The KIJHL Notebook: New Wave – Neil Murdoch division

This week in the KIJHL Notebook, the New Wave of rookies in the Neil Murdoch division is the focus with the head coach-GM of each team providing a scouting report on each player.    Beaver Valley Nitehawks Forwards Jake Geronazzo – (2005 – 6-0, 190-pounds) The Colorado Springs, Colorado product has improved each day and […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Dec. 1

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf, a special post BCHC Prospects Game episode. We check in with every player on the KIJHL roster, hear some highlights from the Storm play-by-play team of Larry Read and Kris Armstrong. We also get some thoughts from KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois on […]

The KIJHL Notebook – BCHC Prospects Team

  The second British Columbia Hockey Conference Prospects Game is less than a week away as it takes place in Kamloops on Tuesday, November 28. This week’s KIJHL Notebook dives into the players that make up the KIJHL Prospects team.   Goalies Nick Kunyk of the Fernie Ghostriders gained a confidence boost with his selection. […]

KIJHL Notebook for Nov. 3

  Rookies are once making an impact among the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League points leaders. On the skaters side, five of the Top 10 are first-year players – Zach Baumann and Tie Schumacher from Spokane, Owen Dewitt and Hayden Evans from Sicamous Eagles and Tysin Mulligan from the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s impressive to […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 27

  The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are the highest scoring team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with 60 goals in 10 games for an average of six a game. Their top guns are Adam Redding and Tim Josza with six goals each. The Princeton Posse are the second highest with 46 goals in 10 […]

Young Guns: Tie Schumacher

  Spokane Braves forward Tie Schumacher had a goal and four assists in two games and is this week’s Young Guns, presented by the Next Shift Network. Schumacher collected two assists in their 3-2 overtime loss to the 100 Mile House Wranglers, then had a goal and two assists in the Braves’ 5-2 win over […]

KIJHL Notebook – Oct. 20

  Thirteen Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams have scored in the first minute of a period this season, for a total of 24 goals. The Columbia Valley Rockies lead with four first-minute goals, followed by the Spokane Braves and Summerland Steam with three. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Fernie Ghostriders, Kelowna Chiefs and Nelson Leafs […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 13

  Revelstoke Grizzlies goalie Jozef Kuchaslo recorded his second shutout of the season against the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s the 11th career regular season shutout for the Mission, B.C. native in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. As a rookie, he had four shutouts. Last season, his first as a starter, he had five. Will […]

Braves celebrate 50th anniversary – key to hockey community

The wait to celebrate the Spokane Braves 50th anniversary season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in 2023-24 is almost over. The Braves will celebrate the milestone during their third home game when the 100 Mile House Wranglers visit the Eagles Ice Arena on Friday, Oct. 13. The Braves had their home opener on […]

Young Guns: Zach Baumann

Spokane Braves forward Zach Baumann is the focus of our next Young Guns feature after producing two goals and five assists for seven points in his last three KIJHL games. Braves head coach Darin Schumacher said Baumann “sees the ice well and does a great job using his teammates.”  “He is very unselfish and works […]