The Summerland Steam saw plenty of Junior B hockey action with a road trip to the East Kootenay in early October, followed by Thanksgiving Weekend games at home.
On Oct. 3, the Steam travelled to Kimberley where they faced the Dynamiters in a 3-0 loss.
The first period was scoreless.
In the second period, the Dynamiters took the lead with a power play goal at 9:34.
In the third period, another power play goal by the Dynamiters at 5:12 secured the lead.
The final goal was an empty net goal by Kimberley, with 36 seconds remaining.
On Oct. 4, the Steam lost 5-3 in Fernie, facing the Ghostriders.
The Steam started with a power play goal by Paulsen Lautard at 17:42. Nelson Hurry and Lathan McKinney had the assists.
Fernie responded at 16:58. but at 5:52, Lautard scored the second Summerland goal. The assist was by Calvin Hadley.
Three Fernie goals in the second period gave the Ghostriders a strong lead.
In the third period, Lautard scored unassisted at 12:41.
Fernie then added a goal at 5:11.
On Oct. 5, Summerland defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in a 5-2 decision on the road.
Lautard scored on a power play at 15:07 in the first period to begin the scoring. Jack Mills and McKinney had the assists.
Mills then scored at 7:05, with assists by Hadley and Braden Saretsky.
The third Steam goal came at 4:11 when Wyatt Gale scored, assisted by Lautard and Hadley.
Creston Valley’s first goal came at 1:24.
In the second period, Riley Pettitt scored for Summerland at 17:42, with assists by Lautard and Cole Williams.
The Thunder Cats answered with a goal at 6:29.
Summerland’s final goal was an empty net goal at 1:17 in the third period, when Rylan Sideroff scored for the Steam. Lautard had the assist.
On Sunday, the Steam hosted the Kamloops Storm, playing to a 5-2 loss.
In the first period, Kamloops scored three power play goals before the Steam responded at 2:03, when Gale scored, assisted by Cole Williams and Hadley.
After a Kamloops goal in the second period, Coleton Fisher scored at 6:21, assisted by Saretsky and Nelson Hurry.
The only goal in the third period was by Kamloops.
On Monday, the Steam lost in a 6-2 home game against the Osoyoos Coyotes.
The Coyotes dominated the first period with four goals, two of them on power plays.
In the second period, after another power play goal by Osoyoos, Cole Woodliffe of Summerland scored on a power play at 6:07. The assists were by Mills and McKinney.
In the third period, after the sixth Osoyoos goal, Lautard scored for the Steam on a power play at 8:55. Michael McEachern and Mills had the assists.