The Spokane Braves are returning to the KIJHL

With the US/Canada border being back to its pre-pandemic state, we will be rejoining the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) for the 2023/24 season.  The 2023/24 season will mark our 50th season in the KIJHL. Darin Schumacher will be returning as our head coach. Darin is currently coaching the North Idaho Knights 18U team. […]

Spokane Braves withdraw from 2021/22 KIJHL season

The Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, the league has announced. The decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many years […]


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) has announced the cancellation of its 2020/21 regular season and playoffs, including the Teck Cup championship. The decision was made following Friday’s update from the provincial government that includes an extension on restrictions in place under the current Provincial Health Order until late February at the earliest. “We […]

Future Braves and Braves alumni streams

First half of the Future Braves game- Second half of the Future Braves game – Spokane Flames/Braves alumni game – Thanks to John Baumann for capturing these games.

Calling all alumni

We are trying to put together an alumni game for December 26th at Frontier Ice Arena in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Please share this post with any alumni you know.   If you’re an alumni please fill out the Google Form below even if you’re not able to make it or play on December 26th.   […]

Spokane Flames vs Grand Forks Border Bruins Video from 1982

This is part of our #ThrowbackThursday series on Social Media. Enjoy this throwback and please subscribe to our YouTube channel. Lilac City Ice Arena (Eagles Ice Arena)  Grand Forks Border Bruins  01.09.82 Tom Mabelson & Kim Bolton courtesy of Bob Jones