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Chase’s community paper for over 20 years! Issue for the week of Friday, February 17th, 2017 • Vol. 22, Issue 07

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CHASE OFFICE Residents of Illahee Lodge enjoying a Valentine’s Day Bingo and Tea in Illahee Lodge Lounge put on by the Catholic Church. Photo submitted by Rob McLean

Inside: • • • • •

The Chase Heat clinch the Division Championship! “What are the Odds?” A column looking at coincidences Letters to the Editor Council Meeting Highlights News from the Chase Legion, the Chase RCMP, the Chase Fire and Rescue, and more!

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Chase Curling Club is selling Blue Berry Plants!! Cost $8.00 per

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Community Bulletin Board Email your community event to

Introductory Adult Computer Classes - Chase Wellness Centre- 830 Thompson Ave - Wednesday Feb 8, Feb 22, March 8, March 22 and April 5 2017 (9-11am) Bring your laptop and your questions. MUST register 250-679-3442 Public Skate - Art Holding Memorial Arena Friday’s 3:30 to 4:30pm, Sunday s 5:30 to 6:30pm, Mondays 5 to 6pm Community Pentathlon coming to Chase again on Saturday, March 4th. Register your team for a fun night out bowling, curling, playing darts, crib and participating in a mystery event. Cost is $200 per team and includes a dinner. Registration forms are available at Miller’s Cabin, the Bowling Alley or the Legion. Thank you to the legion for coordinating this community event. For more information contact Terri Mindel at 250-819-0428. Chase Secondary School is looking for a Sr. Girls soccer coach for the upcoming season. Please contact Mike Faisthuber at if interested. A criminal record check will be necessary. The Kamloops Family History Society* meetings take place at *Heritage House* in Riverside Park on the *fourth Thursday*​​of each month from *7:00 to 9:00 P.M*. (September to May, except December).​ ​NEXT meeting Thurs​ FEBRUARY 23rd @ 7p.m. F​ or more information Please contact Connie @ 250852-3218​ World Day of Prayer - Fri Mar 3. 2017 1 pm at Blessd Sacrament Church. Everyone welcome. Contact Helene FMI 250-3183367 For info/hours phone 250-679-3536

February 21st - FREE Meat Draw 4 - 6:30 pm. Pool 3:30 pm Fun Darts ????

February 25th

Meat Draw 50/50 & Fun Darts. 2 pm

February 27th

In House Zone Darts Playoff 6:30 pm

Chase Secondary School Concert Band is collecting bottles and cans for their Band trip to Whistler on Saturday February 25, between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Those who wish to donate but are not home at the time can leave their bottles or cans in a visible place for pickup. Chase and District Victim Services is looking for dedicated volunteers to join our program. - Potential volunteers will have to complete an Enhanced Security Clearance, be available for 24 hour shifts and have their own vehicle. Training and materials are provided. This is a great way to give back to your community. For more information please contact Brandi at 250679-8638. Chase Mixed Slo-Pitch is having their AGM Feb 23rd 7pm at the Fox, and anyone that is interested in putting a team into the league is asked to send a rep to the meeting.

CHASE CURLING CLUB Blue Berry Plant Fundraiser:

$8 per plant. Plants are 3 years old. Plants are expected to arrive mid to end of April. Order deadline March 31st. Payment before pickup. FMI or to order please call Karen at 250-6793637 or email

FMI contact Dave @ 250-675-3682

Chase Rotary Box 73

Pres: Roy Nelson 250-679-1192 / 250-819-4912 Sec: Doug Everett 675-2574 Meeting at Chase Creekside Centre Thursday 5:30 pm

Churches of Chase & Area Blessed Sacrament

Parish welcomes you to Sunday Mass @ 9 am. + Mass most Tuesdays @ 9 am. + Please join us every 3rd Sunday at 10 am for the K of C Breakfast

The Light of Life Native Fellowship

- Every Sun 3 pm @ Chase Evangelical Free Church (corner of Shuswap Ave & Brooke Dr). Friendly fellowship with food, family & friends after service. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Joseph (250) 679-7656

The Chase Sunflower is independently owned and operated by Shuswap Prairie Publishing. 1500 copies are printed weekly and distributed around Chase. The Sunflower is available FREE for readers because it is advertiser supported. Please support the local businesses that advertise in the Sunflower; shopping locally enriches our community. The Chase Sunflower invites stories, recipes, comments, photos, jokes and any other information that would be of interest to readers. We reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions and edit for content and length. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising that in our opinion does not reflect the concept of the newspaper. The opinions expressed in Letters and Columns do not reflect the views of this newspaper. Due care and attention for accuracy is used in checking advertising copy, but no warranty is implied by the publisher.

Kelsey Snelgrove, Editor PHONE: (250) 679-8880 EMAIL: WEB: MAIL: Box 524, Chase BC, V0E 1M0 OFFICE: 838 Shuswap Ave between 10-4 Monday - Thursday Alternate/after hours drop-off location at Willows Natural Foods

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Medical Equip: 250-319-6702 400 Club Winners: Date: February 15 , 2017 Winner: Dave Winfield Chase B.C. Amount: $100.00 Chase Lions Community Spirit Calendar: New customers welcome! Call 250-819-9736 FMI. Renewals can be dropped off at TRU Hardware


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Chase Fire Rescue: Year in Review

by Cavelle Layes Between some great is once again filled with new recruitment efforts, some top- faces. notch training, and busy callChase Fire Rescue would like outs, Chase Fire Rescue had to welcome Vicky Schmidt, a busy and eventful year in Lea Alten, Lisa McCulloch, 2016. This year they hope to Ali Lauzon, and Lori Jones, carry this trend forward, and and Sam Sampson to the continue to be a valued and department, all of whom have active part of the community, joined within the last year. The beyond the duty of protection. new members have shown Some in the community may large amounts of dedication have noticed a few changes in to both their training and the the fire department in the last community. The department year. Earlier this year Deputy is still accepting both regular Chief, Dan Stevens, Captain and junior members, those Justin Hertz, Lt. Bill Currie, who are interested in joining and Safety Officer Maria can email chasevolunteerfire@ Beaurain were all promoted to for more their new roles, but those are information. far from the only changes that The department also took place. welcomed back Gary Schmidt, Chase Fire Rescue has Tim Kenning, Tess Jablonski, been actively recruiting and Kyle Lauzon to the new members, in hopes of team, all of whom had been adding extra support for fire members in the past. Chase protection and road rescue in Fire Rescue currently sits at 20 the area. These efforts have active members. certainly paid off, as the hall Continued on page 7...

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Snowmobilers Rescued From Mountain Information from Chase RCMP

On Sunday February 12th, at about 7:00 pm, Chase RCMP received a report of two Abbotsford men, father and son, aged 51 and 21 years, stranded in a ravine while snowmobiling on Crowfoot Mountain. The men had called the Crowfoot Snowmobile Club and stated they had gone into a ravine and needed assistance to get out. The men stated they were experienced in the outdoors and were prepared to spend the night on the mountain. By 11:00 pm, the men called again to say that while they were fine, they would prefer to get rescued that night. Volunteers from

the snowmobile club ventured onto the mountain in the dark, and got within 500 metres of the men, but were unable to reach them due to darkness and terrain. On Monday morning, Chase RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue from Salmon Arm began the search using an RCMP helicopter and a second equipped with winch and basket. The men’s location was known by GPS coordinates, and the snowmobile club volunteers were able to reach the men and assist them in getting down the mountain. There were no injuries, and Search and Rescue was stood-down.

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WHAT ARE THE ODDS ? A Column of Coincidences submitted by Alan Pineo

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The Sunflower will be running stories from time to time related to the strange and wonderful coincidences that happen to many of us over a lifetime. We will post stories of our own that may have been experienced personally or by others with the hopes that you, our readers, will also contribute your own ‘coincidence’ stories. Everyone has them and we have no doubt they will prove to be interesting and entertaining. Please submit your stories by email to or drop them off in person at 838 Shuswap Avenue. We look forward to hearing from you! --------Bob Adshead was the managing partner of the new radio station CKEG, set to hit the airwaves in Nanaimo sometime in 1981.Their studio was next to the office of Pacific Truss where I was working and we became friends over the next few months and shared the odd beer together. Bob related a story to me that actually happened to him in the summer of 1980 when he was working for the local radio station in Vernon B.C. as a broadcaster. One of Bobs duties was to host a “roving mike” show and he would quite often head up to the lookout at Kalamalka Lake near Vernon and interview tourists. He had been on site for a few minutes and managed to convince a traveler who had just disembarked from a tour bus to talk on radio and share his travel experiences with Bob’s listeners. Of course some of the standard questions were, where are

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you from, where are you going, why are you traveling in B.C…. etc. etc. It turns out this elderly gentleman was on his way from England to Australia. He was planning a surprise visit to his sister, whom he had not seen in over 10 years. It just so happened he had a few days lay over in Vancouver and had jumped on a tour bus to see some of the Okanagan before carrying on to Australia. Halfway through the interview the gentleman developed a strange look on his face and began to stare at another bus load of tourists disembarking a few feet away. Bob all of a sudden was aware he had lost his interview and then heard the man say...I don’t believe it… but I think that’s my sister getting off the other bus... and it was. She was on her way from Australia to England to surprise her brother at the same time he was on his way from England to Australia to surprise her and she also had a lay over in Vancouver. She too had decided to see the Okanagan by way of tour bus and by some unbelievable circumstance both her bus and that of her brothers... stopped at the same spot at the same time on the same day. Each was traveling to another part of the world in opposite directions and neither was aware of the others intentions.... but somehow they met halfway through their journeys. Bob had the interview of a lifetime...... what are the odds ?


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Opinions expressed in Letters to the Editor do not reflect the opinions of any besides the opinion-holder themselves. To submit a letter to the editor please email or drop off at 838 Shuswap Avenue, Chase BC, or mail to Box 524, Chase BC, V0E 1M1. Include your name and address. Letters may be edited for length or clarity or not included in publication.

Please pick up after your pets in Chase - Memorial Park & 2nd Ave It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. In fact, if you don’t watch your step, your liable to step in one such reminder! Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children who play in the community and other pets. One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.

it is important to remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly. I have news: There is no Poop Fairy who disposes of our dog’s poop even if it is covered by leaves or snow. The Village of Chase so supplied poop bags for people to use so please use them! Mel Prince Chase BC

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cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and garam masala. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then stir in caramelized onions. While the sauce is simmering, toss cubed chicken breast with vegetable oil until coated, then season with tandoori masala and spread out onto a baking sheet. Bake chicken in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 12 minutes. Once done, add the chicken to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before serving.

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Council Highlights Meeting of Mayor and Council: February 14, 2017 submitted by Joni Heinrich, Village of Chase CAO

Council adopted minutes from January 23, 2017, January 24, 2017 and the January 30, 2017 Budget meeting. Mayor Berrigan made a comment that it was very nice to see so many members of the public attending the budget meetings. The regular meeting was then recessed into a Public Hearing. The public hearing was being held in relation to a zoning amendment application at 315 Lakeshore Drive. The applicant wishes to construct a secondary suite above an existing garage and has applied for a zoning amendment to allow for this secondary suite on that property. A written letter in opposition to the amendment had been received by Council prior to the meeting, and several signatures of neighbouring property owners were submitted during the hearing in support of the rezoning application. After hearing from members of the gallery wishing to speak on the matter of the rezoning, the public hearing was adjourned and the Regular meeting of council was reconvened.

Council adopted the 2017 Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw which allows the municipality to borrow funds to operate prior to collecting tax revenues if borrowing is necessary. Typically borrowing to operate is not necessary, having the bylaw in place is simply a safeguard. Council also adopted a zoning amendment bylaw pertaining to 141 Shuswap Avenue which legalizes the existing house on the property. Council then considered the zoning amendment that was the subject of the public hearing earlier in the meeting. Council gave the bylaw third reading and adopted the zoning amendment bylaw. Council discussed the letter of support from the Chief of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band for the ‘Rocky Road Trail’, a historic road on Scatchard Mountain that if approved by the Provincial Government, could be built into a modern hiking trail to connect with existing trails on Scatchard Mountain. Council asked Administration to provide more detailed information regarding the

process required for this initiative. Terra Lundy who teaches Kangoo exercise classes at the Community Hall requested a reduction in rental fees for the use of the hall for her classes as she is providing a health benefit to some members of the community. Council passed a resolution to permit the Kangoo rental rates to fall under the Village’s ‘notfor-profit’ rate schedule. Council considered a policy that controls the use of the Fire Department’s command vehicle recently transferred from the Public Works department to the Fire Department. The policy was adopted allowing the fire member in command to drive the vehicle to and from work, but the vehicle cannot be utilized for any personal use and will not be permitted to leave the community as it is strictly available as a command vehicle. Council passed a resolution for Administration to obtain quotes from the current service provider for banking services for the Village and from the other local banking institution.

Legion’s Telethon Raises Funds

Submitted for the Chase Legion Br. #107 Variety Club Telethon Committee. Chase Legion Br. # 107 Variety Club Telethon + Auction event that was held Sat. Feb. 11, 2017. The event raised $ 3231.00 with gifts being auctioned off by MC - Louis “Big Rig” McIvor with Volunteers Laura and Amanda presenting and displaying all the gifts throughout the afternoon. A Big Thank You to Chase Heat, Home Hardware, H&R Block, Sunshore Golf Course for their generous donations to the auction. Another big thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in this years Chase Legion Br. # 107 Variety Club Telethon + Auction event.

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2016 Successful Year for Chase Fire Rescue

In 2016 Chase Fire Rescue responded to 32 fire calls resulting in 350 hours of service, and road rescue responded to 21 calls with 93.5 hours of service. These calls were all responded to by volunteer members who took time away from their families to attend. On top of these call outs the members also attend once weekly practices for fire, with the odd weekend training every few months, as well as at least two rescue practices a month. Members also volunteer their time to plan and organize fundraisers which help fund training and tools as well as provide the funding needed to donate back to the community. All members also donate their time throughout the year to help with community events including spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts, or simply helping a local resident in need. Some of the big fundraising events of 2016 were Zumba classes conducted by Safety Officer, Maria Beaurain, the annual Lobsterfest, and of course the firefighter car washes, among others. The generous support from the Chase community allowed the department to donate to many different organizations and projects throughout the year, including $300 to the Youth Action Committee, $300 to the Lions Splash Park. $45 to the Poppy fund, $600 to the Chase Excellence Program, and $200 to the Volunteer Fire Fighters Fund, among others. The department was also able to donate money to support a number of locals in times of need. Earlier in 2016 a number of donations were made to the department in the name of former firefighter Austin Schmidt. The members of Chase Fire Rescue decided to use these funds to purchase a defibrillator for the Rescue truck, so that Firefighter Schmidt can continue to save lives for

years to come. The members would like to once again the many people who donated on his behalf. The department is continuously grateful for the ongoing support they receive from the community. Companies like Adrenaline Auto continues to help aid rescue training by supplying vehicles for practice, and organizations like the Chase Legion who purchased voice amplifiers for the department, or the Chase Lions who helped bring together funding for IAmResponding C ommunication equipment. The members are always grateful for the ongoing support received at every one of their fundraisers, and even for the gestures of kindness, such as Chase Heat inviting the entire department out to take in a home game. In 2016, the department made a greater effort to keep in touch with the community, by creating a Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram feed. They also put together a website for news, safety tips, and a way to keep the community informed about upcoming events among other things. In March they will be hosting the first of what they hope to be an annual event, inviting all emergency responders from outside areas, including fire departments, RCMP, BCAS, SAR, along with others, to participate in a bowling tournament in Chase. It is hoped that this even will

help allow the various departments to see each other in a non-emergency setting, allowing them the chance to build friendships with the comrades they work beside. The Lobsterfest will also be back in June this year. Due to its ever-increasing popularity, it will be moved to the Adam’s Lake Gym and will also feature a dance and DJ to follow. Tickets are on sale now, a limited quantity will be sold and once they’re gone, they’re gone. A silent auction will once again be featured. The department would like to thank the community for their support in 2016, and hopes to continue to earn it throughout the 2017 year. They would also like to thank their members for their countless hours of hard work and dedication, as well as their families who give up many family weekends, holidays and date nights. The department would also like to thank the mayor and council, who have taken major steps within the last year to help resolve past issues, and has shown great support and interest in helping the department deliver the best possible service to the community. OPEN: MON • 4 - 8:30 PM TUES - SAT • 11 AM - 8:30 PM CLOSED: SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS LIQUOR AVAILABLE

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Pin Chatter: News from the Bowling Alley Submitted by Calyn Buresh, Village Lanes

It has been a great couple of tournament all bowled amazing! Our bantam girls weekends for Village Lanes! team, and senior boys team ended up We recently held the local Club 55 placing second, while our Junior Boys House Cup tournament, and are happy to team placed third! Congratulations to all announce that we have two of our Club 55 of the bowlers and coaches that attended! teams heading to the Club 55 Zone Finals A special note from Kelly and myself to being held in Kamloops in mid March! our youth bowlers, we are so impressed Congratulations to “Fifty with how you all Plus” from our Tuesday handle yourselves afternoon league (Dale at these big events. and Jeanne Seaman, and Chase shows a Pat and Don Underhill). lot of class and Also to “The Chasers” sportsmanship, and from our Wednesday we couldn’t be more Afternoon league (Violet proud of you guys. and Reuben Nancekivell, Way to go! Darlene Urquhart, and This coming Karl Berglund). These weekend Chase The Senior boys placed 2nd two teams will be playing will be hosting for the opportunity to the Hawaiian Pick compete at the Provincial Finals in A Partner Provincial Championships Vancouver in April. Good luck! on Saturday, where two bowlers will A bunch of our Youth Bowlers were down be winning a trip to Hawaii! If you in Kelowna this past Sunday competing are interested in checking out the in the Youth Bowl Canada Zone Finals! competition, pop down to Village Lanes Although we don’t have any of our kids between 2 and 6pm! Cheers! moving on to Provincials this year, they

Icebreakers advance to Playoffs by Cavelle Layes The Chase Icebreakers advance to the next round of playoffs after a weekend battle against Clearwater. The Chase Atom hockey team had an easy win Saturday, with a final score of 7-3 on home ice. However, Clearwater made it clear they were not going down without a fight when they showed up on the ice on Sunday. While Chase came out strong, Clearwater fought back, keeping the team on their toes the entire game and eventually scoring the winning goal, leaving Chase losing with a 2-1 score, forcing them into a third game. The competition was tough in the second Sunday game, with both teams battling to

keep their season going. Chase broke out with three goals in the first few minutes of game play, only to lose the lead before the period ended. The Icebreakers were put to the test in the second, fighting for control of the puck which allowed them to tie the game before pulling ahead by one. The third period seen both teams playing hard until the last minute, the Icebreakers however, were able to keep the score at a standstill, winning 5-4. The Icebreakers will be heading to Logan Lake to play game one against the Blazers on Saturday, before hitting home ice Sunday afternoon at 12 pm.

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Old Article Tells Tales A fun excerpt from the Chase Tribune August 16 1912, submitted by the Chase and District Museum and Archives

POEMS & PROSE Writer’s Corner

FLASHBACK by Carolyn Parks Mintz I was really driving today I was young again today 20 years of age and on my way ……for a little while Piloting a car that took me back Flooded me with recalled times Standard gears shifting 350 power lifting Rear wheel propulsion Reverie and rev’s in motion Black and sleek Soon to be antique A visceral machine that beckoned me to when all was possible To open up the windows the engine the mind the memory It was palpable It was great Camaro V8! for Alexander © 2001 C.M. Parks Mintz

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Classified deadline is Monday at 3 pm for Friday’s paper. $5 for 20 words. 20¢ each additional word (tax incl). $2.50 for Lost and Found. Obituaries are $35 with photo, $30 without. Email or drop off at Sunflower Headquarters at 838 Shuswap Avenue or at Willows Natural Foods. Thank you!


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Handy Man Carpenter, 30 years experience. Guaranteed price and time frame. Call Don at 778-2576956.

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Duane Elvin Soderquist

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Duane Elvin Soderquist, who left us on February 8, 2017 at the age of 75. Duane will be greatly missed by his wife Chris, his children Douglas, Randal (Deanna), and Lisa (Jim), stepchildren Rob, Randy (Shirley), and Tina (Brian), grandchildren Zachary, Nicole, Matthew, Morgan, Monica, Tyson, Ryan, Justin, Cheyenne, Jillian, Christopher and Kayleigh, his sister Irene, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Ida, his brothers Ralph, John, Keith and Ron, and his sister Vivian. Duane was proud to drive bus for BC Transit for 30 years in Kamloops and everybody knew him. He was an active member of the Kamloops and Chase Curling Clubs. We will all remember Duane’s sense of humor and his love for music, playing the accordion most of his life. He also loved to camp, and in his flying days “go around the patch”. He made many friends who will also miss him. By Duane’s request, no service will be held. Condolences may be expressed at

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CHASE HEAT 1st TIME DIVISION CHAMPIONS By Scott Koch Alexander scored a thriller assisted by Grady Musgrave and Landon Russell. Nic Bruyere stopped 49 of 51 shots to backstop the monumental outcome… Division Champs! The HEAT hopped aboard the diesel pusher and travelled to Revelstoke on Saturday the 11th to face the GRIZZLIES. This event was the Travis Beaubien Night as he led his team to a 5-3 win on the road. In the 1st it was Beaubien from Musgrave to make the bears grouchy. In the 2nd Jordan Rea got the STOKE even at 1-1. In the 3rd Beaubien scored by Scott Koch, Chase Heat

After 6 years of putting the building blocks together the HEAT found the right 23 Players and with excellent coaching from Brad Fox have won their 1st Doug Birks Division Regular Season Championship. With 5 games remaining in the Regular season they clinched the title versus last year’s Western Canadian Champs the 100 Mile House WRANGLERS. The 1st round of Playoffs commences on Friday the 24th at the Art Holding Memorial Arena versus the Revelstoke GRIZZLIES. Game 2 is Saturday night the 25th, then the series shifts to Revelstoke for games 3 and 4 on the 27th and 28th. If necessary game 5 would be Thursday March 2nd at AHMA, then the 3rd in Revelstoke for game 6 before returning to AHMA for game 7 on Saturday March 4th. Three hundred and five fans filled AHMA on Friday the 10th to watch the HEAT snatch a 3-2 victory versus the 100 Mile House WRANGLERS. Pat Brady from Kolten Moore and Evan Hughes opened scoring in the 1st. In the 2nd Zachary Fournier found the back of the net assisted by Kaden Black and Spencer Farstad. Then 100 Mile got a pair from Ryan Friesen and Stephen Egan to tie the game up. In the 3rd Brett

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the puck in the foes net, and the icing on the cake was a final tally from Black assisted by Farstad and Fournier. A 5-3 win on the road versus the HEAT’s 1st Playoff Round opponents. Zak Larson blocked and stopped 40 of 43 shots by the GRIZZLIES. Family Day Monday the 13th saw the Kamloops STORM travel to Chase for a 2:00 pm matinee contest. Fournier shorthanded in the 1st from Moore got this event started. In the 2nd the STORM’s Brett Olstad got his first of three. A highlight of this match was a rarely called penalty shot, taken successfully by Josh Bourne while the HEAT were shorthanded. Newly acquired Mitchell Cobbett got that back for Kamloops on the powerplay. At the end of 2 it stood 2-2. In the 3rd Hodges scored from Fidanza, and then the wheels fell off the HEAT machine as Kamloops scored 4 unanswered goals. Mitch Friesen, Olstad with his 2nd, Evan Walls and then Olstad with his 3rd silenced 261 in attendance. This one ended 6-3. The last remaining regular season games find the Sicamous EAGLES at AHMA on Friday the 17th and then the HEAT travel to 100 Mile for game 47 on Saturday the 18th. Discount playoff tickets will be available on Friday night as well as Award Banquet tickets for the bun toss Sunday the 19th at the Adams Lake Conference Centre.

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