KIJHL Power Rankings Week 16 – (Jan. 8)


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 16th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. Week 14 was during the Christmas break. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions.

Princeton Posse

Last Week: 1

Record: 23-4-3-3

The Posse keep their top rank even after dropping two of their three games in overtime to Osoyoos, 4-3; and Sicamous 5-4. They bounced back with a 5-3 win over Revelstoke. Ty Russell led with four points in three games.

Columbia Valley Rockies

Last Week: 2

Record: 23-6-0-2

The Rockies opened 2023 by losing 5-3 to Fernie, then rebounded for a 6-3 win over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. Kobe Mason, Blake Hiltermann and Keenan Ingram each had three points.

Kimberley Dynamiters

Last Week: 4

Record: 23-7-1-2

The Dynamiters won two of their three games last week, defeating Golden 5-4 in overtime and Castlegar 2-1. They dropped their second match to Golden 4-3 in the shootout. Cash Regan and Kade Leskosky led with four points each in three games.

Revelstoke Grizzlies

Last Week: 3

Record: 20-5-3-4

The Grizzlies won one of three games last week at home, starting with a 4-1 loss to Kamloops, then defeated North Okanagan 5-1, followed by a 5-3 loss to Princeton. Kaleb West and Carter Bettenson led with three points each.

Osoyoos Coyotes

Last Week: NR

Record: 19-8-3-1

The Coyotes won two of their three games beginning with a 4-3 overtime win over Princeton. They defeated Grand Forks 2-1 on the road and lost 5-4 to North Okanagan in a shootout at the Oliver Arena. Ethan McKinley led with four goals and eight points.