Summerland Steam win once, lose twice on weekend

It was a busy Thanksgiving weekend schedule for the Summerland Steam, with one win and two losses on the road in Junior B hockey action.

It was a busy Thanksgiving weekend schedule for the Summerland Steam, with one win and two losses on the road in Junior B hockey action.

On Friday, the Steam travelled to Fruitvale where they defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 5-3.

Summerland opened scoring with a power play goal at 18:11 when Jarrett Malchow scored, assisted by Matthew Monk.

Following a Beaver Valley goal, Michael McEachern scored for the Steam at 5:23, assisted by Jack Mills.

At 4:02, Cody Egilson scored for the Steam, assisted by Mills, to secure the lead.

In the second period, two Beaver Valley goals brought the game to a tie.

Paulsen Lautard then scored at 6:19, assisted by Monk, to regain the Steam’s lead.

In the third period, Lautard scored at 6:03, with the assist by Mills, for the final goal in the game.

On Saturday, the Steam visited Castlegar, losing to the Rebels in a 5-3 decision.

In the first period, the Rebels opened scoring.

A power play goal at 4:4 by Malchow, assisted by Monk, brought the game to a tie.

In the second period, Lautard scored for the Steam at 19:12, assisted by Adam Jones.

The Rebels responded with three goals to secure the lead.

In the third period, Monk scored on a power play at 13:16. Williams and Riley Pettitt assisted.

The final Castelgar goal came with 1:29 remaining.

On Sunday in Nelson, the Steam lost a 4-2 battle against the Leafs.

The sole goal in the first period came at 8:03, when Pettitt scored, assisted by Malchow and Brogan Lautard.

Two Leafs goals in the second period gave the lead to Nelson.

In the third period, Monk scored at 18:29, bringing the game to a tie.

The Leafs responded with two more goals, the second in an empty net with six seconds left to play.

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

The team’s record is six wins and three losses.

The next action for the Steam is on Friday, when the team travels to Kamloops to face the Storm.

The next home action is on Sunday when the Steam will host the Princeton Posse. The game at the Summerland  Arena begins at 5:30 p.m.