New Wave: Kamloops Storm

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Kamloops Storm. The Storm placed second in […]

Storm’s Sanford signs with SJHL Mustangs

  Kyle Sanford of the Kamloops Storm has signed to play for the Melfort Mustangs in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 2022-23. In his lone season with his hometown team, Sanford had seven goals and 26 points in 41 KIJHL regular season games. He added four goals and seven points in 13 Teck Cup […]

Storm’s Erichuk signs with University of Jamestown

  Alek Erichuk of the Kamloop Storm has signed to play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in the ACHA Division 1. The Kamloops native completed his junior career in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League recording 22 points in 31 games. He added five points in 13 playoff games. “I thought I did pretty […]

Storm’s Evan Clark signs with AJHL’s Crusaders

  Evan Clark of the Kamloops Storm has signed with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. A Kamloops native and product of the Thompson Blazers program, the 6–0, 180 pound centre will make the jump to Junior A after a season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. “It’s very exciting […]

Storm’s Cameron signs with AJHL’s Crusaders

  Hudson Cameron of the Kamloops Storm has signed to play for the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League next season. Cameron said it’s awesome to get this opportunity, which he has been working towards. “I’m super pumped to finally sign,” said the Kamloops native, who played four games in the BCHL […]

KIJHL announces 2021/22 Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies – Jonah Fournier: The Canal Flats, B.C. native, […]

KIJHL Top Goalie Award winners

  Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters, Dylan Marshall of the Nelson Leafs, Colton Phillips-Watts of the Kamloops Storm and Frederick Larochelle of the Kelowna Chiefs are the divisional winners for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Goalie Award. Self – Eddie Mountain Division – Self led the league with 22 wins in 29 […]

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 […]