Thunder Cats hiring Head Coach & GM

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats Junior A hockey club is currently accepting applications for the full time position of General Manager and Head Coach. The wage and benefits package will be commensurate with the experience and skills of the successful candidate. The position will be open until March 30, 2024. While all applications are appreciated, […]

Chakrabarti, Fleming & Shebansky named February 3 Stars

  Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Colton Fleming (North Okanagan Knights) and Ethan Shebansky (Grand Forks Border Bruins) have been selected as the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for February. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Surrey product had nine goals and 10 assists in nine games  […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup performances

  What a great start to the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs. Nine games have gone to overtime and one double overtime. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on areas of team and individual performances. Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have themselves within a victory of advancing to the second round after their 2-1 double overtime […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 23

  Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Forward of the Week Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.  He also chats with Lucas Sadownyk of the Princeton Posse. Mark Berry discusses all 8 first round Playoff series. Top Shelf: The […]

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 […]

Chakrabarti Bros. & Soneff named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Luke and Max Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats) and Karl Soneff (Nelson Leafs) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 18/24. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Surrey native scored five goals and three assists in a home and […]

Eddie Mountain Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

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 […]

Dynamiters’ alum McLean bats winner in for Saints

  Kimberley Dynamiter and Creston Valley Thunder Cats alum Campbell McLean scored a big goal to help the Maryville Saints pick up a 3-2 win over Minot State University. On Friday, Feb. 9, McLean scored his third goal when he batted a puck out of the air.   Wow. What a goal by the @nitroshockey […]

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