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

Chase Heat Josh Bourne charges into the Coyote’s zone and is knocked to the ice by Osoyoos’ Sam Reinbolt. As he slides

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

Fast forward to the weekend of Nov. 18-19 and the young men from Chase played cameo roles in a star- studded drama featuring the Osoyoos Coytoes and the Kelowna Chiefs.  Bad acting was dominant in these low-budget productions from Plunder-Blunder Studios.

On Friday night the Desert Dogs from Osoyoos came to town to perform to the fans of the Little Shuswap.

In the first, Kolten Moore from Landon Russell and Cam Watson had the attentive audience on the edges of their seats. Then Jackson Glimpel got a powerplay goal for the Coyotes.

Back to the performance and Kaden Black popped one in from Zachary Fournier and Spencer Farstad.

Twenty seconds later Austin Cleaver scored and the match was tied.

Back and forth the warriors in this production went in the second frame with Colton Rhodes finding the back of the net for the Yotes.

In the third the Heat showed signs of discombobulation as Osoyoos plundered with four more tallies. It was Cleaver with his second, then Hunter Johnson, Carter Robinson and, to add insult to injury, Sam Reinbolt shorthanded.

As the credits rolled, the locals had blundered their way to a 7-2 loss against a very skilled hockey team.

On Saturday the 19th, the Heat trundled down the highway to the Little Apple to perform Act Two of the Plunder-Blunder Production.

The script was entirely different in this sequel but the result in Kelowna had the same outcome.

In the first the Chiefs got a powerplay goal from Brendan Mongey. This was a result of a slewfoot call on Cody Hodges 34 seconds into the game, a double minor and game misconduct. A sign of things to come.

Jason Village put the Ogopogo crew up by two. In the second, Brett Witala scored twice and then Sam Maxwell on the powerplay made it 5-0 after 40.

In the third, Kolten Moore from Grady Musgrave and Zachary Fournier scored between two from Kelowna, Brody Dale on the powerplay and Tyler Love also on the powerplay.

A stunning clinker of a contest with the Heat on the short end of a 7-1 score.

In two games, it was 14 goals against and three for, as well as some well-earned suspensions as fisticuffs broke out inside the 10 minute mark of the third period.

Game misconducts for the next game result from late game shenanigans.  Perhaps in defeat there is an education.

Next up, a home- and-away series versus the 100 Mile House Wranglers.

Friday Nov. 25 the combatants will appear at the Art Holding Memorial Arena.

A day later Chase rides to the Cariboo for the rematch.

There will be a very special draw at the Friday night game so we look forward to seeing new and old fans out in abundance.