Cold Weekend For The Heat

Your Chase HEAT played a pair of home and away games this past weekend with to say the least mixed results. Friday the 5th of November they travelled to Armstrong to face off versus the North Okanagan Knights. Brayden Baustad got the locals on the scoresheet with the only twine bender of the 1st period. In the 2nd after the HEAT suffered a pair of injuries in the 1st, our boys took over with a trio of counters. Garrett Martin from Jarod Sigouin and Dylan Handel, followed by Handel from Sigouin and Malachi Franklin. Handel then finished off the period with his second goal and third point of the period with some help from Franklin. 3-1 and it appeared the HEAT were in control, but there was at least 20 more minutes to go. The KNIGHTS got within a goal prior to Sigouin going in alone for his third point of the night. Armstrong came on strong like pungent cheese and regulation time concluded with the foes tied at 4-4. Off to overtime and the hosts stuck the dagger in early to give the Chase side it’s third overtime loss early in this season. Roderic May between the pipes stopped 32 of 37.
Saturday night the Sicamous EAGLES flew into the Art Holding Memorial Arena, for the next installment of the Shuswap Rivalry between the East and West. One of the teams came to play executing what the coaches needed the boys to accomplish. For approximately 10 minutes into the game and the last 5 minutes of play the HEAT roster played with a semblance of drive. Otherwise, they let their coaches and the fans in attendance down with a disheartening effort. No overtime in this one as the EAGLES trounced the HEAT 6-0. The local star in this contest was Roderic May in goal who came to play and received very little if any support from his teammates. The EAGLES star Jordan Lott enjoyed the view while stopping 32/32.
The HEAT’s lost weekend has dropped them to 3rd in the Division standings, and the weekend’s accumulated injuries aren’t going to help in the future. The next bit of chaos is Wednesday the 10th once more against the EAGLES (game report next week).
Trade winds are blowing of course and one old timer from the past has joined the HEAT. Corson Nordick a “Loops Lad” brings size, strength and a want to win. Someone with a lack of that will be leaving.
Lest We Forget, the most important day of the year, November 11th is a time of remembrance in respect of the fallen and scarred who in the past and present fight for our freedom, so that we can enjoy so much that so many take for granted. Please take a quiet moment to recognize, remember and respect the efforts of true heroes.