KIJHL Notebook

  The first weekend of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2023-24 season didn’t disappoint. The defending Teck Cup champion Kimberley Dynamiters won their opening game, the Eddie Mountain division regular season champs, the Columbia Valley Rockies gave Tayler Sincennes his first KIJHL win as a head coach and the Spokane Braves bounced back from […]

Quick Shift: A look at the Revelstoke Grizzlies

  Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, with insights from their respective general manager/head coach heading into the regular season, wraps up with the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the Doug Birks Division. The Grizzlies won their division with a record of 30-7-3-4 and lost in […]

HockeyTV is now FloHockey

Fans of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will notice a few key changes when they tune in to watch their favourite team’s broadcasts this season, as HockeyTV is now part of the FloSports family and has been re-branded as FloHockey. In order to enjoy KIJHL game broadcasts during the 2023/24 season, fans who already […]

BC Hockey approves KIJHL for Junior A status

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is thrilled to announce that the league and its 20 member clubs have been reclassified as Junior A, Tier 2 beginning the 2023/24 season following a unanimous vote by BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. The decision immediately vaults the KIJHL to Junior A status and provides an avenue […]

Bettenson commits to BCIHL’s Lakers

Carter Bettenson of the Revelstoke Grizzlies has committed to play for the Okanagan Lakers in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League. Bettensen led the Grizzlies with 45 points in 43 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season games, then put up 14 points in 14 KIJHL Teck Cup playoff games. Bettenson played a big part in […]

Grizzlies alum Desouza impresses at Red Wings development camp

  Shortly after the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft ended, Jackson Desouza, a Revelstoke Grizzlies alum (2020-21), got the call he always wanted – to attend an NHL development camp. The Kelowna Rockets defenceman packed his bags and headed for Detroit for the Red Wings camp, which concluded on July 5. In this Q&A, Desouza […]

Chamberland commits to BCIHL’s Lakers

  Owen Chamberland of the Revelstoke Grizzlies has committed to play for the Okanagan Lakers in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2023-24 season. Chamberland had 14 points in 38 games last season and helped the Grizzlies win the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship. Chamberland, 21, spent three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey […]

Grizzlies’ McPhee signs with ACAC’s Vikings

Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Will McPhee will play for the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference next season. The commitment brings McPhee back to a familiar spot – Camrose, Alberta – his hometown.  “It’s pretty special,” said McPhee, who recently helped the Grizzlies to a Cyclone Taylor Cup championship in Revelstoke. “To […]

Doug Birks Division Bursary recipients

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2022-23 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies. Wednesday, April 19 – Eddie Mountain Division recipients Thursday, April 20 – Neil Murdoch […]

Bettenson, Miller & Kuchaslo named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

  Carter Bettenson and Jozef Kuchaslo of the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Kasey Miller of the Kimberley Dynamiters are the final Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the 2022-23 season, selected on their performances in the 2023 Cyclone Taylor Cup championship.  Bettenson – Top Forward – The Red Deer product was named the Cyclone […]