Steam win twice as regular season hockey begins

The regular season of Junior B hockey action began on a strong note for the Summerland Steam with two weekend wins.

Cole Williams of the Summerland Steam scrambles for the puck during a game against the Kelowna Chiefs in Summerland on Friday evening. Summerland won the game in a 6-2 decision

The regular season of Junior B hockey action began on a strong note for the Summerland Steam with two weekend wins.

On Friday, Summerland hosted the Kelowna Chiefs, playing to a 6-2 victory.

After an unassisted Kelowna goal in the first period, Braden Saretsky of the Steam scored on a power play, with assists from Braden Eliuk and Cody Egilson.

The Steam’s lead was secured with a goal by Kendell Wilson at 0.55, with assists by Saretsky and Cole Woodliffe.

In the second period, Saretsky scored at 13:59, assisted by Egilson.

Woodliffe then scored at 8:57, with assists by Paulsen Lautard and Jack Mills.

Kelowna responded with a goal at 3:49, but could not catch up to the Steam’s lead.

In the third period, Summerland reinforced the win with an unassisted goal by Lautard at 16:16.

Mills then scored on a power play at 4:09. with the assist by Woodliffe.

On Saturday, Summerland travelled to Kamloops, defeating the Storm in a 5-0 decision.

In the first period, Mills scored at 14:41, with the assist by Lautard.

Egilson then scored for the Steam at 12:46, assisted by Eliuk.

In the second period, Rylan Sideroff scored at 12:49, with assists from Kendell Wilson and Riley Pettitt.

Lautard then scored at 12:18, with the assist by Woodliffe.

The final Summerland goal came at 0:22, with a goal by Lautard, assisted by Woodliffe and Mills.

The third period was scoreless.

The next hockey action for the Steam is on Sept. 19 when the team travels to 100 Mile House to face the Wranglers. Game time is 7 p.m.

The next home game is on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. when the Steam will host the Fernie Ghostriders.