As the KIJHL regular season winds down, the Chase Heat missed an opportunity to climb the ladder out of the basement in the Doug Birks Division.
Friday, January 11th the 100 Mile House WRANGLERS paid a visit to the Art Holding Memorial Arena. In the 1st period the visitors got on the scoreboard first. However new recruit Hayden Wiebe scored assisted by Cam Watson and Breckin Erichuk. The vistors popped in a powerplayer goal and then Caleb Biensch from Tony Dennis made it a 2-2 game after 20 minutes. In the 2nd Russell Hassler from Ethan Joe gave the HEAT the lead. In the 3rd 100 Mile sand2wiched a pair of counters around a goal from Evan Vinterlik assisted by Gavin Mattey and Cody Allen. It was now time for 4 on 4 overtime to break the tie and the visitors did the damage to head home with a 5-4 victory. The HEAT received a consolation point as a result of the tie in regulation time.
On Sunday the 13th the HEAT trundled down the highway to Kamloops to clash with the STORM. Kamloops got on the scoresheet first but Chase came back with a pair, Garrick Ward from Tyson Lampreau and Quinn Slezak and than Tyler Collens unassisted. After 20 minutes it was 2-1 for the HEAT. In the 2nd the STORM scored twice to takeover the lead. In the final period Kamloops scored again prior to Evan Hughes with 43 seconds left making it close, he was helped by Watson and Biensch. The final numbers on the board, a 4-3 win for Kamloops.
The HEAT next travel to Revelstoke to meet the GRIZZLIES on the 15th, followed by a clash with the KIJHL leading Kelowna CHIEFS in Kelowna on the 18th, before returning home to face the Sicamous EAGLES on Saturday the 19th at 7:00 pm.