Summerland Steam lose twice on home ice

The Summerland Steam sustained two losses at home over the past week in Junior B hockey action.

Summerland Steam

Summerland Steam

The Summerland Steam sustained two losses at home over the past week in Junior B hockey action.

On Friday, the Steam lost to the Osoyoos Coyotes in a 7-2 decision.

Osoyoos took the lead at 16:10 in the first period and while Summerland was able to tie the game, the Steam could not defeat the Coyotes.

The first Summerland goal, at 12:43, came when Wyatt Gale scored, assisted by Riley Pettitt and Braden Eliuk, tying the game.

Osoyoos responded with a goal at 3:24 to regain the lead.

In the second period, Eliuk scored on a power play at 11:28, assisted by Adam Jones and Paulsen Lautard.

The Coyotes regained their lead when they scored with 52 seconds remaining in the period.

In third period action, the Coyotes scored four unanswered goals, one of them on a power play, to secure the victory.

On Sunday, the Steam hosted the Chase Heat, losing by a score of 5-3.

The Steam took the lead when Lathan McKinney scored at 11:17 in the first period. Josh Pilon and Andrew York assisted.

At 4:16, York scored for the Steam, assisted by Pilon and Cole Williams.

The Heat responded with two goals, the second on a power play, to tie the game.

In the second period, Mills scored at 17:07 to regain Summerland’s lead.

Lautard and Pettitt assisted.

A power play goal by Chase at 10:07 tied the game.

In the third period, the Heat scored two unanswered goals, the second an empty net goal.

The next action for Summerland is on Friday when the Steam travel to Revelstoke to face the Grizzlies.

The next home game is on Friday, Feb. 5 when the Steam will host the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The Steam have secured a playoff spot in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

At present, the Steam are in second place in the division, behind the Coyotes.

Summerland’s record to date is 26 wins, 14 losses and two overtime losses.