‘Cats Acquire Luke Chakrabarti, Tanner Johnson and Stavros Koutsantonis

The Thunder Cats, prior to their final weekend before Christmas break, made a sequence of transactions. Notably, local product Vin Jackson and Tyler Badger were moved out, and multiple assets moved in. The most recent trade sending 2002 born player Tyler Badger to his hometown of Osoyoos, BC while acquiring Luke Chakrabarti (’03) and Tanner […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team improvements

  In this week’s KIJHL Notebook, we’ve continued to focus on how teams are playing, especially from the previous weekend and moving forward. And there is news on a KIJHL team helping the Princeton Posse.   Doug Birks Division The Kamloops Storm defeated Summerland and North Okanagan on the weekend, then lost in overtime to […]

Thunder Cats Send Three to Junior A

Jaden Little. Evan Gartner. Harmon Laser-Hume. What do those names have in common? If you said they all spent some time in between the pipes at the Johnny Bucyk Arena, you’d be correct.  But that’s only half the story. All three goalies have also played their way into Jr. A after spending time in the Cats’ […]

Thunder Cats Sign Landon Hedges, Make More Moves

The Thunder Cats continue to add from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as well as keeping the Northern Alberta connection alive. Hedges, who has played with multiple players on the ‘Cats roster was originally contacted by the Thunder Cats in the spring and identified as one of the off-season’s top targets. His skill and work […]

SJHL Veteran Colby Bechthold Joins Thunder Cats

The already deep Thunder Cats blue line continues to evolve with the addition of 2002 born defenseman Colby Bechthold from Boyle, AB.  Colby spent this season and last with the Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL and prior to that played U18 AAA with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.  The […]

Cats Finish Opening Weekend 1-1

Regardless of the outcome, on October 1st the Thunder Cats were playing regular-season hockey again, the first such game for the team in exactly 350 days since the 2020/2021 season got postponed on November 20th, 2020. It was their first game in front of fans since the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 playoffs (574 days, […]

Thunder Cats Sign Narowski; Add Bamber and Morrison

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced a trio of signings, including top recruit Ben Norowski; Denon Bamber, and camp standout Nikolai Morrison. BEN NAROWSKI – ’03 RHD Narowski played last season with the Calgary NW Flames U18 AAA, where he was one of the most relied upon defencemen. Ben signed earlier this offseason with the […]

Cats Trade for Veteran Goaltender Carlos Siso, Sign Top Prospect Leggett

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats crease picture just got a little clearer. Only a week removed from many question marks in net with returner Harmon Laser-Hume making a big impact in AJHL pre-season action, and back up Evan Gartner at camp in Cranbrook (BCHL), the Thunder Cats Hockey Operations shifted much of their attention in […]

Kwiatkowski Signs with Cats

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced today the signing of 2002 forward Sheldon Kwiatkowski. Sheldon hails from Sexsmith, AB, and brings his talents to the Creston Valley after spending last season in the SJHL with the Weyburn Red Wings. He split the 2019/2020 season with the Grande Prairie Storm U18 AAA and the Fort McMurray […]