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 […]


Friday night January 6th, 2023 Heat President Darryl Adamson exclaimed the above on the inaugural “Heat Wave” on HockeyTV during an on air interview with the voice of the Heat Steve Smyth. It was a response to what the team is prepared to do for the rest of the season, and early signs have fans […]

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 […]


It’s been a while and during the away time 5 games were played. For the 3 contests prior to the Christmas break we will be brief, which should make many readers happy. Game 1 on the 13th was a face off with the Revelstoke Grizzlies. To this point in the season the Heat had won […]

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, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]


The sense in the last couple of weeks of Heat hockey was that a corner had been turned, that things were looking up for our ice warriors that represent Chase.  How better to display that but in front of hometown fans at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. Friday night the 9th of the month the […]