Steam earn win in overtime action

It was a winning weekend for the Summerland Steam as the team earned a pair of victories.

  • Dec. 11, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Sam Nigg waves to fans and KIJHL president

It was a winning weekend for the Summerland Steam as the team earned a pair of victories.

The Junior B hockey team members flaunted their offensive talent in a Friday evening matchup against the visiting Castlegar Rebels, downing them 8-4 on the strength of some very strong offensive play.

Newcomer Riley Hunt led the way with a highlight reel, shorthanded goal early in the first and the Steam never looked back.

Up 5-1 by the end of the second, they cruised to a solid 8-4 win as the two teams traded goals in the third frame.

Daylan Roberston and Reid Brown potted two goals a piece, and Michael Winnitoy recorded a team high three points on the evening with a goal and 2 assists.

Darren Hogg, in his first game back after a lower body injury, was solid between the pipes, turning away 34 shots.

On Sunday, the Steam took to the ice again, hosting the league leading Kamloops Storm, who were sporting a 12-game winning streak.

The teams came out skating hard; it was a physical and back and forth period with both sides trading chances, but neither finding the net.

The second period was a wild one.

After Kamloops jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the middle of the period, the Steam stepped up and battled back hard.

With 20 seconds to go in the frame, Sam Nigg buried one after a spectacular rush and narrowed Kamloops lead to 4-3.

The third period played out like the first with no scoring until Kamloops took a tripping penalty with 1:28 to play.

With the goalie out, the Steam played six on four until Kienan Scott roofed a rebound with 20 seconds remaining. After five minutes of four on four in the first period of overtime, the score remained knotted at 4-4.

Then at 4:07, in the three on three second period of overtime, it was Nigg who thrilled the crowd once again with a nifty one on one move and quick screen shot that eluded the Kamloops netminder for the dramatic win.

 

The Steam travel to Kamloops for a rematch next Saturday and then they place host to Spokane back in Summerland on Sunday.

 

 

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