KIJHL Notebook

  Twelve hat-tricks have been scored in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season play as of Oct. 26, with the last being scored on Oct. 22. Coletyn Boyarski of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats have each recorded two. Both of them recorded four goals recently.  Last season […]

KIJHL Notebook

There have been many impressive team and player performances this season and this week’s KIJHL Notebook touches on what players from the respective teams did over the weekend, including some of the games during this week. Bill Ohlhausen Division The Princeton Posse improved to 6-2 on the season with a pair of wins against the […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season is now three weeks old. The landscape of where teams sit in their respective divisions so far has changed from last season. Some teams are seeing early returns from the strong play of their rookies, while others are benefitting from trades for experienced players. This weeks KIJHL […]

The KIJHL Notebook

  With two weekends of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the books, only one team remains undefeated in regulation – the back-to-back Teck Cup champion Revelstoke Grizzlies, while the Summerland Steam, are also undefeated in regulation time, but have dropped two games in a shootout. This week’s edition of The KIJHL Notebook delves […]

New Wave: Castlegar Rebels

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season. We have been highlighting those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Castlegar Rebels. The Rebels finished fourth in the Neil Murdoch division with 16 wins in 42 games. The Rebels advanced […]

KIJHL, PJHL announce creation of BCHC

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Pacific Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the creation of the British Columbia Hockey Conference. This new organization represents a partnership between two of Western Canada’s premier junior hockey leagues to advance their level of competitive hockey in British Columbia. The British Columbia Hockey Conference’s inaugural […]

Rebels’ Dann signs with SJHL’s Bruins

  “Nathan is a very skilled player that is very creative and put up some impressive numbers for a seventeen-year-old playing in the KIJHL,” said Estevan Bruins Head Coach Jason Tatarnic of Castlegar Rebel Nathan Dann, who he recruited to play for his team for the 2022-23 season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Last season […]

Rebels’ Quinton becomes a Miner

Castlegar Rebel Cody Quinton has signed to join teammate Justin Duguay with the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League expansion team, the Logan Lake Miners for the 2022-23 season. The Wembley, Alberta product began his KIJHL career with Fernie, then Revelstoke before being dealt to the Rebels. In 86 career regular season games, Quinton had 19 goals […]

Rebels’ Duguay joins BCIHL expansion Miners

  Castlegar Rebel Justin Duguay has signed to play for the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League expansion team, the Logan Lake Miners for the 2022-23 season. Duguay, an Edmonton native, will attend Thompson Rivers University while playing for the Miners. In three seasons with the Rebels, the 5-11, 160-pound forward played in 90 KIJHL regular season […]

Alumni enter Lions Athletics HoF

  In 2015-16, KIJHL alumni Riley Spraggs and Michael Hails helped the Lindenwood University Lions men’s ice hockey team win the 2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I National Championship with a 2-1 victory over Iowa State.  Hails, a freshman goalie, had such a strong performance that he was selected as the Most Valuable […]