The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its seventh week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and their performance over the past 10 games.
Last Week: 1
The Eagles begin November with three straight wins – 5-4 over Spokane, 7-3 over Grand Forks and 6-0 against Summerland. Their power-play went 6-for-19, while their penalty-kill went 11/12. Their power-play is at 22.3 per cent, and the PK is at 89.5 per cent for the season.
Beaver Valley Nitehawks
Last Week: 2
The Nitehawks won their lone weekend game, defeating Spokane 4-0. They went 0-for-4 on the power-play, and their penalty-kill was 5-for-5. The Nitehawks have the best power-play in the league at 25 per cent, and their PK is at 88.5 per cent.
Last Week: Not ranked
The Grizzlies did the same as the Eagles, starting November with three straight wins, starting with a 7-0 win over Chase, 7-1 win against 100 Mile House and earning a 6-0 win in Kamloops on Sunday. Their power-play went 5-for-14, while the penalty-kill was 16-for-17. The Grizzlies PP executes at 18.6 per cent, while the PK is the best in the league at 95.1 per cent. They’ve allowed three goals on 61 opportunities.
Last Week: 3
The Posse won both their games on the weekend, earning a 3-1 win against 100 Mile House and a 5-2 victory against Chase. Their power-play went 3-for-17, while the PK didn’t surrender a goal – 9-for-9. Princeton has the fifth best PP at 21.6 per cent, and their PK is seventh at 85.9 per cent.
Columbia Valley Rockies
Last Week: 4
The Rockies split their games on the weekend, earning a 2-1 win against Nelson, then losing 4-0 to Castlegar. Their power-play went 1-for-7, while the penalty-kill was perfect at 7-for-7. The Rockies PP is at 12.9 per cent, while their PK is eighth best at 85.7 per cent.