Thunder Cats’ Redding joins MHL Rapids

  Adam Redding of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats will play for the Grand Falls Rapids in the Maritime Hockey League this season. The Spokane, Washington product had 31 points in 41 KIJHL regular season games, and added six points in seven Teck Cup playoff games. It was his lone season in the KIJHL. Redding […]

New Wave: Creston Valley Thunder Cats

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The Thunder Cats […]

Thunder Cats’ Switzer joins AJHL Saints’ coaching staff

  Brandon Switzer got a chance to move up to Junior A hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League before he actually stepped on the bench of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats for his first game as Head Coach. Switzer, 26, was promoted to Head Coach and GM by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League […]

Thunder Cats’ Hiltermann signs with MJHL Stampeders

  Blake Hiltermann credits the Creston Valley Thunder Cats for helping him develop on and off-the-ice over two seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. In 31 games last season, the 5-11, 175 pound defenceman had 17 points. Hiltermann will play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the Swan Valley Stampeders for the […]

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 […]

Thunder Cats alum Gagnon signs with HC Caen

Marc-Antoine Gagnon, who played for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in 2015-16, has signed to play for Drakkars De Caen in France’s top division. Drakkars added Gagnon to strengthen its defence, bringing in the 24-year-old Canadian right-hander after a season in Division 2 with Villard-de-Lans and in Slovakia with HK Martin after playing Division 1 […]

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, […]

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 […]