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by Contributor on Friday Dec 24 2021

Since joining the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as commissioner late in the 2019-20 season, Jeff Dubois has navigated the league through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this Question & Answer article, Dubois touches on what the experience working with the league has been like, placing a focus on post-secondary education for players and more.

KIJHL: ...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 16 2021

Felix Kuhn, of Gray Creek has won the latest $1000 monthly prize draw in the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program.

He receives a $500 gift certificate to Gill & Gift in Balfour and a $500 gift certificate to Crawford Bay Market in Crawford Bay. 

“I am super stoked to have won the November draw," Kuhn said.

"It’s exciting to win such great prizes, and also rewarding...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 10 2021

The BC Games Society announced today that Trail-Rossland will co-host the 2026 BC Winter Games.

These cities have a long history of hosting major sport events. The region has successfully hosted the 1982 and 2006 BC Winter Games and the 1996 BC Summer Games as well as the 2011 BC Seniors Games. Numerous Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing championships have also been staged...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 10 2021

Winter fishing is in full swing.  Boats are heated, and fish are biting!

Here’s the latest report:

The last couple weeks has felt more like a wet spring than early winter.  Lots of rain has caused the rivers to flow and the lake to rise.  The high flows have added a lot of debris to the lake, but we’re still managing to navigate.

The lake...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 02 2021

In a short statement on the league website, the Kootenay International Hockey League announced that the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The KIJHL statement said the sanctions stem from the participation of two Nitehawks players in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 02 2021

KidSport™ has launched their 10th annual Give the Gift of Sport™ fundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at

More than 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the support of the Government of Canada, corporate partners, and the generosity of...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Thursday Nov 18 2021

The Nelson Leafs have climbed to the top of the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with nine wins, including an 8-0 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Tuesday.

Rookie defenceman Bryce Sookro now leads the team with 13 points in 14 games. Sookro enjoyed a two-goal, three-point performance against the Border Bruins. The Leafs have improved...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Friday Nov 12 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League recently passed the quarter-mile mark on the 2021-22 season.

Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications for the KIJHL looks at some of the Neil Murdoch teams, including the Nelson Leafs, Castlegar Rebels, Grand Forks Border Bruins and Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Nelson Leafs saw its five-game winning streak end abruptly as...