle Bergh (Princeton Posse, Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Castlegar Rebels) SFU (12GP, […]