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by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Saturday Nov 05 2022

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the coaches and staff that will be a part of the first annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Sardis Sports Complex in Chilliwack, BC.

The KIJHL’s Top Prospects team will be led by head coach Dave Hnatiuk, whose Grand Forks Border Bruins currently lead the Neil Murdoch Division with a 9-4-1 record.

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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Oct 11 2022

In a media release on the Hockey Canada website,  the Board of Directors has announced important changes to Hockey Canada’s leadership team.

Effective immediately, Hockey Canada announced the departure of chief executive officer Scott Smith along with the entire Board has also agreed to step down to make room for a new slate of directors.

Hockey Canada said an interim management...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Friday Oct 07 2022

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are the toast of the Neil Murdoch Division following week two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Bruins won two of their three games last week, including a 3-0 road victory over the Nelson Leafs, and currently are first in their division.

Head Coach & GM Dave Hnatiuk said the start of the season has been nice and one they...

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 24 2022

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce that Commissioner Jeff Dubois has signed a five-year contract extension that will see him remain in his role through the end of the 2027-28 season.

Dubois joined the KIJHL in March 2020, and has developed a number of key partnerships including new league and team websites plus a mobile app through...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Sep 20 2022

With the start of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just days away, the league announced Monday that two players on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats have been suspended for an alleged hazing incident.

As well, the Thunder Cats have been fined and placed on two years probation by the KIJHL following a week-long investigation into hazing allegations.

"The KIJHL was...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 03 2022

As  Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams begin training camps on the eve of the 2022-23 Junior B season, the league announced Friday a change to the Kootenay Conference playoff format for the upcoming season.

In a media release on the KIJHL website, the league said the new format, which was necessitated by the withdrawal of the Spokane Braves for a third consecutive season...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2022

Former Nelson Leafs winger and Castlegar Rebel Adam Maglio is back on a Western Hockey League (WHL) bench.

Vancouver Giants General Manager Barclay Parneta announced in late July that Maglio, a Nelson native, will join the Giants coaching staff in 2022-2023 where he will serve as Associate Coach.

Maglio, 36, is entering his fourth season coaching in the WHL. He has spent the past...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 04 2022

The Spokane Braves have made the decision to withdraw from the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season after the team said it would not be able to commit to operating by an August 1st deadline that had previously been set to determine their status.

“The Braves have been working hard over the last number of months in preparation to rejoin the KIJHL this fall and...

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