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 a while they couldn’t get a working formula figured out, but like any great recipe you add and takeout spices until voila! The mad and sometimes crazy minds have arrived at something tasty for now.
Currently they have mixed 12 veterans with 13 rookies, with the majority of 14 from Alberta, 10 from B.C. and 1 special ingredient from Saskatchewan.
This past week the lads hit the trail for a pair of road games. First stop the mad mountain bears in Revelstoke on Tuesday October 25th. The Grizzlies are at the top of league standings and always a challenge as they were on this night at the rocking Forum. Aiden Brown gets his 4th of the season unassisted. That is followed up on a man advantage with Mikkel Hrechka’s first of the year from Malachi Franklin and Brown, after 20 minutes it’s 2-0 visitors. The disturbed bears awake to dominate the 2nd period with a trio of goals to take the lead. The final stanza is all Heat through hard work and perseverance. With 2 seconds left Trevor Kennedy scores assisted by Kieran Armitage and Brown to tie the match. Off to 3 on 3 overtime it’s the winner off the stick of Jalen Davidson from Kennedy. The final 4-3 Heat, with Roderic May repelling 47 of 50 shots directed his way. Brown with a goal and 2 assists and May with his bear repellant shone in this contest.
Saturday night the 29th the Heat can be found in Kelowna at the Rutland arena. The Chiefs strike early which serves to wake the Heat up. Armitage ties the game with helpers from Hrechka and Lilly. Kennedy then commences a big night with a shorthanded counter from Lilly and Cale Nahorney, 2-1 visitors after the 1st period. In the 2nd Kelowna ties the game on a powerplay, but Davidson matches that effort on the man advantage with assistance from Hrechka and Kennedy. In the 3rd period Kennedy scores from Brown and Franklin and the game is completed with a tally from Brown with apples to Kennedy and Davidson. The final a 5-2 road win for the Heat. Kael Beauregard with his first ever KIJHL win stops 35 of 37 standing guard between the pipes. The star of the evening Captain Trevor Kennedy with 2 goals and 2 assists to lead his team to success. Brown gets honorable mention due to an abundance of hardwork.
Next up the Heat welcome the Revelstoke Grizzlies to the Art Holding Memorial Arena on Tuesday November 1st, 7 days after beating them…should be a great game! After that the 100 Mile House Wranglers appear Friday night the 4th. The Heat have quickly become a team to watch, now would be a great time to catch a game and see if they are really better then Mom’s home cooking.