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 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 […]

KIJHL team preview: Revelstoke Grizzlies

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams.   Next up are the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the Doug Birks Division. During the COVID-19 shortened season, the Grizzlies scored 15 goals en route to winning their lone two games.   […]

KIJHL announces COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) has announced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that will require all players, bench staff and on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the league’s 2021/22 regular season on October 1st. The policy also requires that all players, bench staff members and on-ice officials have received […]

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has released its 2021-22 regular season schedule, with 16 teams in action on opening night October 1st. The league is pleased to welcome back the 100 Mile House Wranglers, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Spokane Braves after a season away. With all 20 clubs hitting the ice, the KIJHL returns […]


Cody Flann completed his Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) career with the Revelstoke Grizzlies following the 2019/20 season. He thought he was done playing hockey after his three seasons with the Grizzlies, then this past year going through the pandemic rekindled his passion. The Whistler product wasn’t enjoying his online studies and was looking […]

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) held its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 12th, with league members meeting virtually to cover a wide range of topics and approve a number of new measures and initiatives. 2021 SEASON DATES & SCHEDULE FORMAT The KIJHL is excited to continue planning for the 2021/22 season, […]