Summerland defeats 100 Mile House in overtime

Summerland defeats 100 Mile House in overtime

Junior B hockey team has a record of 14 wins, 10 losses, one tie and two overtime losses

The Summerland Steam Junior B hockey team had an overtime win, followed by loss, in a pair of home games on the weekend.

On Friday evening, the Steam hosted the 100 Mile House Wranglers, playing a close hockey game.

Linden Gove opened scoring at 17:00 with an unassisted power play goal for the Steam.

The Wranglers then tied the game at 15:21, with a goal from Benjamin Keon, assisted by Nico Hemming and Cody Barnes.

Cairo Rogers brought the Steam back into the lead with a goal at 11:40. Morey Babkaiff had the assist.

The second period was scoreless.

In the third period, the Wranglers tied the game at 16L55 with a goal by Kolby Page, assisted by Cody Barnes and Darian Long.

Hemming then added a goal for the Wranglers at 8:15, assisted by Jayce Schweizer and Harley Bootsma.

The Steam tied the game with 49 seconds remaining as Gove scored, assisted by Cody Swan.

The overtime goal came when Everett Scherger scored at 1:43, assisted by Mitchell Gove.

Coach John DePourcq of the Steam described the game as “a big win for us.”

He said the Wranglers played well throughout the game.

“They played solid all the way through,” he said. “It was a great win in overtime.”

Saturday’s game against the Revelstoke Grizzlies ended in a 5-3 loss for the Steam.

Ryan Pereverzoff of the Grizzlies scored at 6:44 in the first period to give Revelstoke the led. Kaeden Patrick and Raymond Speerbrecker assisted.

In the second period, Mitchell Gove of Summerland responded with a goal at 18:00. Ethan Grover and Zack Cooper assisted.

The Steam took the lead at 15:47 with a goal from Cody Loring, assisted by Tristan Hewitt and Linden Gove.

The Grizzlies tied the game at 11:26 when Speerbrecker scored, assisted by Tommy Bodtker and Josh Irvine.

In the third period, the Grizzlies extended their lead when Rider McCallum, assisted by Speerbrecker, scored at 14:52.

Bodtker then added an unassisted goal for the Grizzlies at 13:53, and Patrick, assisted by Speerbrecker and Bodtker scored for Revelstoke at 12:44.

The final Summerland goal came at 8:00 when Cody Swan, assisted by Cory Loring and Tyson Conroy scored for the Steam.

The Steam now have a record of 14 wins, 10 losses, one tie and two overtime losses in regular season play.

The next action for the Steam is on Saturday, Dec. 1 against the Chiefs in Kelowna. The game, at the Rutland Arena, begins at 7 p.m.

DePourcq said the Chiefs are a strong hockey team.

“We’re going to need a big effort from everyone,” he said.

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