New Wave: Chase Heat

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Chase heat. The Heat finished third in […]

Heat’s Ouellette signs with SJHL’s Ice Wolves

  Lucas Ouellette of the Chase Heat has signed to play for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. In his lone season in the KIJHL, the Calgary native scored 14 goals and had 33 points in 40 regular season games. In seven KIJHL Teck Cup playoff […]

KIJHL announces 2021/22 Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2021-22 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies – Jonah Fournier: The Canal Flats, B.C. native, […]

Biensch first recipient of Jaxon Joseph Memorial Scholarship

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has named Chase Heat captain Jacob Biensch as the inaugural recipient of the Jaxon Joseph Memorial Scholarship. Joseph was one of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos killed in a tragic bus crash on April 6, 2018. He started his junior hockey career in the KIJHL with the Beaver […]

KIJHL Top Scorer Award winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes were named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Top Scorer divisional award winners.   Henderson – Bill Ohlhausen Division – Henderson, the KIJHL points champion with 65 […]

KIJHL MVP Divisional Winners

  Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters, Griffen Ryden of the Castlegar Rebels, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes were named Most Valuable Players for their respective divisions in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.   Self – Eddie Mountain Division – Self led the league in wins […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 6

Peyton Trzaska of the Princeton Posse, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Dylan Malarchuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 6. Biensch – Top Forward – The Marsden, Saskatchewan product popped in eight goals and […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Dec. 19

Colby Phillips of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Payton McDonald-Corea of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Jack Osmond of the Chase Heat have been selected the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending, Dec. 19. Phillips- Top Forward – The Red Deer, Alberta native recorded three goals, five assists […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Dec. 12

Jacob Biench and Roderic May of the Chase Heat, along with Jesse Ihas of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been selected the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending, Dec. 12. Biensch – Top Forward – The Marsden, Saskatchewan product collected five goals and two assists in […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars for Week: Oct. 10

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is happy to announce its Instat 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 10. The stars are Ben Lewis from the Summerland Steam, Zakery Anderson from the Kamloops Storm, and Malachi Franklin of the Chase Heat. Lewis – 1st Star – The West Kelowna native had […]