Steam notch four wins on ice

The Summerland Steam added four wins in recent Junior B hockey action

Summerland Steam assistant coach Jordan MacCallum

Summerland Steam assistant coach Jordan MacCallum

The Summerland Steam added four wins in recent Junior B hockey action

On Nov. 6, the Steam defeated the Kelowna Chiefs 5-1 at home.

The Steam took the lead in the first period with a goal at 18:44. Alex Williams scored, assisted by Jarrett Malchow and Wyatt Gale.

A power play goal by the Steam at 5:58 brought the game to a tie.

In the second period, Jack Mills added a shorthanded goal at 13:45, assisted by Riley Pettitt.

Mills scored once more at 13:19, again assisted by Pettitt.

In the third period, Cole Williams scored at 4:18, assisted by Gale and Cody Egilson.

A power play goal by Mills, with 33 seconds remaining, completed the game. Braden Eliuk had the assist.

On Nov. 7, the Steam earned a 3-0 shutout against the Catlegar Rebels on home ice.

Calvin Rout opened scoring for the Steam at 12:58, assisted by Michael MacLean.

Raphael Bassot then scored at 7:24, assisted by Pettitt and Egilson.

In the second period, Brogan Lautard scored at 3:32, assisted by Paulsen Lautard.

There was no scoring in the third period.

On Nov. 13, the Steam travelled to 100 Mile House to face the Wranglers, playing to a 2-1 overtime win.

Mills opened scoring for the Steam early in the first period with a goal at 19:16. Keenan Scott and Jarrett Malchow had the assists.

The second period was scoreless.

In the third period, the Wranglers brought the game to a tie.

In overtime, Mills scored for the Steam on a power play at 3:57. Paulsen Lautard and Matthew Monk had the assists.

Remaining in the Cariboo, the Steam faced the Wranglers once again on Sunday, this time playing in Williams Lake.

The game ended in a 3-2 win for Summerland.

Williams scored unassisted for the Steam at 13:49.

The Wranglers responded with a goal late in the first period to bring the game to a tie.

In the second period, Pettitt, assisted by Brogan Lautard, regained the Steam’s lead.

After a goal by the Wranglers, Calvin Hadley scored for Summerland with 20 seconds remaining in the period.

Michael McEachern and Mills assisted.

The third period was scoreless.

At present, the Steam are in third place among the five teams in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Summerland has 13 wins and eight losses so far this season.