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, […]

2021 – 2022 Award Recipients

As with anything in life, awards at the Junior hockey level do not include participation recognition. Hockey is not an individual sport, it requires the entire 25 player roster as well as the team staff fully taking part in order to be successful. Thank you one and all for your part, the fans and volunteers […]

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 Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

The End

Ta Dum. Silence and tears from the players, staff and fans in attendance at McArthur Island Arena in Kamloops as game 7 concluded. The End, as quick as that, in an intense, tight, skilled 7 game battle that went into a 3rd overtime period before a victor was declared with a sudden death goal. Approximately […]

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 […]

The Heat | KIJHL Playoffs Update

First Round best of 7 series between the Doug Birks Division Kamloops Storm (2nd) and Chase Heat (3rd) commenced February 22nd and by the March 1st 6 games were done, and the 7th and deciding game to be played in Kamloops Wednesday March 2nd. So, a brief recap on those contests. Game 1, in Kamloops, […]

Bits And Pieces After 42 Game Regular Season

*Breaking News*, Captain Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat has been recognized by the KIJHL as the Most Valuable Player in the Doug Birks Division as well as the Top Scorer! Be proud Chase, the Marsden Saskatchewan product is a 20 year old, loyal to the Heat Organization and through his time in Chase has […]

Peaking, Streaking With Fans Freaking

The 2021-22 season has been a roller coaster of highs and lows for the local Chase Heat. With two regular season games to play before League playoffs commence it appears the team is peaking, fans are freaking and a five game winning streak is the result. Good signs indeed and to continue the success the […]