Hockey players from around the province and beyond were at the Summerland Steam’s training camp on the weekend.

Hockey players from around the province and beyond were at the Summerland Steam’s training camp on the weekend.

Players attend Steam training camp

Aspiring hockey players from British Columbia and beyond attended the Summerland Steam training camp on the weekend.

Aspiring hockey players from British Columbia and beyond attended the Summerland Steam training camp on the weekend.

The Junior B team’s camp included new players as well as returning players.

Coach John DePourcq said he was happy with the performance he saw on the ice from Friday to Sunday.

“So far the ones we were going after and recruiting in the off-season looked awesome in camp as well,” he said. “It’s going to be a fun team to coach and watch play.”

In spring, the team advance to the division finals, losing to the Osoyoos Coyotes in the sixth game of the best of seven series.

For this season, DePourcq expects a strong level of hockey.

“I think it’s going to be a very competitive team,” he said.

“Our division is such a strong one. It’s nice to start off on the right foot and get a good start with a good group.”

The first exhibition game is on Thursday, Sept. 3 in Kelowna against the Chiefs.

The first home game this season is on Tuesday, Sept. 8 when the Steam host the Osoyoos Coyotes.