Brandon Switzer Named Head Coach and General Manager

Creston. B.C. – Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced that Brandon Switzer has been named the General Manager and Head Coach for the upcoming season. Switzer spent the last season as the Assistant General Manager and Associate Coach to Bill Rotheisler. This announcement comes after the Thunder Cats and Rotheisler parted ways after two seasons. Thunder […]

KIJHL Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

Thunder Cats alumnus named CCHA Defenceman of the Year

  Creston Valley Thunder Cats alumnus Jake Livingstone has been named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Defenceman of the Year, as voted by league coaches. The league made the announcement today. Livingstone has racked up nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points and has played in all 39 games for the Mavericks this […]

KIJHL MSP Divisional Winners

Corbin Cockerill of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Tyson Lautard of the Nelson Leafs, Reid Stumpf of the 100 Mile House Wranglers and Matthew Johnston of the North Okanagan Knights received the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Most Sportsmanlike Player award for their respective divisions.   Cockerill – Eddie Mountain Division – The Thunder Cats […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: March 6

  Campbell Mclean of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Brennan Wilson of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Jack Osmond of the Chase Heat have been selected the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending March 6. McLean – Top Forward – The Whitecourt, Alberta product scored five […]

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 […]

KIJHL Divisional Award Winners Announced

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Divisional Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been awarded in seven categories for the Doug Birks, Eddie Mountain, Neil Murdoch and Bill Ohlhausen divisions: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team MVP’s

  Osoyoos Coyotes forward Jack Henderson looks poised to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring championship. As the regular season nears completion on Feb. 19, Henderson has a seven point lead on Columbia Valley Rockies rookie Kayde Kinaschuk. While Henderson looks to land the Top Scorer crown, Kinaschuk is battling with Tristan Weill […]

Veteran Daniel Graber Added to Roster Prior to KIJHL Playoffs

The Thunder Cats sign 2001-born defenseman Daniel Graber ahead of the final roster deadline.  January 10th was the KIJHL trade deadline; however, free agents were still available to sign until February 10th at 5:00 PM. Graber had previously been with the Kimberely Dynamiters where he was moved from earlier in this year; however, due to […]

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