KIJHL

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 The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)

KIJHL pauses play for two weeks in wake of new COVID-19 restrictions

The league will cease playing regular season games until Dec. 8 at the earliest

 

The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

KIJHL proceeds with weekend games despite new COVID-19 restrictions

The league falls entirely within Interior Health and is already playing within four-team cohorts

 

The Golden Rockets game on Friday will be rescheduled for a later date. Keri Sculland/Star Photos

Rockets game against Revelstoke postponned; other KIJHL games go ahead as planned.

“We recognize that circumstances can change quickly,” read a statement from the KIJHL

The Golden Rockets game on Friday will be rescheduled for a later date. Keri Sculland/Star Photos
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)
The Rockets salute the crowd on the completion of the 2019-20 season. (Claire Palmer photo)

Rockets look towards 2020-21 season

The season is expected to start Nov. 13, with training camp scheduled for early October.

The Rockets salute the crowd on the completion of the 2019-20 season. (Claire Palmer 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)
Dominic Turner celebrates a goal with the Golden Rockets. He has recently announced his commitment to play for the UVic Vikes for the 2020-2021 season. (Bill Pringle Photography)

Golden Rockets’ Turner commits to University of Victoria

The 20 year old had 16 goals in 31 regular season games this season

Dominic Turner celebrates a goal with the Golden Rockets. He has recently announced his commitment to play for the UVic Vikes for the 2020-2021 season. (Bill Pringle Photography)
Brayden Blink joined the Rockets mid-season and has been an important leader on their defensive end. (Bill Pringle Photography)

From the Launchpad: Brayden Blink

Brayden Blink will be looking to help his team to the playoffs with a handful of games left.

Brayden Blink joined the Rockets mid-season and has been an important leader on their defensive end. (Bill Pringle Photography)
Chuck Wight (left) is the new coach of the Golden Rockets. (File photo).

New coach hopes to push Golden Rockets into the playoffs

Chuck Wight has 25 years of coaching experience that he brings to the bench of the Rockets.

Chuck Wight (left) is the new coach of the Golden Rockets. (File photo).
Chuck wight (left) has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach and general manager of the team. (File photo)

Chuck Wright to take over Golden Rockets bench

The Rockets “terminated” Jeremy Blumes as head coach of the Golden Rockets Jr. B. on Jan. 27

Chuck wight (left) has been promoted from assistant coach to head coach and general manager of the team. (File photo)
As of Monday, Jan. 27, Blumes is no longer head coach of the Rockets. File photo.

BREAKING: Golden Rockets part ways with head coach

It’s not clear why Jeremy Blumes was let go from the team

As of Monday, Jan. 27, Blumes is no longer head coach of the Rockets. File photo.
From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson

From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson

With a goal and two assists in three wins for the Rockets…

From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson
Goldenite Jake Gudjonson (right) will be counted on to help lead the Rockets’ attack next season.

Rockets coach pleased with spring camps

Jason Stephens believes the Rockets can take a major step forward next season.

Goldenite Jake Gudjonson (right) will be counted on to help lead the Rockets’ attack next season.
The Rockets are taking aim at offseason improvements after a rebuilding year that saw the team win just five games.

Rockets coach on recruitment trail after last place finish

Jason Stephens has put over 8,000 kilometres on his vehicle since the end of the season in order to scout talent in B.C. and Alberta.

The Rockets are taking aim at offseason improvements after a rebuilding year that saw the team win just five games.
Rockets goaltender Keyon Bittner lunges to try and stop a puck during the first period of last night's game. Despite his efforts

Golden Rockets lose final home game by 7-3 count

Despite entering the third period tied 3-3, the Rockets were unable to mount a charge and get a win in their home finale.

Rockets goaltender Keyon Bittner lunges to try and stop a puck during the first period of last night's game. Despite his efforts