The Summerland Steam played two games on the Thanksgiving weekend, winning on the road and then losing at home.
Summerland 5 — Chase 2
In a come-from-behind victory, the Steam defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 on Friday evening.
The Heat, playing before a home crowd, took the lead with a goal late in the first period. Zachary Fournier scored with 41 seconds remaining, assisted by Sunil Sahota and Spencer Farstad.
In the second period, Kaden Black of the Heat scored at 10:33, assisted by Fournier and Farstad.
The Steam took over in the third period.
At 18:55, Josh Pilon scored for Summerland, assisted by Ben Dietrich-Scammel and Riley Pettitt.
Then, at 16:03, Cole Williams scored for the Steam to tie the game. Pettitt and Dietrich-Scammel assisted.
The Steam took the lead at 11:40 with a power play goal by Scott Robinson, assisted by Lane French and Pilon.
Everett Scherger added a goal at 9:11, assisted by Braden Eliuk.
The final goal, with 37 seconds remaining, was an empty net goal by Eliuk assisted by Pettitt.
Princeton 3 — Summerland 1
On Sunday, the Steam hosted the Princeton Posse, playing to a 3-1 loss.
Princeton took the lead in the first period with a goal by Tristyn Olson at 15:33. Drew Carter and Morton Johnston assisted.
In the second period, Pettitt scored on a power play at 1:17, assisted by Robinson and Williams.
The Posse regained their lead in the third period with a goal by Olson at 7:36. Carter and Noah Brusse assisted.
Olson added an empty net goal with 47 seconds remaining. Johnston had the assist.
The Steam remain in first place in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
The Steam have seven wins, two losses and two overtime losses.
The next action for the Steam is on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Summerland Arena., when they will face the Princeton Posse. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.