Hockey Team fortunes can be won or lost on the ability to remain healthy during the regular season.  In respect to the local Chase Heat as temperatures rise amongst the roster their fortunes have taken a down turn game after game.  While not everyone has been down due to everything that has gone around, the […]

KIJHL Notebook

  From Nov.6-13, six goalies recorded shutouts including both Princeton Posse netminders. Jozef Kuchaslo of the Revelstoke Grizzlies leads with three shutouts, which is one away from matching what he recorded last season in 16 games. Right behind Kuchaslo with two shutouts is his teammate Owen Albers, Ethan Rau of the Posse and Trystan Self […]


Another week has passed and the Heat have been off and on in more ways then one.  For the citizens of the area we have enjoyed power outages due to  apparent substation deficiencies, playing havoc of course with daily activities.  On the ice it’s another week of lose one win one, which is a habit […]


For starters you actually can’t get unwrangled but it is possible to lose to Wranglers.  Doing it after beating the KIJHL league leading Revelstoke Grizzlies  twice makes it hard to fathom on the best of days. Just when we assumed they had found the recipe for success they found a way to deliver badly burnt […]


This article isn’t about your Grandma’s or Mom’s recipes that you remember as the best ever. It is about the human lab experiments concocted by Brad, Cody, Colin, Kolten, Tyson and Corson down in the bowels of the local Chaos Castle.  For awhile they couldn’t get a working formula figured out, but like any great […]

Top Shelf Podcast for Nov. 4

Welcome to episode 10 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features Fernie Ghostrider, Ethan MacDuff, while co-host Mark Berry spoke with Nelson Leafs Head Coach Adam DiBella and the voice of the Chase Heat Steve Smyth. Enjoy!   Top Shelf: The KIJHL Podcast – E10 – November 4 – MacDuff […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Before getting into the KIJHL Notebook, we want to give you a couple of facts about player and team performances. Three players in the KIJHL have earned a first star three times this season – they are Reed McLennan of the Fernie Ghostriders, Jordan Lario of the Golden Rockets and Ethan Shebansky of the […]

Kennedy, Grishin and Hall named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

    Trevor Kennedy (Chase Heat), Eithan Grishin (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and Levi Hall (Golden Rockets) have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 30, 2022. Kennedy – Top Forward – The Kamloops product led the Heat with three goals and six […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Twelve hat-tricks have been scored in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season play as of Oct. 26, with the last being scored on Oct. 22. Coletyn Boyarski of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats have each recorded two. Both of them recorded four goals recently.  Last season […]

Stepping Back And a Tentative Step Forward

You could feel the tension going into last weekend from the players, staff, volunteers and fans as the Chase Heat had two games to turn around their season to date. Friday night October 21st at the Art Holding Memorial Arena the Grand Forks Border Bruins were the guests.  It feels like eons since these two […]