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 […]

Top Shelf podcast for January 27

Welcome to episode 21 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. Matteus Reis is part of the Grand Forks Border Bruins’ leadership group; Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about the season the Bruins have put together. We really put Emanuel to work this week. He chats with Columbia Valley’s Keenan Ingram, Kelowna’s Maddix McCagherty and […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

Anderson providing energy for BCHL’s Grizzlies

  Zakery Anderson spent two seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with his hometown Kamloops Storm. Anderson, 18, joined the Storm from the Thompson Blazers program. Last season for the Storm, Anderson had 22 goals and 40 points in 40 games. Anderson is in his first season with the B.C. Hockey League’s Victoria […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 13

Welcome to episode 19 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, Emanuel talks with two KIJHL players who had strong weekends in the BCHL; Matt Fleet of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Branden Toye has a wealth of BCHL experience; now that he’s back with his hometown Kamloops Storm, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Education and trades

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook begins with a focus on education with insight provided by Tom McEvay, the league’s education director. McEvay answered some questions to provide players with valuable information to consider when making that important decision for their future. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.   KIJHL: In using hockey […]

Haggerty, Hughes and Phillips-Watts named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Taylor Haggerty (Fernie Ghostriders), Nicholas Hughes (Sicamous Eagles) and Colton Phillips-Watts (Kamloops Storm) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 8, 2023. Haggerty – Top Forward – The Sherwood Park, Alberta product collected four goals and eight points in two games to help the […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

Top Shelf Podcast for Dec. 9

On episode 15 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast, co-host Mark Berry speaks with Beaver Valley Head Coach/General Manager Terry Jones, who just celebrated his 1,100th win in Junior hockey. Mark talks with Jones about the milestone and the 22/23 edition of the Nitehawks. Scott Burgess is a 20-year-old defenceman for the Princeton Posse, who […]