Summerland Review

Steam end year with two wins, one loss

Josh Spence of Summerland Steam scrambles for the puck during a game against the Princeton Posse in Summerland Sat - John Arendt Summerland Review
Josh Spence of Summerland Steam scrambles for the puck during a game against the Princeton Posse in Summerland Sat
— image credit: John Arendt Summerland Review

The Summerland Steam ended their inaugural season with two wins and a loss on the weekend.

On Friday, the Steam travelled to Osoyoos to face the Coyotes in a 5-3 win.

After an Osoyoos goal early in the first period, Jordan McCallum of the Steam scored on a power play at 10:52.

Assists were by Dylan Burton and Ken Whitford.

Osoyoos took the lead with an early second  period goal, but the Steam responded with a pair of goals.

At 15:42, Brock McDonald scored for Summerland with the assist by Taylor Jordan.

Then at 7:18, Kendell Wilson scored, with assists by Burton and Ryan MacMurchy.

In the third period, after Osoyooos’s third goal, Nelson Bowman scored on a power play at 2:50, with assists by Wilson and Josh DaCosta.

At 1:07, Burton scored, with assists by Wilson and McDonald.

On Saturday, the Steam hosted the Princeton Posse, playing to a 5-4 win.

The Posse scored twice in the first period and once in the second before Summerland responded.

At 14:11, Doug Chadwick scored, with assists by MacMurchy and Jeff Penman.

The Posse then scored on a power play, but Dylan Burton added one more power play goal for the Steam at 2:19, with assists by Chadwick and McCallum.

The third period belonged to the Steam. At 11:32, McCallum scored on a power play with assists by Burton and Chadwick.

At 10:36, MacMurchy scored with assists by McDonald and Wilson.

With 31 seconds remaining, MacMurchy scored the winning goal. Chadwick had the assist.

The following day, facing the Storm in Kamloops, the Steam did not fare as well as during the previous games.

This time, Summerland lost 12-4. In the first period, Kamloops scored five unanswered goals.

The second period saw the Steam attempting to catch up. At 14:48, McCallum scored, with assists by Josh Spence and Burton.

At 14:15, Spence scored with assists by Jeff Penman and Daniel Robertson.

A Kamloops power play kept the gap from narrowing.

McCallum then scored at 6:58, assisted by Burton and Kendell Wilson. Kamloops added one more, but Brett Rhine of the Steam notched a power play goal  Kamloops then scored once more, with a second remaining in the period.

In the third period, Kamloops reinforced the win with four unanswered goals.

The Steam have now finished their first season with 15 wins, 35 losses and two overtime losses.

The team has won five and lost five of its previous 10 games.


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