KIJHL holding dispersal draft today
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is holding a dispersal draft at 1 p.m. this afternoon that will see the league’s 17 active teams select players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Spokane Braves.
Those three teams are opting out of the 2020/21 KIJHL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian players who completed the previous season with 100 Mile House, Beaver Valley or Spokane and have remaining junior hockey eligibility will be available for selection.
Also, players who competed at the junior A level in 2019/20, but whose KIJHL rights are held by one of those three clubs are eligible.
Due to the restrictions currently in place surrounding cross-border travel, American players are not eligible to be selected.
The draft order will occur in reverse order of the KIJHL’s 2019/20 regular season standings, with the Osoyoos Coyotes having the first selection.
Results will be announced once the dispersal draft is complete.