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 […]

KIJHL Notebook

There have been many impressive team and player performances this season and this week’s KIJHL Notebook touches on what players from the respective teams did over the weekend, including some of the games during this week. Bill Ohlhausen Division The Princeton Posse improved to 6-2 on the season with a pair of wins against the […]

Home Ok And Away Not Ok

The trials and tribulations of a junior hockey team in Chase are sometimes ok dependent on which Heat team shows up.  Let’s be honest early in this article a great deal of the time to date they are difficult to watch.  It shows in the size of the crowds attracted. This past weekend the North […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season is now three weeks old. The landscape of where teams sit in their respective divisions so far has changed from last season. Some teams are seeing early returns from the strong play of their rookies, while others are benefitting from trades for experienced players. This weeks KIJHL […]

Tender Weekend

This article is not a harlequin romance, it’s regarding 200 ft of ice and what happened last weekend on it.  The time period was “Family Weekend” which was also Thanksgiving, and while we have so much to be thankful for, the Heat players and organization are most thankful.  In between, a Friday night 60 minutes […]

The KIJHL Notebook

  With two weekends of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the books, only one team remains undefeated in regulation – the back-to-back Teck Cup champion Revelstoke Grizzlies, while the Summerland Steam, are also undefeated in regulation time, but have dropped two games in a shootout. This week’s edition of The KIJHL Notebook delves […]

Seeing The Rockies Over a Weekend

This past weekend your Heat left town on a 52 passenger land yacht in the early hours of Friday the 30th of September.  Their first stop on their itinerary was a meet and greet with the Kimberley Dynamiters.  Now the KABOOM crew are perennially one of the best in the KIJHL, so who knew which […]

Puck Drop on The Chase Heat 22-23′ Season

As the summer heat subsides the fall and winter Heat hit the ice.  The annual goal of all goals is to get to spring heat (playoffs).  It’s a long way off, however time flies and early season points accumulated against Division rivals are huge in the end.  This isn’t a normal start to one of […]