The KIJHL Notebook: Player playoff experience

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Teck Cup playoffs begin today. The Kimberley Dynamiters will be looking to defend their title, while the Princeton Posse have their sights on winning their first league championship after repeating as President’s Cup regular season champions. This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights previous playoff experience and stats that some […]

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The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  On Saturday, Jan. 27, Daniel Wittenberg (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Raphael Eloe (Spokane Braves), Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse) and Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) all scored hat-tricks. It’s the third time this season that four players have scored three goals in a day.  The second time was on Jan. 5 when Kobe Mason (Columbia Valley Rockies), […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team play

This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the recent performance of teams, coaches talking about standout players and the impact that some trade deadline pick ups have had on their respective teams.   Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have won seven of their last 10 games since the Christmas break and have been led offensively […]

Dale brothers thriving with Eisadler Dortmund

  The Dale brothers – Brody and Brayden – are KIJHL alumni playing their first season of pro hockey for Eisadler Dortmund in Germany’s Regionalliga. Brayden, 26, played for the Kamloops Storm (2014-15) and Kelowna Chiefs (2015-16) registering 51 points in 97 career regular season games. Brody racked up 255 points in 139 career regular […]

The KIJHL Notebook: January leaders

  It’s the final stretch drive as the KIJHL 2023-24 regular season wraps up in a month. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the top point producers and goalies for each team in January.  Eddie Mountain Division Not only has Taylor Haggerty led the Fernie Ghostriders with five goals and five assists in six games, […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Goal leaders

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the goal leaders on each te am. Included will be game-winners (GWG), short-handed goals (SHG) and power-play (PPG). Last season, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies led the league with 43 goals in 41 games. Osoyoos Coyote Coletyn Boyarski led with nine game-winners, and his teammate Carter […]

The KIJHL Notebook: World Junior Championship

  Merry Christmas to everyone in the KIJHL. Christmas is almost here, that means the World Junior Championships are too. This great International Ice Hockey Federation tournament, hosted by Sweden, is the focus of this week’s KIJHL Notebook. We’ve connected with a player from each division and asked them to share their thoughts on the […]