Summerland Steam lose twice in Junior B hockey action

Next action for Junior B hockey team is on Friday, Jan. 17 in Summerland

The Summerland Steam lost two hockey games on the road over the weekend.

On Friday, the Junior B hockey team faced the Revelstoke Grizzlies, playing to a 6-3 loss.

The Grizzlies dominated the first period with three unanswered goals.

In the second period, Ty Banser of the Steam scored at 16:02, assisted by Josh Bourchier.

The Grizzlies responded with another goal at 5:12.

In the third period, Liam McLaren of the Steam added a goal at 19:42, assisted by Morey Babakaiff and Matthew Byrne.

The Grizzlies then added a pair of goals to reinforce their lead.

The final goal came at 9:48 when Austin O’Neil of the Steam scored, with the assist by Liam McLaren.

On Saturday, the Steam faced the Eagles in Sicamous, again playing to a 6-3 loss.

Sicamous notched three unanswered goals in the first period.

After a fourth Sicamous goal early in the second period, Babakaiff responded with a goal for Summerland at 16:13. McLaren had the assist.

At 3:40, Banser added a goal for the Steam, assisted by Ethan McLaughlin.

After two more Sicamous goals in the third period, Byrne scored for the Steam at 2:22, assisted by McLaren.

At present, the Steam are in third place in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Bill Ohlhausen Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Junior B team has 16 wins, 17 losses and four overtime losses.

This weekend, the Steam will host the Osoyoos Coyotes on Friday, Jan. 17. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

The following evening, the Steam will face the Kelowna Chiefs at the Rutland Arena. The game begins at 7 p.m.

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