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. […]

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 […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 6

Welcome to episode 18 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast Guests this week include Ethan Lawczynski in his 4th season with the Castlegar Rebels, Damon Cunningham with the SJHL Nipawin Hawks, Osoyoos Coyotes Head Coach Ken Law, Sicamous Eagles Head Coach Nick Deschenes and Marko Shehovac from the Golden Rockets, a man with many […]

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 […]

Burke, Aebly, Sweet named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Tyler Burke (Sicamous Eagles), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets) and Brett Sweet (Columbia Valley Rockies) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending December 11. Burke – Top Forward – The Vernon product collected six goals in two games, helping the Eagles earn a pair of […]

KIJHL Notebook: Levi Hall and his Hall of Fame grandfather

Being a goalie kind of runs in the Hall family. Levi Hall of the Golden Rockets became one because of his grandfather Glenn, who only happens to be a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time. Levi’s older brother Luke Hall plays goal for the Portage College […]

Top Shelf Podcast for Nov. 25

Episode 13 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast is loaded with great interviews. This is our longest one yet, but worth it. Co-host Mark Berry speaks with Revelstoke Grizzlies voice Bob Loeppky and North Okanagan Head Coach Liam McOnie. KIJHL Director of Communications Emanuel Sequeira spoke with Kelowna Chiefs rookie Oliver King of Glasgow, […]