Summerland Steam defenceman Alex Williams (left) knocks the puck away from onrushing North Okanagan Knights forward Zack Andrusiak during the Steam’s 3-2 KIJHL win Sunday in Armstrong.

Steam add three wins

It was a week of victories for the Summerland Steam with three consecutive wins.

It was a week of victories for the Summerland Steam with three consecutive wins.

On Dec. 2, the Steam shut out the North Okanagan Knights in a 2-0 home game.

The first period was scoreless.

At 5:49 in the second, Cole Woodliffe scored from Mitchell Torrens to take the lead.

The final goal came in the second period, with 45 seconds remaining, when Tyson Klingspohn scored a shorthanded empty net goal. Torrens and Adam Jones had the assists.

On Friday, the Steam hosted the Columbia Valley Rockets, winning 5-4.

The Steam made their presence known at 14:18 with a goal by Braden Eliuk, assisted by Michael McEachern.

Columbia Valley responded with a goal at 13:02 to tie the game.

Jack Mills of the Steam scored on a power play at 11:29 to regain the Steam’s lead. McEachern and Woodliffe had the assists.

At 6:19, Riley Pettitt scored a power play goal, assisted by Lathan McKinney and Mills.

In the second period, Mills scored on a power play, assisted by McEachern and Woodliffe.

In the third period, the Rockies added two goals.

At 3:11, Fisher scored for the Steam at 3:11, assisted by Kendell Wilson.

The final Columbia Valley goal came at 1:3.

On Sunday, the Steam travelled to Armstrong to face the North Okanagan Knights, playing to a 3-2 win.

Summerland dominated the first two periods.

In the first period, Jones scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 10:49.

Pettitt scored an unassisted goal at 3:39 in the second period.

The Knghts got their first goal at 18:27 in the third period.

Then, at 17:09, Jarrett Malchow of the Steam scored, assisted by Fisher.

The final North Okanagan goal came on a power play at 13:47.

The Steam have a record of 18 wins, eight losses and one overtime loss in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The team is in second place in the division, behind the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The next action for the Steam is on Friday, Dec. 12, against the Chase Heat. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Summerland Arena.

 

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