Summerland Steam win one, lose one

The Summerland Steam played two home games in Junior B hockey action on the weekend, finishing with a win and a loss.

The Summerland Steam played two home games in Junior B hockey action on the weekend, finishing with a win and a loss.

On Jan. 4, the Steam hosted the Kamloops Storm and played to a 9-3 win.

Summerland dominated the first period with a power play goal at 16:02 by Josh DaCosta with assists by Steve Semenoff and Cooper Holick.

The Steam’s second goal, also a power play, was at 14:30 by Daniel Kerr with assists by Easton Bodeux and Sam Barker.

In the second period, DaCosta scored on a power play at 15:05 with assists from Semenoff and Barker.

At 12:01, Dylan Burton scored, assisted by Barker and Bodeux.

After one Kamloops goal, Derek Grimm of the Steam scored on a power play at 0:47. Assists were by Semenoff and Burton.

Holick then scored unassisted at 0:20 to end the period.

In the third period, following a power play goal by the Storm, Semenoff scored for the Steam at 13:54, assisted by Kendell Wilson and Holick.

The Storm responded with an unassisted shorthanded goal.

DaCosta then scored for the Steam at 4:51, assisted by Nelson Hurry and Brock McDonald.

Hurry had the final goal at 4:21, assisted by Brett Harris and McDonald.

The game against the Chase Heat on Saturday was closer, with Summerland losing in a 4-3 decision.

After a Chase goal in the first period, Olli Dickson of the Steam scored a shorthanded goal at 9:53, assisted by Harris.

In the second period, Burton scored at 14:17, with assists by Barker and Dickson.

Chase responded to bring the game to a tie.

Dickson then scored for the Steam at 7:21, assisted by Holick and Grimm.

In the third period, Chase added two goals for the win.

Summerland’s record is 17 wins, 17 losses, one tie and two overtime losses, putting the team in fourth place in the five-team Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.