Waldorf University adds Braves’ Tworkowski to be “go-to-guy”

  Andrew Tworkowski of the Spokane Braves has signed to play for the Waldorf University Warriors in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 next season. Tworkowski, a West Richland, Wash., product, played 36 games and won 11 for the Braves with a .908 save percentage in his lone KIJHL season. With the Braves, Tworkowski’s […]

2024/2025 Coaching Staff

We would like to introduce the rest of the coaching staff for the 2024/2025 season.  Assistant Coach Chris Wagner was with our team for five seasons, spanning from 1999 to 2004. During his playing career with the Spokane Braves, he played in 225 games, and had 144 goals & 184 assists.  Assistant Coach Ben Nelson […]

Braves bring back Michael Bay as Head Coach

  (SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Spokane Braves will have a new, but familiar face behind their bench for the 2024-25 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. Michael Bay is returning as he last coached the Braves in the 2019-20 season leading them to a third-place finish in the Neil Murdoch Division with a record of […]

Neil Murdoch Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

2023-2024 Spokane Braves Team Award Winners

The Spokane Braves announced this season’s award winners on Friday night at our annual banquet.   In honor of our 50th season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, we have decided to name 6 of our 7 awards after individuals who have made an impact on our program or who have gone on to do […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 16

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf,  Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Forward of the Week Gage Parrell of the North Okanagan Knights and Spokane Braves 20-year-old freshman, Karsen Kendall. Leading off the episode, Emanuel talks with Alex Smith of the Sicamous Eagles about his two seasons […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

The KIJHL Notebook – Goalie tandems

  Spokane Braves goalie Andrew Tworkowski has played the most minutes of any KIJHL goalie at 1,766 and has faced the most rubber – 1,482 shots. The next closest to Tworkowski is Osoyoos Coyote Hunter Arntsen who has faced 1,699 shots. What’s even more impressive about Tworkowski’s play is his save percentage – .911, while […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team defence

  On Saturday, Jan. 27, Daniel Wittenberg (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Raphael Eloe (Spokane Braves), Anmol Garcha (Princeton Posse) and Nolan Kelly (North Okanagan Knights) all scored hat-tricks. It’s the third time this season that four players have scored three goals in a day.  The second time was on Jan. 5 when Kobe Mason (Columbia Valley Rockies), […]