Boyce grew up in Fruitvale, playing for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) before moving on to the Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) . While playing for the Capitals, Boyce won the team’s Rookie of the Year award after the 2003-2004 season, and served as captain during the 2005-2006 season. After his Junior career ended, Boyce played post secondary hockey with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Saints and the Eastern Washington University Eagles (NCAA Division II). From 2011 to 2012, he served as an assistant coach with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, helping the team claim a KIJHL title. Kris is currently employed as an engineer in the Trail area.