Summerland Steam prepare for third season of hockey

The Summerland Steam are set to start their third season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Summerland Steam are set to start their third season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

A total of 50 players will be vying for a spot on the roster, with many locals in the hunt.

Team representatives say the talent pool has gotten better every year with this year’s prospects being the best by far.

The Steam welcomes fans to come watch during the main camp. The camp began yesterday and continues today.

The exhibition season starts Friday, Aug. 30 with rival Kelowna Chief in town at 7:30 p.m. and on Aug. 31 the Princeton Posse challenge the Steam again at 7:30 p.m.

The Steam will wrap up their exhibition games with the Osoyoos Coyotes in Summerland on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The league’s regular season starts with the Steam on the road for their first five games, visiting Osoyoos and Revelstoke on Sept. 13 and 14.

The following weekend the team will travel to the Kooteneys , Nelson, Beaver Valley and Spokane.

On Sept. 27 the Steam play their home opener when they face the Princeton Posse.

Volunteers and billet homes are needed for the upcoming season so if you can help please call the Steam at 250-462-0905.