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Brendan Vulcano and Noah Desouza, formerly of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, received scholarships from the KIJHL towards their post secondary education. (Contributed)

Two Revelstoke Grizzlies awarded bursaries from KIJHL for post secondary education

They are two of 13 who played last season to receive the money

 

Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Raymond Speerbrecker moving on to play with the Manhattanville College Valiants. (Grizzlies photo)

Grizzlies’ captain moving on to play college-level hockey in the United States

Raymond Speerbrecker played his entire junior hockey career in Revelstoke

 

Raymond Speerbrecker was voted fan favourite in the 2018/2019 season. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL captains talk pandemic season

There have been ups and downs

  • Dec 18, 2020

 

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 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 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)
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 KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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 Grizzlies will be back on the ice this week with their first game of the season coming up on Nov. 14. (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)

First Grizzlies game coming up Nov. 14

Watch online, fans won’t be allowed at the rink

The Grizzlies will be back on the ice this week with their first game of the season coming up on Nov. 14. (Brennan Phillips/Black Press)
The Grizzlies vs. Wranglers game on Dec. 14 was rough, with six penalties in the first period and 15 in the second, including two game misconducts, one for Grizzlies Aiden Cornell and one for Khale Skinner. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies to play Sicamous and Golden in first round of KIJHL’s return to ice

The league has been separated into cohorts in order to abide by COVID-19 restrictions

The Grizzlies vs. Wranglers game on Dec. 14 was rough, with six penalties in the first period and 15 in the second, including two game misconducts, one for Grizzlies Aiden Cornell and one for Khale Skinner. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
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
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)
The Grizzlies’ Brenden Vulcano was named one of the KIJHL’s three stars. (Liam Harrap Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies’ defenceman named one of KIJHL’s three stars

Brenden Vulcano scored a hat trick on Friday night

The Grizzlies’ Brenden Vulcano was named one of the KIJHL’s three stars. (Liam Harrap Revelstoke Review)
Grizzlies defenceman named KIJHL star of the week

Grizzlies defenceman named KIJHL star of the week

Grizzlies defenceman Rider McCallum was named one of the three KIJHL stars…

Grizzlies defenceman named KIJHL star of the week