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 […]

Bright Light Biensch Brings It Big Time

The period of Monday January 31st to Saturday February 5th had the Heat scheduled for 4 games in 6 nights. During that short game filled stretch Captain Jacob Biensch got at least a goal in each game. In the last contest he rocked a bang, bang, bang, boom of fireworks to climb up the KIJHL […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 6

Peyton Trzaska of the Princeton Posse, Jacob Biensch of the Chase Heat and Dylan Malarchuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 6. Biensch – Top Forward – The Marsden, Saskatchewan product popped in eight goals and […]

WILD WEST – Shootouts And a Rodeo

Last week’s ice capades featured three one goal games. Commencing with a road trip to the mountain mecca of Revelstoke on Tuesday January 25th. With earlier postponements and rescheduling a playoff type atmosphere has been created whereby these two teams seem to play each other every week. So, the well acquainted foes faced off at […]

Poking Bears & Weathering Storms

You can poke a teddy bear with little repercussion and enjoy a bit of rain in the spring…but. If the bears are just out of hibernation and mad or torrential rains leave you defeated, that’s a different story. This week’s past week discusses three games played by the Heat versus Revelstoke and Kamloops. We will […]