New Wave: Princeton Posse

  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 Princeton Posse. The Posse finished third in […]

Posse alum Garteig honoured by BCHL

  It nearly brought a tear to Michael Garteig’s eye when he found out the B.C. Hockey League had renamed its Top Goaltender Award after him. Garteig, who started his junior hockey career with the Princeton Posse in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, moved onto the BCHL playing two seasons in Powell River, then […]

Vote Princeton for Kraft Hockeyville

  As Lori T of Princeton put it, “Princeton takes a licking but keeps on ticking!”  A major flood last fall caused the Okanagan town upwards of $50 million in damages and led to evacuations and a boil water advisory. It came just two years after many locals had to leave their homes due to […]

KIJHL alumni recognized with BCIHL awards

  The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League announced its league award winners for the 2021-22 season on April 29. Several Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni were recognized.   Second Team All-Stars Finn Withey (Revelstoke Grizzlies) – UVic Vikes (11GP, 5G, 3A, 8 PTS)  Kyle Bergh (Princeton Posse, Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Castlegar Rebels) SFU (12GP, […]

KIJHL announces 2022 Off-Ice Award Winners

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce a group of four new league awards that will recognize off-ice accomplishments and contributions. The inaugural class of award winners has been selected for the 2021-22 season in the following categories: Community Player of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team MVP’s

  Osoyoos Coyotes forward Jack Henderson looks poised to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring championship. As the regular season nears completion on Feb. 19, Henderson has a seven point lead on Columbia Valley Rockies rookie Kayde Kinaschuk. While Henderson looks to land the Top Scorer crown, Kinaschuk is battling with Tristan Weill […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season wraps up on Feb. 19 and there are still two playoff spots mathematically available. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connects with the leaders of each team to talk about how their respective teams are playing as the season comes to a close.  Eddie Mountain Division Kayde […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 6

Peyton Trzaska of the Princeton Posse, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Dylan Malarchuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 6. Biensch – Top Forward – The Marsden, Saskatchewan product popped in eight goals and […]

KIJHL Notebook

As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winds down to the completion of its 2021-22 regular season, the KIJHL Notebook digs into what some teams are focused on as they close out their schedules. Also highlighted are the remaining matchups for some teams.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach Briar McNaney said […]