Chase Heat faces tough competition on the road in weekend action
The Chase Heat hit the road Friday morning, Oct. 5, to take on the Beaver Valley Nighthawks that evening.
In the Beaver Valley arena things got off to a great start for Chase, with Kurtis Johnson and then Shelby Kostyshen putting the puck in the Nighthawks’ net.
In the second frame, the Hawks came back with two of their own. The third period came and went with no action on the board, pushing the contest into overtime. With 54 seconds left in the first overtime, the Hawks were able to put the visitors away for a 3-2 win.
Goalie Jacob Mattes was second star, stopping 36 of 39 shots.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Heat were in Castlegar to take on the Rebels.
The home team scored one in the first period, and followed up with three in the second period, prior to Shayne Woodland getting one for the Heat. The Rebels then put in two more behind Mattes (who stopped 38 of 44 shots) for a 6-1 victory.
On Sunday the Heat headed up Highway 3A to Nelson, where they faced off against the Leafs in an afternoon contest. No game summary was available at press time but the Leafs walked away with a 7-0 victory.
Stiff competition for a long road trip on Thanksgiving Weekend.
Next up is a home game today Friday, Oct. 12 versus the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Game time is 7 p.m.