Quick Shift: A look at the Chase Heat

  Welcome to Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, with insights from their respective general managers/head coaches. Next are the Chase Heat in the Doug Birks division. The Heat are coming off a challenging season that saw them win 10 games and finish last […]

McGill joins WHL Wheat Kings

  Chase Heat goalie coach Colin McGill is starting a new chapter in his coaching career with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings and the Western Canada Hockey Academy. In the WCHA’s announcement of McGill’s hiring, Wheat Kings Goalie Coach Tyler Plante said, “I was thrilled with Colin during the interview process. He is very detail […]

Kennedy commits to ACHA’s Sun Devils

  Trevor Kennedy of the Chase Heat has committed to play for the Arizona State University Sun Devils in the American Collegiate Hockey Association for the 2023-24 season. The Kamloops product led the Heat with 27 points in 39 games last season. Over four seasons with the Heat, in which he played 97 career Kootenay […]

Heat’s Franklin joins ACHA’s Jimmies

  Chase Heat defenceman Malachi Franklin will play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in the ACHA next season. Franklin had eight assists in 44 games for the Heat this season and over three seasons, played in 84 career KIJHL games with the Heat and registered 19 assists. He played in seven KIJHL Teck Championship […]

Top Shelf podcast for March 31

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week we start with Posse GM Mark McNaughton and KIJHL broadcaster Tim Hogg talking about Morton Johnston who passed away suddenly last Sunday. During the main podcast, interviews with Cash Regan from the Dynamiters, Chase Heat President Darryl Adamson, PJHL broadcaster Andrew Cheverie and VIJHL broadcaster […]

KIJHL Notebook: Power play producers

  Since the calendar flipped to 2023, 11 hat-tricks have been scored. Included are two four-goal performances by Reece Nelson of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on and Kaelan Shelton of the Columbia Valley Rockies. Shelton’s came on the same night that Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks collected three goals against the Nelson […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

Mitchell, Reid and May named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Sean Mitchell (Princeton Posse), Cam Reid (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Roderic May (Chase Heat) have been selected the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1, 2023. Mitchell – Top Forward – The Calahoo, Alberta product enjoyed a four-point performance that included scoring the winning goal in a 6-2 […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]