This is the 2017-18 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 57th season.

Membership changes[edit | edit source]

Teams[edit | edit source]

Eddie Mountain Division
Team Centre Arena
Columbia Valley Rockies Invermere Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena
Creston Valley Thunder Cats Creston Johnny Bucyk Arena
Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Fernie Memorial Arena
Elk Valley Leisure Centre (emergency use)
Golden Rockets Golden Golden and District Arena
Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley Kimberley Civic Centre
Neil Murdoch Division
Team Centre Arena
Beaver Valley Nitehawks Fruitvale Beaver Valley Arena
Castlegar Rebels Castlegar Castlegar and District Community Complex
Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks Jack Goddard Memorial Arena
Nelson Leafs Nelson Nelson and District Community Complex
Spokane Braves Spokane Eagles Ice-A-Rena
Okanagan Division
Team Centre Arena
Kelowna Chiefs Kelowna Rutland Arena
North Okanagan Knights Armstrong Nor-Val Centre
Osoyoos Coyotes Osoyoos Osoyoos Sunbowl Arena
Princeton Posse Princeton Princeton District Multipurpose Arena
Summerland Steam Summerland Summerland Arena
Doug Birks Division
Team Centre Arena
100 Mile House Wranglers 100 Mile House South Cariboo Recreation Centre
Chase Heat Chase Art Holding Memorial Arena
Kamloops Storm Kamloops McArthur Island Sports & Events Centre
Revelstoke Grizzlies Revelstoke Revelstoke Forum
Sicamous Eagles Sicamous Sicamous District Recreation Centre

Standings[edit | edit source]

Kootenay Conference[edit | edit source]

Eddie Mountain Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Kimberley Dynamiters 47 38 7 1 1 199 112 78
Creston Valley Thunder Cats 47 32 12 2 1 225 120 67
Columbia Valley Rockies 47 19 21 3 4 167 188 45
Fernie Ghostriders 47 15 28 1 3 153 214 34
Golden Rockets 47 3 40 1 3 85 269 10

Neil Murdoch Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Nelson Leafs 47 33 9 2 3 164 101 71
Castlegar Rebels 47 30 13 1 2 199 121 63
Beaver Valley Nitehawks 47 27 15 2 3 170 127 59
Grand Forks Border Bruins 47 15 27 1 4 131 177 35
Spokane Braves 47 15 28 2 2 137 201 34

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference[edit | edit source]

Doug Birks Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Revelstoke Grizzlies 47 34 8 2 3 212 123 73
Chase Heat 47 26 19 0 2 182 157 54
100 Mile House Wranglers 47 24 18 4 1 207 179 53
Kamloops Storm 47 18 24 3 2 146 171 41
Sicamous Eagles 47 6 37 2 2 90 236 16

Okanagan/Shuswap Conference[edit | edit source]

Okanagan Division[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Osoyoos Coyotes 47 32 11 2 2 202 129 68
Kelowna Chiefs 47 27 15 1 4 221 171 59
Summerland Steam 47 27 16 1 3 173 156 58
Princeton Posse 47 17 24 2 4 130 177 40
North Okanagan Knights 47 14 26 3 4 110 174 35

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Format[edit | edit source]

The top 4 teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.  The first two round series are best-of-seven.  The semifinal and final series are best of five  The playoff champion advances to the 2018 Cyclone Taylor Cup which is being held in Richmond, British Columbia hosted by the Richmond Sockeyes out of the Minoru Arena.  Traditionally, the Cyclone Taylor Cup champion advances to the Keystone Cup which determines the Western Canada Junior B champion but the three leagues which compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup have agreed not to compete in the Keystone Cup any longer citing expenses and player safety as their primary concerns.  BC Hockey does not require their provincial champions to compete at the regional or national level.  Hockey Alberta has also announced they will not allow their teams to compete at the Keystone Cup either.

Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Conference Finals[edit | edit source]

League Final[edit | edit source]

2018 KIJHL champions Kimberley Dynamiters

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