Storm’s Larsen signs with SJHL’s Millionaires

Kamloop Storm forward Ryan Larsen has signed with the Melville Millionaires to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League next season. Larsen, 19, is coming off a season in which he led the Storm in goals (27), assists (26) and points (53) in 44 games. Larsen added six points in seven playoff games and represented […]

Doug Birks Division Bursary recipients

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2022-23 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies. Wednesday, April 19 – Eddie Mountain Division recipients Thursday, April 20 – Neil Murdoch […]

Off-Ice Award Winners: Community, Scholastic Player, Volunteer & Broadcaster

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to recognize four individuals for their off-ice accomplishments and contributions in the Off-Ice Awards. It’s the second year the league has shined a spotlight in the categories of Community Player of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year. […]

Storm alumni help Dinos reach University Cup

  The Calgary Dinos, featuring Kamloops Storm alumni Josh Maser and Max Patterson, are the top seed heading into the U Sports Cavendish Farms University Cup this week. The Dinos are the Canada West champs after going 25-3 in the regular season, and then 4-2 in the playoffs. On March 5, the Dinos won their […]

KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup playoffs

In speaking with coaches leading up to the start of the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs for this Notebook, Kamloops Storm bench boss Jan Ludvig likely provided the best quote as the Quest for the Teck Cup begins tomorrow. “It’s gonna be like a good boxing match,” said Ludvig of their matchup with the Sicamous Eagles. […]

Doug Birks Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from each of the league’s four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall […]

Fitzgerald, Aura and Larochelle named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Liam Fitzgerald (Fernie Ghostriders), Owen Aura (Kamloops Storm) and Frederick Larochelle (Nelson Leafs) have been named the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 12, 2023. Fitzgerald – Top Forward – The St. Albert, Alberta product had two goals and four assists in two games, helping the Ghostriders […]

Maggie top dog in Storm’s Wiener Dog race

The competition was heated and the conditions were ruff for the Kamloops Storm on Saturday night as more than 800 spectators packed the McArthur Park Island Arena for the team’s annual Wiener Dog race. When all was said and done, Maggie was crowned top dog among 49 four-legged entrants after she used her long, quick […]

Top Shelf podcast for Feb. 3

Welcome to episode 22 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. Ethan McKinley is having a banner season with the Osoyoos Coyotes, fiftth in league scoring heading into the weekend. Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about his amazing season. Cody Creasy has been solid between the pipes for the Kamloops Storm, one of the top […]

KIJHL Notebook: Power play producers

  Since the calendar flipped to 2023, 11 hat-tricks have been scored. Included are two four-goal performances by Reece Nelson of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on and Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies. Shelton’s came on the same night that Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks collected three goals against the Nelson […]