Summerland Steam face Knights twice

The Summerland Steam and the North Okanagan Knights faced each other twice on the weekend.

Summerland Steam

Summerland Steam

The Summerland Steam and the North Okanagan Knights faced each other twice on the weekend, resulting in one win for each Junior B hockey team.

On Friday, the Steam travelled to Armstrong, losing to the Knights in a 3-1 decision.

Summerland’s only goal of the game came on a power play at 17:17 in the first period, when Jack Mills scored, with assists by Paulsen Lautard and Brogan Lautard.

The knights responded with a goal at 8:19.

The second period was scoreless.

In the third period, the Knights added a goal at the seven-minute mark and an empty net goal with 43 seconds remaining.

The two teams met again on Sunday when the Steam earned a 3-0 win on home ice.

The first period was scoreless.

In the second period, Michael MacLean scored for the Steam at 14:48, assisted by Cody Egilson and Raphael Bassot.

Mills scored a short-handed goal for the Steam at 4:02, with the assist by Paulsen Lautard.

In the third period, Cole Williams scored a short-handed goal, with assists by Braden Eliuk and Mills.

At present, Summerland has a record of five wins and two losses in regular season play.

This puts the team in second place, just behind the Osoyoos Coyotes, in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The next action for the Summerland Steam is on Friday, when they travel to Fruitvale to face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.