Summerland Steam suffer second overtime hockey loss against 100 Mile House Wranglers

For the second consecutive night, the Summerland Steam lost to the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-4 in overtime.

For the second consecutive night, the Summerland Steam lost to the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-4 in overtime.

The fourth game in the best of seven championships was held on March 19 at the Summerland Arena.

The two teams are in a battle for the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference title in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Scoring began at 10:00 in the first period when Justin Bond of the Wranglers scored on a power play. Tavis Roch and Nick McCabe assisted.

The Wranglers reinforced their lead at 5:41 when McCabe scored, assisted by Bod and Alex Hanson.

Summerland’s first goal came at 2:21 when Jack Mills scored on a power play, assisted by Braden Eliuk.

In the second period, Alex Meeker of the Wranglers scored at 9:40, assisted by Josh Odelein and Todd Bredo.

The Steam rebounded in the third period.

At 12:33, Mills scored, assisted by Cole Williams and Riley Pettitt.

Paulsen Lautard added a power play goal at 7:36, assisted by Mills and Eliuk.

A third Steam goal came at 6:00 when Josh Pilon, assisted by Mills, scored on a power play.

The Steam tied the game at 2:18 with a power play goal by McCabe. Tyler Povelofskie assisted.

The Wranglers now lead the series three games to one.

On Monday, March 21, the teams will meet in 100 Mile House for the fifth game in the series.

If needed, the sixth game will be in Summerland on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and the seventh game, if necessary, will be in 100 Mile House on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m.