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 […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

Chakrabarti, Nimmo & Stojan named January 3 Stars

  Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Lohgan Nimmo (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and Connor Stojan (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) have been selected as the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for January. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Surrey product scored six goals and racked up 13 assists in nine […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  On Saturday, Jan. 27, Daniel Wittenberg (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Raphael Eloe (Spokane Braves), Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse) and Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) all scored hat-tricks. It’s the third time this season that four players have scored three goals in a day.  The second time was on Jan. 5 when Kobe Mason (Columbia Valley Rockies), […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 2

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week in Top Shelf, Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Defenceman of the Week Max Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and Revelstoke Grizzlies Captain, Brady Schwab. Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – S2 E21 – February 2 – M. Chakrabarti – Schwab | […]

Garcha, Chakrabarti & Tworkowski named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse), Max Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats) and Andrew Tworkowski (Spokane Braves) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 28/24. Garcha – Top Forward – The Sherwood Park, Alta., product had five goals and three assists […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team play

This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the recent performance of teams, coaches talking about standout players and the impact that some trade deadline pick ups have had on their respective teams.   Eddie Mountain Division The Fernie Ghostriders have won seven of their last 10 games since the Christmas break and have been led offensively […]

The KIJHL Notebook: January leaders

  It’s the final stretch drive as the KIJHL 2023-24 regular season wraps up in a month. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the top point producers and goalies for each team in January.  Eddie Mountain Division Not only has Taylor Haggerty led the Fernie Ghostriders with five goals and five assists in six games, […]

Weill, Chakrabarti & Kuchaslo named KIJHL December 3 Stars

  Tristan Weill (Kimberley Dynamiters), Max Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats) and Jozef Kuchaslo (Revelstoke Grizzlies) have been selected as the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for December. Weill – Top Forward – The West Kelowna product had nine goals and eight assists for 17 points and helped […]