Chiefs beat Steam in first round series

A promising start to playoffs ended for the Summerland Steam when they lost to the Kelowna Chiefs Saturday night at Summerland Arena.

A promising start to playoffs ended for the Summerland Steam when they lost to the Kelowna Chiefs Saturday night at Summerland Arena.

It was the first-round best of seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey (KIJHL) series.

The Kelowna Chiefs now are battling out the second round against the Osoyoos Coyotes.

Summerland won the first two games at Rutland, and the Chiefs won two at Summerland to even up the first-round series.

In the Feb. 27 game at Rutland, the Chiefs edged out the Steam 1 to 0.

In Saturday’s series-ending game, the Kelowna Chiefs scored 4 to Summerland’s 1.

The lone goal for Summerland was in the third period, made by Olli Dickson with assists from Jackson DeMatos and Steve Semenoff.

Third star went to Dickson for his efforts.