KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

Chakrabarti, Reid and Sweet named Instat KIJHL December 3 Stars

  Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Cam Reid (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Brett Sweet (Columbia Valley Rockies) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month for December. Chakrabarti – Top Forward- The Whiterock, B.C. product put up nine goals and 16 points in seven games for the Rockies, helping them win four […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

Chakrabarti, Grishin, Gregga named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Eithan Grishin (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and Ryder Gregga (100 Mile House Wranglers) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Dec. 18. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The White Rock, B.C. product had four goals and three assists in […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

KIJHL Notebook: Levi Hall and his Hall of Fame grandfather

Being a goalie kind of runs in the Hall family. Levi Hall of the Golden Rockets became one because of his grandfather Glenn, who only happens to be a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time. Levi’s older brother Luke Hall plays goal for the Portage College […]

KIJHL Notebook: Kostiuk new Dynamiters captain

On Remembrance Day, Kimberley Dynamiters captain Ryan Bennett made the difficult decision to retire from junior hockey because of an injury. The Dynamiters selected Jayden Kostiuk to fill his leadership role. In a recent Dynamiters Deep Dive blog, published on Nov. 27, 2022, Jesse Heinrichs wrote about the new captain, which is being used in […]

Anderson, Sadownyk, Phillips-Watts named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Blake Anderson (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Lucas Sadownyk (Princeton Posse) and Colton Phillips-Watts (Kamloops Storm) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Nov. 27. Anderson – Top Forward – The Peace River, Alberta product recorded two goals and five assists in two games for […]

KIJHL Notebook: BCHC Prospects Game experience

  When Ryan Larsen was added to the KIJHL Top Prospects team late due to an injury/illness to another player, that gave the Kamloops Storm three players in the B.C. Hockey Conference Prospects Game, which started with Owen Aura and Jake Phillips-Watts. Larsen ended up with a goal and two assists, including helping set up […]