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.

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.

The Chase Heat, after 52 regular season games, are headed to the 1st round of playoffs versus the Kamloops Storm. The Heat finished third in their division and take on the Big City crew that finished second. The first-place 100 Mile House Wranglers face the fourth-place Revelstoke Grizzlies.

A fierce rivalry exists between Chase and Kamloops and the short trip down the highway should ensure fans from both teams in the stands every night. At presstime the first two games will have been played in Kamloops. Games 3 and 4 go Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday the 27th at 7 p.m. at the Art Holding Memorial Arena.  If necessary, Game 5 is in Kamloops Monday the 29th. Game 6 is in Chase Tuesday, March 1 and, if the series goes the full seven games, action will end Wednesday, March 2 in Kamloops. Tickets are available at the door and fans are encouraged to wear red!

The Heat played three games in five days to wrap up the regular season. On Tuesday the 16th they battled the chippy Revelstoke Grizzlies to a 4-3 victory. On Thursday the 18th, the last home game of 26 saw the local crew snatch a 6-4 win from the talons of the Sicamous Eagles.  Over the season the Chase team won 19 of 26 home games.  On Saturday the 20th, Chase travelled to 100 Mile House to take part in a meaningless contest versus the Wranglers who took two points in a 6-1 outcome for the Cariboo Cowboys.