Scott Koch

Heat hot, sit first in their division

The duo of Chase Heat goaltenders led the squad to a five-point week.

The Heat hoped to build on a 2-1 lead late in the first period

Chase Heat experience close encounter with bears

The local shinny squad, the Heat, tangled with the Grizzlies from Revelstoke on Tuesday the 17th at the Art Holding Memorial Arena

The Heat hoped to build on a 2-1 lead late in the first period
Chase Heat goalie Nic Bruyere makes the save

Heat soar over Storm, fall to Eagles

The Chase Heat soared against the Kamloops Storm and then were stormed out of town by the Sicamous Eagles

Chase Heat goalie Nic Bruyere makes the save
The Chase Heat got off to a quick start Friday night when they hosted the Osoyoos Coyotes

Heat clinch playoff spot

Friday the 6th day of 2017 saw the Osoyoos Coyotes, the best of the best drop by for some intense shinny

The Chase Heat got off to a quick start Friday night when they hosted the Osoyoos Coyotes
Chase Heat’s Michael Fidanza steals the puck in the neutral zone and speeds to the Princeton end short handed

Heat’s winning ways return

The Chase Heat hummed through the past weekend with a pair of hard-earned team-focused victories

Chase Heat’s Michael Fidanza steals the puck in the neutral zone and speeds to the Princeton end short handed
The Chase Heat’s Landon Russell checks Sicamous Eagles’ Eric Porter into the corner boards as the Heat look for that spark while trailing the Eagles 2-0 in the second period.

Heat outplayed by Eagles

Three weeks of indifferent play has the Heat stumbling along in a haphazard manner.

The Chase Heat’s Landon Russell checks Sicamous Eagles’ Eric Porter into the corner boards as the Heat look for that spark while trailing the Eagles 2-0 in the second period.
Chase Heat Josh Bourne charges into the Coyote’s zone and is knocked to the ice by Osoyoos’ Sam Reinbolt. As he slides

Wheels fall off for Heat after 10 victories

Way back on Oct. 8, the Heat won versus the Sicamous Eagles and followed that with nine victories in a row

Chase Heat Josh Bourne charges into the Coyote’s zone and is knocked to the ice by Osoyoos’ Sam Reinbolt. As he slides
The Chase Heat’s Kolten Moore drives towards the net with the puck

Heat continue winning streak

The Chase Heat’s franchise record winning streak now sits at 10 consecutive games after a pair of victories

The Chase Heat’s Kolten Moore drives towards the net with the puck
Revelstoke Grizzlies Daniel Fisher looks to score on a short handed rush with a back-hand attempt. Chase Heat Goaltender Zak Larson stretches out almost knocking the net off trying to make the pad save.

Heat on a franchise-record win streak

With two more wins this past weekend, the Chase Heat hit an all-time franchise record with eight wins in a row

Revelstoke Grizzlies Daniel Fisher looks to score on a short handed rush with a back-hand attempt. Chase Heat Goaltender Zak Larson stretches out almost knocking the net off trying to make the pad save.
The Chase Heat’s Spencer Farstad and the Summerland Steam’s Mathew Alcorn try to out muscle each other as they race after the rolling puck.

Bruyere a wall between the pipes

The Chase Heat got on the old grey mare motor coach to head off to the desert for a pair of road games

The Chase Heat’s Spencer Farstad and the Summerland Steam’s Mathew Alcorn try to out muscle each other as they race after the rolling puck.
The Chase Heat’s Spencer Farstad and the Summerland Steam’s Mathew Alcorn try to out muscle each other as they race after the rolling puck.

Heat pluck 7-2 win from Eagles

The Chase Heat got carried away with avian stuff this past long weekend.

The Chase Heat’s Spencer Farstad and the Summerland Steam’s Mathew Alcorn try to out muscle each other as they race after the rolling puck.
The Chase Heat’s Michael Fidanza cuts in driving towards the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ net looking for the equalizing goal when Nick Nordstrom hooks his stick in attempt to make him lose control of the puck.

Wranglers rope Heat in two-game series

On Friday, Sept. 30, the Heat travelled by motor coach, not stage coach, to 100 Mile House, the home of the pesky Wranglers

The Chase Heat’s Michael Fidanza cuts in driving towards the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ net looking for the equalizing goal when Nick Nordstrom hooks his stick in attempt to make him lose control of the puck.
The Chase Heat’s Josh Bourne

Heat topple then rise in defeat of Eagles

It’s early in the regular season and the Heat is yo-yoing up and down the KIJHL standings and scoring race

The Chase Heat’s Josh Bourne
Kolten Moore leaves his feet trying to score a goal in the Chase Chiefs’ 5-4 win over the North Okanagan Knights on Sept. 16.

Heat on top of division

The local Junior Hockey Club, the Chase Heat, entered the past weekend’s two-game home stand

Kolten Moore leaves his feet trying to score a goal in the Chase Chiefs’ 5-4 win over the North Okanagan Knights on Sept. 16.
Chase Heat goaltender Nic Bruyere looks for the puck as the Kelowna Chiefs’ Jaden McNulty tries to deflect to point shot during the Heat’s home game season opener on Friday

Heat roasts Chiefs before beat down from Storm

The Chase Heat Junior Hockey Club opened their 2016/17 regular season with a pair of games this past weekend

Chase Heat goaltender Nic Bruyere looks for the puck as the Kelowna Chiefs’ Jaden McNulty tries to deflect to point shot during the Heat’s home game season opener on Friday
Spencer Meyer showcases his talent looking to prove he has what it takes to make the Chase Heat roster this season during the team’s main camp

Eleven return for new hockey season

“Welcome back” echoed through the confines of “Heatville” at the Art Holding Memorial Arena over the past week

Spencer Meyer showcases his talent looking to prove he has what it takes to make the Chase Heat roster this season during the team’s main camp
After a hard-fought KIJHL division final series

Playoff run wrangled from Heat

It had to end at some point, and it did at a record-achieving home game.

After a hard-fought KIJHL division final series
Chase Heat goalie Daniel Toews keeps his eye on the puck as it sails through the air

Nail-biters test both teams

After dispatching the Kamloops Storm in the first round best- of-seven in five games, the Chase Heat face an annual foe in Round 2

Chase Heat goalie Daniel Toews keeps his eye on the puck as it sails through the air
Chase Heat’s Grady Musgrave flies through the neutral zone with the puck

Heat victory talk of the town

Just like that, in their fifth year on the ice, the Chase Heat win the opening playoff series, and they do it against the Kamloops Storm

Chase Heat’s Grady Musgrave flies through the neutral zone with the puck
Chase Heat Josh Bourne scores an empty net goal with 1.3 seconds left in the game helping the Heat down the Eagles by a final score of 6-4.

Chase Heat playoff bound

The Chase Heat, after 52 regular season games, are headed to the 1st round of playoffs versus the Kamloops Storm

Chase Heat Josh Bourne scores an empty net goal with 1.3 seconds left in the game helping the Heat down the Eagles by a final score of 6-4.