Summerland Steam add two wins on weekend

Junior B team in first place in division

It was a weekend of winning as the Summerland Steam added a pair of wins on home ice in Junior B hockey action.

Summerland 8

Sicamous 2

On Friday evening, the Steam hosted the Sicamous Eagles, playing to an 8-2 win.

The Steam took the lead early when Everett Scherger scored at 18:57 in the first period, assisted by Blake Holowaty.

Scherger added a second goal at 9:13, this one assisted by Scott Robinson and Cody Swan.

Holowaty added a power play goal at 8:13, with assists by Simon Snyman and Swan.

Lucas Jirousek scored the fourth goal at 3:03, assisted by Rile Smoler and Ethan Grover.

The Steam continued to dominate in the second period.

Jirousek scored on a power play at 16:53, assisted by Robinson.

Scherger then added a goal at 14:09, with assists by Bailey Tamminga and Swan.

Jirousek scored at 12:17, assisted by Smoler and Gavin Lawrie.

The first Sicamous goal came at 7:46.

In the third period, Holowaty scored at 10:08, assisted by Snyman.

The Eagles responded with a goal at 9:11.

Summerland 5

Kamloops 2

On Saturday, the Steam earned a 5-2 victory over the Kamloops Storm.

The Storm opened scoring with a power play goal at 10:54.

Holowaty responded to tie the game with six seconds remaining in the period. Sam Jones and Grover assisted.

In the second period, the Steam took the lead when Holoway scored at 19:12, assisted by Ryan Allen and Robinson.

A power play goal by Smoler, at 9:41, reinforced the Steam’s lead. Wyatt Kelly and Cody Swan assisted.

The Storm’s second goal came at 6:18.

Swan replied with a goal for the Steam at 4:17, assisted by Robinson and Scherger.

In the third period, Kelly scored for the Steam, assisted by Scherger and Allen.

The Steam are now in first place in the Okanagan Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The team’s record is five wins and one loss in regular season play.

The Steam’s next action is on Friday, Sept. 29 against the Osoyoos Coyotes. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Summerland Arena.

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