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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

 

North Okanagan Knights KIJHL Junior B Hockey League players Ethan Matchim (from left), Cade Enns and Jake Dubinsky helped out a toy drive organized by Vernon’s COBS Bread. (Photo submitted)

Trio of North Okanagan Knights give assist to toy drive

KIJHL players help out Vernon bread store with toy drive

 

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

 

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Chase Heat burn North Okanagan Knights before COVID-19 pauses KIJHL

The Knights lost 7-3 Friday, one day before the league announced a two-week pause due to COVID-19

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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)
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 Halloween treat in Chase

Knights pick up first KIJHL 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)
Kobe Funk, the North Okanagan Knights’ stats recorder and video assistant, is planning on a long career in sports management, having overcome many obstacles life has thrown at him. (Photo submitted)

Funk draws smiles from North Okanagan Knights

Volunteer Kobe Funk has come a long way since a premature birth and cerebral palsy diagnosis

Kobe Funk, the North Okanagan Knights’ stats recorder and video assistant, is planning on a long career in sports management, having overcome many obstacles life has thrown at him. (Photo submitted)
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)
North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Olsen (centre) is among 14 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players to win a league bursary. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights forward wins league bursary

Tyler Olsen among 14 KIJHL players to win $500 scholarship; he’s studying at Okanagan College

North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Olsen (centre) is among 14 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players to win a league bursary. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon player to battle for North Stars

Kevin-Thomas Walters leaves North Okanagan Knights for Junior A team in Saskatchewan

Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Caedon Bellmann is making the jump from Junior B hockey to Junior A, signing a letter of intent with the Red Lake (Ont.) Miners of the six-team Superior International Hockey League. (Knights Facebook photo)

North Okanagan Knights goalie moving to Junior A

Spallumcheen’s Caedon Bellmann to play in Ontario for team in six-team loop

North Okanagan Knights goalie Caedon Bellmann is making the jump from Junior B hockey to Junior A, signing a letter of intent with the Red Lake (Ont.) Miners of the six-team Superior International Hockey League. (Knights Facebook photo)
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 thumps North Okanagan Knights to take commanding series lead

Chiefs score 6-1 KIJHL 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 forwards Kevin-Thomas Walters (left, white jersey) and Bryan Brew try to beat four Kelowna defenders and Chiefs goalie Braeden Mitchell during Game 3, KIJHL Divisional semifinal action Monday, March 2, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (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 series lead

North Okanagan Knights forwards Kevin-Thomas Walters (left, white jersey) and Bryan Brew try to beat four Kelowna defenders and Chiefs goalie Braeden Mitchell during Game 3, KIJHL Divisional semifinal action Monday, March 2, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Roger Knox - Black Press)