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, […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Oct. 3

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League dropped the puck on 2021-22 season action last weekend. From that play, the league has selected their first group of Instat 3 Stars of the Week – Judah Makway of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Ty Marchant of the Kelowna Chiefs and Harmon Laser-Hume of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. […]

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 […]

Thunder Cats Add to Forward Core With Familiar Name

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced the signing of forward Adam Redding on Wednesday. The Spokane, Washington native is the younger brother of former Cats GM and Head Coach, Nick Redding. A relationship that helped Adam figure out his future. “It definitely influenced my decision, just being able to be around the program and know […]

Thunder Cats Trade for Jack Coulthard from Aldergrove Kodiaks

Jack Coulthard comes to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats after a successful junior debut in Aldergrove with the Kodiaks. During the pandemic shortened 2020-21 season, Coulthard led all defensemen on his team in ice time and many other statistical categories. He comes to the Thunder Cats as part of a handful of new blue line […]

Thunder Cats Hire Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats organization is excited to announce that Brandon Switzer will join the organization as Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager. Switzer spent last season with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s (AJHL) Whitecourt Wolverines as a regional scout and will continue with this role for the upcoming season. Prior to that, Switzer […]

2021-2022 Leadership Announcements

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats announced the 2021-22 leadership team over the past week via Twitter. The beginning of the week had revealed the players that will be acting as Alternate Captains: Returning alternate Clayton Brown, the very anticipated return of Corbin Cockerill, and the newly-minted “A” Travis Thorhaug. The final reveal was Creston’s own […]

Thunder Cats Sign Forward Carson Taylor

GM & Head Coach Bill Rotheisler has announced the signing of forward Carson Taylor. Rotheisler sees Taylor as an elite two-way forward that can impact the game on both ends of the ice. “His game maturity, responsibility, and defensive awareness are well beyond his years and on a very elite level. Carson’s easy to play […]