Steam win twice and lose once

The Summerland Steam won twice and lost once in Junior B hockey action over the past week.

The Summerland Steam won twice and lost once in Junior B hockey action over the past week.

On Dec. 9, the team travelled to the Rutland Arena to face the Kelowna Chiefs, playing to a 3-2 win.

Cole Woodliffe of the Steam scored at 1:20 in the first period, assisted by Jack Mills and Braden Eliuk.

In the second period, Woodliffe scored on a power play at 5:31.

Mills had the assist.

The Chiefs responded with a goal at 3:20.

A third-period goal by the Chiefs, at 12;19. brought the game to a tie.

The final Steam goal came at 8:32, when Latham McKinney scored an unassisted goal for the Steam.

On Friday, the Steam hosted the Chase Heat in a 4-3 loss.

Mills opened scoring with a goal at 19:41, assisted by Michael McEachern.

Chase responded at 13:26 to bring the score to a tie, but a goal by Nelson Hurry at 1:05 regained the Steam’s lead. Kendell Wilson had the assist.

In the second period, following a Chase goal, Woodliffe scored for the Steam at 15:36. Mills had the assist.

Chase added two unanswered goals in the third period to secure the win.

On Saturday, the Steam hosted the 100 Mile House Wrangles, winning 3-1.

Summerland took the lead early in the first period with a goal by Mills at 17:27.

Woodliffe and Eliuk had the assists.

Riley Pettitt scored at 4:05, assisted by Wyatt Gale and Jarrett Malchow.

In the second period, Pettitt scored on a power play at 12:35.

Mills and Tyson Klingspohn had the assists.

The sole 100 Mile House goal came at 6:27.

The third period was scoreless.

The next action for the Steam is on Friday when the team faces the Posse in Princeton.

The next home game is on Saturday, when the Steam will host the Posse.

The Steam have 20 wins, nine losses and one overtime loss in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.