Steam lose three

Despite a strong effort, the Summerland Steam finished with three losses over the past week.

Despite a strong effort, the Summerland Steam finished with three losses over the past week.

On Jan. 6, the Steam hosted the Kamloops Storm, playing to a 9-3 loss.

Summerland opened scoring at 19:34 with a goal by Dylan Burton, with the assist by Josh DaCosta.

After two Kamloops goals, Colin Minardi scored on a power play at 7:21. Assists were by Jordan McCallum and Steve Semenoff.

In the second period, Kamloops dominated the game with four unanswered goals.

The Kamloops scoring streak continued in the third period with two more goals.

At 14:41, Semenoff scored for the Steam on a power play with assists by Burton and Minardi.

One final Kamloops goal ended the game.

The game was much closer the following evening when the Steam lost to the Osoyoos Coyotes in a 6-5 game on the road.

Osoyoos got the only goal in the first period and added one in the second period.

At 18:26, Brock McDonald scored with assists by Nelson Bowman and Jeff Penman.

Osoyoos maintained the lead with a power play goal, but Semenoff then scored for the Steam on a power play at 13:01, with assists by Doug Chadwick and Minardi.

Osoyoos added one more goal to expand the lead.

In the third period, Burton scored at 10:15 with assists by Kublai Barlas and Rylie Gallagher.

After an Osoyoos goal, Minardi scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 5:08.

Semenoff then scored at 1:43 with assists by Burton and Kendell Wilson.

An Osoyoos power play goal ended the game.

The weekend ended with a 3-1 loss against the Chiefs in Kelowna on Sunday.

Josh Spence scored the only Steam goal at 12:54, with assists by Jeff Penman and Bowman.

In the second period, the Chiefs added two goals and in the third, one more goal for the Chiefs sealed the win.

The Steam have a record of 10 wins, 27 losses and two overtime losses for fifth place in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The next action for the Steam is on Thursday, Jan 12 against the Lakers in Penticton. Game time is 7 p.m.


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