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 […]

KIJHL alumni recognized with BCIHL awards

  The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League announced its league award winners for the 2021-22 season on April 29. Several Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni were recognized.   Second Team All-Stars Finn Withey (Revelstoke Grizzlies) – UVic Vikes (11GP, 5G, 3A, 8 PTS)  Kyle Bergh (Princeton Posse, Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Castlegar Rebels) SFU (12GP, […]

KIJHL announces 2021/22 Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies – Jonah Fournier: The Canal Flats, B.C. native, […]

KIJHL MVP Divisional Winners

  Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters, Griffen Ryden of the Castlegar Rebels, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes were named Most Valuable Players for their respective divisions in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.   Self – Eddie Mountain Division – Self led the league in wins […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 27

  Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam and Ethan Lawczynski of the Castlegar Rebels have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week. Stocks – Top Forward – The Edmonton, Alberta product helped the Nitehawks take a 3-1 series lead on the […]

Rebels Ryden bound for ACAC with Thunder

  Four more years. Castlegar Rebel Griffen Ryden is hoping to extend his hockey career by that many years as he joins the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder men’s hockey program next season. “It means a lot,” said Ryden, who will play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. “It’s really nice to know that I […]