KIJHL Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

KIJHL Rookie of the Year winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Tristan Weill of the Summerland Steam are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League divisional Rookie of the Year winners. Kinaschuk – Eddie Mountain Division –  The Calgary, Alberta product had a tremendous rookie season […]

Storm’s Benson signs with MJHL’s Nighthawks

  Kamloops Storm defenceman Devin Benson has signed to play with the expansion Niverville Nighthawks of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. “It’s pretty exciting obviously, taking that next step to the next level,” said Benson. “I enjoyed this year playing with the Storm and they gave me a really good opportunity […]

KIJHL alumni win ACHA national championship

  Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni, Caige Sterner (Kimberley Dynamiters – 2015-17) and Ethan Paulin-Hatch (Kamloops Storm – 2017-2020) helped the Lindenwood University Lions win the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division I National Championship. The Lions won the national title with an 8-3 victory over No. 6 seed Central Oklahoma Tuesday night […]

KIJHL Playoffs Round 2, Game 6 recaps

March 11, 2022 Four-goal third period leads Dynamiters to victory Ty Smith’s first goal 15 seconds into the third period was the eventual winner for the Kimberley Dynamiters in a 6-2 final over the Columbia Valley Rockies. Trystan Self made 24 saves as the Dynamiters won the Eddie Mountain Division in six games. The Dynamiters […]

Storm Season Ends With 4-0 loss

The Kamloops Storm ran out of gas in game 6 of the Birks Division final as the Revelstoke Grizzlies defeated the Storm 4-0 on Friday night. Brandon Weare turned aside 22 shots for the Grizzlies while Brandon Kasdorf scored twice and Ronin Pusch had a goal and an assist. The Storm could not apply much […]