Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast

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By: Mark Berry and Emanuel Sequeira

Hosted by Mark Berry and Emanuel Sequeira, Top Shelf; The KIJHL Podcast features players, coaches and broadcasters from around Western Canada's biggest junior hockey league

Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E21 - January 27 - Reis - McCagherty - Dubois - Mingo
#21
Last Friday at 9:37 AM

Matteus Reis is part of the Grand Forks Border Bruins' leadership group; Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about the season the Bruins have put together. We really put Emanuel to work this week. He chats with Columbia Valley’s Keenan Ingram, Kelowna’s Maddix McCagherty and BCHL Victoria Grizzlie, Zakery Anderson. League Commissioner, Jeff Dubois, talks about bursaries and scholarships available to players. This week’s guest broadcaster is Dave Mingo of the 100 Mile House Wranglers.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E20 - January 20 - Harwood - Aebly - MacDuff - Sinclair - Stuart
#20
01/20/2023

This week … player interviews with Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets), Ethan MacDuff and Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders). Kimberley HC/GM Derek Stuart talks about the Dynamiters’ Autism Awareness initiative. The guest broadcaster is Mike Fox (North Okanagan Knights).


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E19 - January 13 - Toye - Dominici - Fleet - Deschenes
#19
01/13/2023

This week, Emanuel talks with two KIJHL players who had strong weekends in the BCHL; Matt Fleet of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Branden Toye has a wealth of BCHL experience; now that he’s back with his hometown Kamloops Storm, he hopes to leverage the knowledge he gained in 67 games with the Powell River Kings; he joins Emanuel. Mark chats with Sicamous Head Coach, Nick Deschenes about the Eagle’s Nest and the success the Eagles are earning as they head down the stretch. This week's guest broadcaster is Dan McSkimming from the...


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E18 - January 6 - Lawczynski - Cunningham - Law - Shehovac
#18
01/06/2023

Guests this week include Ethan Lawczynski in his 4th season with the Castlegar Rebels, Damon Cunningham with the SJHL Nipawin Hawks, Osoyoos Coyotes Head Coach Ken Law, Sicamous Eagles Head Coach Nick Deschenes and Marko Shehovac from the Golden Rockets, a man with many hats.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E17 - December 23 - KIJHL Holiday Greetings
#17
12/21/2022

Christmas greetings from all over the biggest junior hockey league in Western Canada. All the very best this holiday season from the crew at Top Shelf.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E16 - December 16 - Myers - Wight - Sequeira
#16
12/16/2022

Jace Myers is a Wrangler, in more ways than one. When the 20 year old from Williams Lake isn’t playing out of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, he’s riding on the back of a 1 ton Bull. Emanuel Sequeira chats with #13. Mark Berry talks with Golden Rockets HC/GM Chuck Wight. Mark and Emanuel discuss which teams they feel have had turnaround seasons.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E15 - December 9 - Burgess - Jones - Mattila - Read
#15
12/09/2022

Beaver Valley Head Coach/General Manager, Terry Jones, just celebrated his 1,100th win in Junior hockey. Mark Berry talks with Coach Jones about the milestone and the 22/23 edition of the Nitehawks. Scott Burgess is a 20 year old defenceman for the Princeton Posse, who are having a strong season. He talks with Emanual Sequeira about the adjustments he's made since coming to the league. KIJHL Alumnus Myles Mattila created Mindright for Athletes while playing with the Kelowna Chiefs; he talks with Kamloops Storm broadcaster Larry Read about the program and raising awareness on how and where to find assistance for...


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E14 - December 2 - Miller - Ludvig - Sequeira
#14
12/03/2022

Kasey Miller is in his third season with the Kimberley Dynamiters; he chats with Emanuel Sequeira. Emanuel also joins Mark Berry to discuss the KIJHL Notebook on the kijhl.ca website. Kamloops Storm Head Coach Jan Ludvig talks about the much improved play of his club. Also on the podcast, Aidan Sutter of the WHL Everett Silvertips.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E13 - November 25 - King - Seminoff - Cunningham - McOnie
#13
11/25/2022

Kelowna Chiefs forward Oliver King, is a long way away from his hometown of Glasgow, Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about the transition to playing in North America. We dedicate a segment to the first ever BCHC Prospects game with interviews spotlighting Tyler Seminoff (Nelson Leafs) and Damon Cunningham (Sicamous Eagles). Mark Berry talks with North Okanagan Knights Head Coach Liam McOnie and Broadcasters Giancarlo Nadeau (PJHL) and Bob Loeppky (Revelstoke Grizzlies).


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E12 - November 18 - Chakrabarti - Haggerty - Cunningham - Peitsch
#12
11/17/2022

The BCHC Prospects Game, featuring top 16-18 year olds from the KIJHL and PJHL, is next week. Emanuel Sequeira interviews players Max Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Taylor Haggerty ( Fernie Ghostriders), Damon Cunningham (Sicamous Eagles) and Zachary Peitsch (Kelowna Chiefs). Mark Berry talks with PJHL Head Coach Brad Bakken about the team he, and his group, has assembled. The guest broadcaster is Ian Wilson from the Chilliwack Jets.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E11 - November 11 - Hnatiuk - Albinati - Alcock
#11
11/11/2022

The BCHC Prospects Game between the KIJHL and PJHL is less than two weeks away. Host Mark Berry talks with Team KIJHL Head Coach Dave Hnatiuk while North Okanagan goalie Austin Seibel shares his thoughts on being selected to the squad. Emanuel Sequeira talks with BC Hockey referee Josh Albinati about being honoured with the Silver Whistle from Hockey Canada. The guest Broadcaster is Trent Alcock from the Nelson Leafs


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E10 - November 4 - MacDuff - DiBella - Smyth
#10
11/04/2022

Ethan MacDuff of the Fernie Ghostriders is tied for second in KIJHL scoring heading into Week 7, Emanuel Sequeira talks with the former Lloydminster Minor Hockey player about his offseason preparation ahead of his 20 year. The Eddie Mountain is a tough Division and this year is no exception; Mark Berry chats with Nelson Head Coach Adam DiBella about the play of the Leafs and the incredible fan support the club receives. The guest Broadcaster this week is Steve Smyth from the Chase Heat.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E9 - October 28 - Chakrabarti - Ohlhausen - Read
#9
10/28/2022

Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats has been the hottest player in the past few weeks, amassing 13 points in 5 games, Emanuel Sequeira talks with him about his success this season and some of his pregame rituals . The Top Shelf crew, like so many around the KIJHL, were saddened by the news of the passing of KIJHL former Vice-President Jim Harrington. We’ll be joined by former league President Bill Ohlhausen, former KIJHL executive Ian Currie and 2-Day FM Cranbrook Morning Show host, Dennis Walker. The Guest Broadcaster is Larry Read from the Kamloops Storm.


Top Shelf; The KIJHL Podcast - E8 - October 21 - Cameron - Readman - Campbell
#8
10/26/2022

Austin Cameron leads the Summerland Steam in scoring. Emanuel Sequeira chats with him about his early season success. Host Mark Berry talks with Princeton Posse Head Coach Mark Readman about their 6-2 start. The guest Broadcaster this week is from the Sicamous Eagles, Scott Campbell.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E7 - October 14 - Lario - Sequeira - McKinnon
#7
10/26/2022

Host Mark Berry is joined by KIJHL Communications Director Emanuel Sequeira who talks with Golden Rockets vet Jordan Lario about his strong start. Then Emanuel sticks around to discuss 'The KIJHL Notebook' on the kijhl.ca website (they spotlight 4 clubs). The guest Broadcaster is Kevin McKinnon with the Grand Forks Border Bruins.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E6 - October 7 - Davidson - Hnatiuk - McFarlane
#6
10/26/2022

Emanuel Sequeira talks with first year player Jalen Davidson of the Chase Heat while host Mark Berry chats with Grand Forks Border Bruins HC/GM Dave Hnatiuk and is joined by the 'Voice of the Princeton Posse' Dawson McFarlane. Plus there's news on the BCHC Prospects Game in November.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E5 - September 30 - Sorken - De La Salle - Dubois - Johnstone
#5
10/26/2022

What a way to start their Junior Hockey careers! The Columbia Valley Rockies' Lucas De La Salle earned 4 goals in his debut. Not to be outdone, the Revelstoke Grizzlies' Wyatt Sorken struck for 6. Emanuel Sequeira chats with both players. Host Mark Berry talks with KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois and Pacific Junior Hockey League Commissioner Trevor Alto about the newly created BCHC. Mike Johnstone, of the Castlegar Rebels, is the guest Broadcaster.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E4 - September 23 - Gallo - Stuart - Hogg
#4
10/26/2022

Returning Revelstoke Grizzlies Defenceman Brandon Gallo has proven to be an incredible backliner; he joins Emanuel Sequeira to talk about the club. Derek Stuart, year in and year out puts together an incredible Kimberley Dynamiters lineup; he joins host Mark Berry. Summerland Broadcaster Tim Hogg talks about the Steam.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E3 - September 16 - Tait - Olauson - Blow
#3
10/26/2022

Emanuel Sequeira talked with first year Goaltender, Jasper Tait of the Nelson Leafs. Columbia Valley HC/GM Emery Olauson joins Host Mark Berry to talk about how the Rockies look this season. Our guest Broadcaster is Eric Blow from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E2 - September 9 - Percival - Hladun - McCartney
#2
10/26/2022

Emanuel Sequeira talks with returning Beaver Valley Nitehawk Defenceman, Nolan Percival. Mark Berry spends some time with 100 Mile House Wranglers HC/GM Dale Hladun and Justin McCartney, the Voice of the Kelowna Chiefs, is the guest Broadcaster.


Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast - E1 - September 2 - Henderson - Parent - Scott
#1
10/25/2022

Host Mark Berry chats with Revelstoke Grizzlies HC/GM Ryan Parent and Kimberley Dynamiters Broadcaster Jim Scott while KIJHL Communications Director Emanuel Sequeira checks in with 21'22 league MVP Jack Henderson from the Osoyoos Coyotes. All this plus coaching news from Kamloops, Creston Valley and Columbia Valley.