KIJHL Notebook

  The 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season wraps up on Feb. 19 and there are still two playoff spots mathematically available. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connects with the leaders of each team to talk about how their respective teams are playing as the season comes to a close.  Eddie Mountain Division Kayde […]

KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: November

Griffen Ryden of the Castlegar Rebels, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies have been selected for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for November. Ryden – Top Forward – The Brandon, Manitoba product scored 11 goals and had 13 points in 10 games. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  This KIJHL Notebook takes a look at how teams performed overall in November and how some of the players made contributions to team success. There is also more good news from Princeton, a perspective on how the Posse have helped their community from a residents perspective.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Nov. 14

Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs, Ethan Lawczynski of the Castlegar Rebels and Isaac Thomas of the Sicamous Eagles have been named the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Nov. 14. Lawczynski – 1st Star- The Castlegar product earned three wins for his hometown team against the Nelson Leafs, Grand […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Performance

  With most KIJHL teams now completed the quarter-mark of their 42-game schedule, we dig into how they have been performing in this week’s KIJHL Notebook.   Eddie Mountain Division Atop of the Eddie Mountain Division, the Columbia Valley Rockies have eight wins in 13 games. The Rockies earned a split last weekend, in which […]

Sporting dream started in Rebels crease

  Mitch Peacock is a big supporter of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The veteran sportscaster, and former Castlegar Rebels goalie, follows the league on Twitter and makes a point to like or retweet posts to his nearly 3,500 followers. His devotion to the league comes from his love of growing up in Castlegar […]


The Castlegar Rebels are excited to announce their first two commitments for the 2020-2021 season. The Rebels will be bringing in two more players from Prairie Hockey Academy of the CSSHL. Last season Prairie Hockey alumni Jaedon Little contributed to the Rebels offense with 9 goals and 26 assists for 35 points in his 37 […]

Castlegar Rebels Says Thank You

We’re PROUD to represent Castlegar for 40+ years. THANK YOU to all our fans, sponsors, billets and volunteers. Your support and generosity is overwhelming. Have a great summer, see you next season!