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Columbia Valley Rockies
Columbia Valley Rockies
City Invermere, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Kootenay
Division Eddie Mountain
Founded 1978 (1978)–79
Home arena Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena
Colors Royal Blue, Orange and White
              
General manager Flag of Canada Ross Bidinger
Head coach Flag of Canada Wade Dubielewicz

Website
rockieshockey.ca
Franchise history
1978-present Columbia Valley Rockies

The Columbia Valley Rockies are a junior "B" ice hockey team based in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The Rockies play their home games at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. Al Miller is the team's president, Ross Bidinger is the General Manager and Wade Dubielewicz, former NHL goaltender for The New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild, is the coach.

The Rockies joined the league in 1978 as an expansion team. In its KIJHL history, the team has won the Keystone Cup twice, in 1989 and 1990; the Cyclone Taylor Cup once, in 1989. The Rockies have won the KIJHL Championship three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1990. They won five division playoff titles as a member of the Eastern Division from 1978-1996 and three division playoff titles as a member of the Eddie Mountain Division from 1996-2012.

HistoryEdit

The team was founded by Eddie Mountain, of whom a KIJHL division was recently named. The team won three straight KIJHL Championships in the late 1980s and in 1989 took home the Cyclone Taylor Cup and the Keystone Cup under the direction of Tom Renney, who is currently an assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Records as of February 22, 2014.[1][2]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1978–79 40 18 22 0 36 211 246 4th, East
1979–80 40 18 22 0 36 239 250 4th, East
1980-81 40 19 21 0 38 228 236 4th, East
1981–82 42 25 16 1 51 253 224 3rd, East
1982–83 42 28 13 1 57 266 209 2nd, East
1983-84 42 34 8 0 68 298 158 1st, East
1984-85 42 33 9 0 66 309 196 2nd, East
1985-86 39 23 15 1 47 258 233 3rd, East
1986-87 42 28 14 0 56 308 165 3rd, East
1987-88 42 35 7 0 70 315 165 1st, East KIJHL Champions (Smoke Eaters)
1988-89 44 38 5 1 77 341 107 1st, East KIJHL Champions (Leafs)
Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions
Keystone Cup Champions (Tigers)
1989-90 40 35 4 1 71 281 120 1st, East KIJHL Champions (Leafs)
Keystone Cup Champions (Bruins)
1990-91 41 35 6 0 70 299 120 1st, East Lost Finals (Smoke Eaters)
1991-92 38 14 22 2 30 199 200 2nd, East
1992-93 42 22 30 0 44 256 237 1st, East Lost Finals (Leafs)
1993-94 40 23 14 3 49 239 173 2nd, East
1994-95 43 27 15 1 55 232 209 3rd, East
1995-96 42 20 22 0 40 221 253 4th, East
1996–97 41 23 17 1 47 198 208 1st, Eddie Mountain Lost Finals (Nitehawks)
1997–98 50 36 14 0 72 265 178 1st, Eddie Mountain
1998-99 52 22 30 0 44 184 210 4th, Eddie Mountain
1999-00 46 32 13 1 65 240 172 1st, Eddie Mountain Unable to secure victory, however their ability to act like NHLers and look down on other local kids will be forever remembered.
2000-01 54 19 34 1 0 39 193 306 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Grizzlies)
2001-02 50 29 16 4 1 63 234 208 1st, Eddie Mountain Lost League Semifinals, 0-3 (Nitehawks)
2002–03 50 27 18 3 2 59 176 168 1st, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Finals, 2-4 (Dynamiters)
2003–04 50 32 11 6 1 71 228 164 1st, Eddie Mountain Lost League Semifinals Round-robin, 1-3
2004–05 50 27 13 4 6 64 194 161 2nd, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Finals, 3-4 (Dynamiters)
2005–06 50 26 20 0 4 56 200 174 3rd, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Dynamiters)
2006–07 52 22 26 4 48 194 217 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Ghostriders)
2007–08 52 15 33 4 34 137 187 3rd, Eddie Mountain: East Lost Division Semifinals, 1-3 (Eagles)
2008–09 52 19 24 9 47 178 215 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2009–10 50 4 43 1 2 11 115 354 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2010-11 50 11 35 0 4 26 134 243 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2011–12 52 3 48 0 1 7 119 369 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2012–13 52 21 25 0 6 48 160 202 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Ghostriders)
2013–14 52 13 28 3 8 37 157 230 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost Div Semifinals, 0-4 (Thunder Cats)
2014–15 52 12 34 0 6 30 142 245 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2015–16 52 30 22 0 0 60 203 183 3rd, Eddie Mountain Lost Div Semifinals, 0-4, (Thunder Cats)
2016–17 47 14 29 0 4 32 139 222 4 of 5, Eddie Mountain
16 of 20 KIJHL
Lost Div Semifinals, 0-4, (Thunder Cats)

PlayoffsEdit

Records as of March 1, 2014.[3][4][5]

Season1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundFinals
2000–01L, 0-4, Revelstoke
2001–02W, 4-0, GoldenW, 4-2, KimberleyL, 0-3, Beaver Valley
2002–03W, 4-3, GoldenL, 2-4, Kimberley
2003–04W, 4-0, PrincetonW, 4-1, KimberleyL, 1-3, Round-robin
2004–05W, 4-2, Creston ValleyL, 3-4, Kimberley
2005–06L, 2-4, Kimberley
2006–07L, 0-4, Fernie
2007–08L, 1-3, Sicamous
2008–09Did not qualify
2009–10Did not qualify
2010-11Did not qualify
2011-12Did not qualify
2012–13L, 2-4, Fernie
2013-14L, 0-4, Creston Valley
2014–15Did not qualify
2015-16L, 0-4, Creston Valley

Cyclone Taylor CupEdit

Year Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game
Champions Score Finalists Third Place Score Fourth Place
1989 Columbia Valley Rockies
KIJHL

Keystone CupEdit

Keystone Cup Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up Consolation Champions Host City
1989 Flag of British Columbia Columbia Valley Rockies Flag of Saskatchewan Kinistino Tigers Flag of Alberta Stony Plain Flyers Flag of Manitoba Gimli, Manitoba
1990 Flag of British Columbia Columbia Valley Rockies Flag of Alberta Calgary Bruins Flag of British Columbia Invermere, BC

AlumniEdit

Awards and trophiesEdit

Keystone Cup

  • 1988-89
  • 1989-90

Cyclone Taylor Cup

  • 1988-89

KIJHL Championship

  • 1987-88
  • 1988-89
  • 1989-90

Coach of the Year

  • Matt Hughes: 2005-06 (Divisional)

Most Sportsmanlike

  • Darryl Mcivor: 2003-04 (Divisional)
  • Cody Steele: 2005-06 (Divisional)
  • Cody Steele: 2006-07 (Divisional)

Most Valuable Player

  • Andrew Billinghurst: 2001-02 (Divisional)
  • Jason Botterill: 2002-03 (Divisional And League)
  • Reid Mitchell:2007-08, 2008-2009 (Team)

Rookie of the Year

  • Taylor Dakers: 2002-03 (Divisional)
  • Trevor Bailey: 2005-06 (Divisional)

Top Goaltender

  • Taylor Dakers: 2002-03 (Divisional)
  • Tyler Bilton: 2003-04 (Divisional)

Top Scorer

  • Rocky Mix: 2002-03 (Divisional)
  • Brett Bjorkman: 2007-08 (Divisional)

References Edit

External linksEdit


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