KIJHL Power Rankings: Week 16

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 16th week. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank. Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 36 W: 28 L: 2 OTL: 2 SOL: 4) The Coyotes keep their spot at the top of the KIJHL with two wins […]

KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 9

Brandon Kasdorf of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Tyson Tisdale of the Columbia Valley Rockies and Jake Dubinsky of the North Okanagan Knights have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 9. Kasdorf – Top Forward – The Rosemary, Alberta product had a goal and […]

Novak leans on experience to develop Grizzlies

Revelstoke Grizzlies Assistant Coach Jiri Novak draws up a play for the players to execute during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game. / Matt Timmins Photo   Jiri Novak loves to work with hockey players and help them develop into better athletes and people. After spending nearly three seasons in China as Head Coach […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: November

Griffen Ryden of the Castlegar Rebels, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies have been selected for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for November. Ryden – Top Forward – The Brandon, Manitoba product scored 11 goals and had 13 points in 10 games. […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team improvements

  In this week’s KIJHL Notebook, we’ve continued to focus on how teams are playing, especially from the previous weekend and moving forward. And there is news on a KIJHL team helping the Princeton Posse.   Doug Birks Division The Kamloops Storm defeated Summerland and North Okanagan on the weekend, then lost in overtime to […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Performance

  With most KIJHL teams now completed the quarter-mark of their 42-game schedule, we dig into how they have been performing in this week’s KIJHL Notebook.   Eddie Mountain Division Atop of the Eddie Mountain Division, the Columbia Valley Rockies have eight wins in 13 games. The Rockies earned a split last weekend, in which […]