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The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

 

Sicamous Eagles player Andrew Berkelaar attempts to flip the puck past Chase Heat Goalie Vince Benedetto on February 21, 2020. (Rick Koch Photo)

Sicamous Eagles 2021-22 hockey season to begin October 1

Season tickets to the team’s games are now available

 

Ron Sleeman will be leading the Sicamous Eagles’ organization when KIJHL games resume following the current COVID-19 shutdown. (Sicamous Eagles Photo)

Sicamous Eagles’ new coach and GM look to the future

Gerald Bouchard is the new bench boss and Ron Sleeman has taken over in the head office

 

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)

KIJHL postpones all games through end of 2020

Due to provincial health orders, games up to Dec. 31 have been pushed back

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mouring the death of former president Len Dergousoff of Salmon Arm. The longtime Revelstoke Grizziies board member, who was president from 1999-2002, lost a year-long battle with cancer at age 80. (Dergousoff family photo)

Former KIJHL president dies after cancer battle

Len Dergousoff, 80, of Salmon Arm, was longtime Revelstoke Grizzlies exec, president 1999-2002

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mouring the death of former president Len Dergousoff of Salmon Arm. The longtime Revelstoke Grizziies board member, who was president from 1999-2002, lost a year-long battle with cancer at age 80. (Dergousoff family photo)
The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)

Storm spoil North Okanagan Knights’ home opener

Kamloops scores 3-2 overtime win Sunday, Nov. 15, at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)

Chase Heat rally past North Okanagan Knights

Hometown Heat score three times in final 14 minutes for 7-5 KIJHL win

North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)
The North Okanagan Knights defeated the hometown Chase Heat 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pre-season play Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Shuswap. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights earn KIJHL Halloween treat in Chase

Knights pick up first pre-season win in three tries against cohort rival Chase Heat

The North Okanagan Knights defeated the hometown Chase Heat 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pre-season play Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Shuswap. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Chase Heat defeated the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 as both teams kicked off their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition schedule Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase. The game was played in front of zero spectators, as the regular-season will be, per COVID-19 regulations. (Rick Koch file photo)

Chase Heat melt North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL exhibition schedule starts off in the Shuswap

The Chase Heat defeated the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 as both teams kicked off their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition schedule Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase. The game was played in front of zero spectators, as the regular-season will be, per COVID-19 regulations. (Rick Koch file photo)
North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights add three in dispersal draft, trade veteran D-man

The KIJHL held draft of players from three teams who have opted out of 2020-21 season

North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)
The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action in March. Several players, including one from the Summerland Steam, have been awarded bursaries from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Junior B hockey players receive bursaries

Players from Summerland Steam, Kelowna Chiefs and North Okanagan Knights honoured

The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action in March. Several players, including one from the Summerland Steam, have been awarded bursaries from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
All games in the KIJHL have been suspended until further notice. Black Press file photo

Midway through playoffs, KIJHL suspends all games until further notice

Hockey playoff games in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) are…

All games in the KIJHL have been suspended until further notice. Black Press file photo
With neither team yet to score in the first period of game number two of the playoffs, 100 Mile House goalie Jordan Wilde tracks the puck as the Chase Heat’s Evan Hughes tries to redirect in past him. The Chase Heat would lose a close contest to the Wranglers by a final score of 1-0 on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020.

Snapshot: Wranglers rankle Chase Heat in playoff action

Game five takes place Thursday, March 5

  • Mar 4, 2020
With neither team yet to score in the first period of game number two of the playoffs, 100 Mile House goalie Jordan Wilde tracks the puck as the Chase Heat’s Evan Hughes tries to redirect in past him. The Chase Heat would lose a close contest to the Wranglers by a final score of 1-0 on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020.
Goalie Braeden Mitchell and the Kelowna Chiefs are a win away from advancing to the KIJHL’s Bill Ohlhausen Divisional final against the Princeton Posse following a 6-1 win in Armstrong Tuesday, March 3, over the North Okanagan Knights at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna Chiefs thump North Okanagan Knights to take commanding series lead

KIJHL: Chiefs score 6-1 playoff win Tuesday in Armstrong; lead best-of-seven divisional semi 3-1

Goalie Braeden Mitchell and the Kelowna Chiefs are a win away from advancing to the KIJHL’s Bill Ohlhausen Divisional final against the Princeton Posse following a 6-1 win in Armstrong Tuesday, March 3, over the North Okanagan Knights at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Cheetham (left) is presented the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Bill Ohlhausen Division’s Most Sportsmanlike Player Award by league president (and Armstrong native) Larry Martel prior to Game 3 of the Knights’ divisional semifinal with the Kelowna Chiefs Monday, March 2, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna Chiefs take series lead on North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs roll into Armstrong Monday and leave with 4-1 win for a 2-1 KIJHL series lead

North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Cheetham (left) is presented the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Bill Ohlhausen Division’s Most Sportsmanlike Player Award by league president (and Armstrong native) Larry Martel prior to Game 3 of the Knights’ divisional semifinal with the Kelowna Chiefs Monday, March 2, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Sicamous Eagles’ Brayden Haskell races in with the puck on the power play looking to add to their 4-2 lead in the second period. The Eagles would go on to lose 6-4 to the Chase Heat. (Rick Koch photo)                                Sicamous Eagles’ Brayden Haskell races in with the puck on the power play looking to add the to their 4-2 lead in the second period. The Eagles would go on to lose 6-4 against the Chase Heat. (Rick Koch Photo)

Sicamous Eagles’ playoff hopes dashed by Storm

Kamloops team wins 7-4 in Feb. 14 contest

Sicamous Eagles’ Brayden Haskell races in with the puck on the power play looking to add to their 4-2 lead in the second period. The Eagles would go on to lose 6-4 to the Chase Heat. (Rick Koch photo)                                Sicamous Eagles’ Brayden Haskell races in with the puck on the power play looking to add the to their 4-2 lead in the second period. The Eagles would go on to lose 6-4 against the Chase Heat. (Rick Koch Photo)
Jaxon Danilec tries to strip the puck away from a Kelowna Chiefs player before Cole Steinke makes a pad save during a game on Nov. 26 2019 earlier this season. (Dunsmoor Creative/KIJHL)

Second week in a row Sicamous Eagles rookie receives league-wide recognition

Jaxon Danilec looking to help push Shuswap Junior B team into KIJHL playoffs

Jaxon Danilec tries to strip the puck away from a Kelowna Chiefs player before Cole Steinke makes a pad save during a game on Nov. 26 2019 earlier this season. (Dunsmoor Creative/KIJHL)
The Chase Heat had a 5-3 lead over the Osoyoos Coyotes late in the second period, when Heat goaltender Dylan Barton has the puck squeaks out and teammate Haden Nordick keeps Osoyoos Coyotes Brendan Moseley from getting the puck. The Heat would burn the Osyoos Coyotes by a final score of 9 to 4 Friday January 31 2020 (Rick Koch photo).

Chase Heat solidly in second place as season winds down

Heat beat Coyotes 9-4 before losing division-leading Revelstoke squad

The Chase Heat had a 5-3 lead over the Osoyoos Coyotes late in the second period, when Heat goaltender Dylan Barton has the puck squeaks out and teammate Haden Nordick keeps Osoyoos Coyotes Brendan Moseley from getting the puck. The Heat would burn the Osyoos Coyotes by a final score of 9 to 4 Friday January 31 2020 (Rick Koch photo).
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Sicamous Eagles have late-season struggle ahead to maintain playoff hopes

A loss against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Jan. 18 put the Sicamous squad further in the hole.

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