Summerland Steam lose two, win one on weekend

The Summerland Steam Junior B hockey team had a busy weekend with three games.

The Summerland Steam played to two losses and a win in Junior B hockey action on the weekend.

On Friday, the Steam faced the Spokane Eagles on the road, losing a 6-4 decision.

Spokane began scoring with a power play goal early in the first period. Colin Minardi of the Steam, assisted by Kyle Kuindersma, responded with a power play goal at 17:05.

The Braves regain their lead with a second goal.

In the second period, the Steam added a power play goal at 8:05 when Jordan McCallum scored with the assist by Andrew Stack.

The Steam came out in front at 7:43 when Mark Ferguson scored, assisted by Brett Rhine.

After a power play goal by the Braves, Ferguson scored a short-handed goal for the Steam, assisted by McCallum.

The Braves added one more goal to close out the period. In the third period, the Braves added two early goals for the win.

On Saturday, the Steam faced the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Fruitvale, losing 6-2.

The Steam began scoring with a goal by Gerry Hol at 17:03, with assists by McCallum and Stack. The Nitehawks scored twice to take the lead.

In the second period, the Nitehawks quickly added another pair of goals before Steve Semenoff scored for the Sting at 7:09, assisted by Mark Ferguson.

Beaver Valley’s last two goals came in the third period.

The Steam’s lone win came on Sunday afternoon against the Nelson Leafs in an away game.

After a power play goal by Nelson, Josh Spence scored for the Steam at 13:42, assisted by Kublai Barlas and Nelson Bowman.

In the second period, McCallum scored at 13:37, assisted by Shayne Woodland and Stack. The Leafs responded, but the Steam scored once more, with a goal by Spence, assisted by McCallum and Stack at 6:40.

After two third-period goals by Nelson, the Steam earned a short-handed goal at 15:58 when Minardi scored, with the assist by Bowman.

Brock McDonald scored for the Steam at 13:02 on a power play. At 7:57, Taylor Spankle scored at 7:57, with assists by Semenoff and Brett Rhine.

The Steam’s record so far this year is six wins and nine losses, putting the team in fourth place among the five teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, Okanagan Division.

The Steam’s next game is on Friday at 7:35 p.m. when the team hosts the Penticton Lakers.


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