The Chase HEAT and the last weeks of 2020

  When Public Health in late November tightened up life just a bit it brought a sudden stop to KIJHL games.  After getting in 3 regular season games the troop and their commanding officers went back to practice, practice, practice. Optimism bubbled up with a recommencement of games after December 7th when this latest revision […]

LOOKING BACK AT SEASON 9

Back on March 25th of 2010 a patch work quilt of hockey loving volunteers congregated at the “Mezz” at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. From the ashes of the transfer of the Chase Chiefs to Kelowna, the suddenly abandoned “Booster Club” members were pondering what to do with the rest of their life’s. So, with […]

CHASE HEAT AWARDS NIGHT BANQUET

The 9th Annual HEAT Awards Banquet was held Sunday, February 23rd at the Adams Lake Conference Centre. Close to 200 hockey lovers filled the room to enjoy a sumptuous roast beef dinner put together by a team of volunteers. Most of those hardworking souls have done that unenviable task since the banquet’s inception. HEAT President […]

SECOND SEASON OF SHINNY STARTING NOW!

It’s Playoff time in the KIJHL and starting this Friday the 28th there will be 16 teams facing off in 8 Arenas. YOUR HEAT see the puck dropping at the Art Holding Memorial Arena at 7:00 pm. Our Division foes the 100 Mile House WRANGLERS will be riding into Chase for the opening game of […]

MINING THE MINDS OF HEAT VETERANS ON WHY CHASE?

Way back in early November 2019, the writer sat down with the five 20 year old veterans of Junior Hockey in Chase. The subject was …why Chase, why the HEAT? The responses follow and provide a glimpse into young junior hockey player’s travels and decisions in our Nation’s game. The round table discussion included Cam […]

POSSE RODE IN WHILE EAGLES FLEW

With 2 games next weekend to complete the regular season your HEAT will face the Sicamous EAGLES in the final of 6 games in the Battle of the Shuswap. That happens Friday the 21st at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. Saturday night the locals are in Kamloops at Memorial Arena versus the STORM, a short […]

BITS AND PIECES ABOUT THE HEAT

A menagerie of different players, who’s hot, useful and useless statistics, game reports, healthy and hurt, a look at the future, an upcoming event and …. A brief glimpse at the future with two weeks to go in the KIJHL regular season. Four games left with three of them opportunities for you the casual fan […]

STORM, COYOTES AND GRIZZLIES FACE HEAT

Five days in the HEAT regular season that included three games, are the subject of this week’s grammar mistakes and punctuation faux paus. Game 1 involves our nearest foes, the Kamloops STORM showing up in town on Tuesday the 28th of January. It was the postponed New Year’s Eve game between the rivals. The STORM […]

FRIDAY NIGHT SLOBBER KNOCKERS

This past Friday the 24th the best team in the KIJHL paid a visit to the Art Holding Memorial Arena. The defending league champion Revelstoke GRIZZLIES made it past our mini avalanche on the edge of town to face the HEAT. It’s always a test of where you stack up in the league’s who’s who […]

CHASING THE FRONT RUNNERS

Ok, ok, ok…maybe two weeks of pleading worked to increase attendance. More likely the weekend Atom Tournament plus fans from the visiting Columbia Valley ROCKIES placed 350 or so butts in the Chiropractor friendly plastic things that act as seats. We will go with the latter and recognize the significant contribution to HEAT coffers! But […]