Tough week for Summerland Steam

It was a difficult week for the Summerland Steam as the team played to three consecutive losses in Junior B hockey action.

It was a difficult week for the Summerland Steam as the team played to three consecutive losses in Junior B hockey action.

On Dec. 14, the Steam traveled to Princeton to face the Posse in a 3-2 decision.

The Posse began with a goal in the first period.

Steve Semenoff scored on a power play at 2:06, assisted by Colin Minardi and Mark Ferguson, to tie the game.

Princeton regained the lead with a power play goal in the second period and another power play in the third period.

Semenoff scored for the Steam on a power play at 4:26, assisted  by Minardi and Gerry Hol.

On Friday, the Steam hosted the North Okanagan Knights, playing to a 4-3 loss.

The first period was scoreless.

In the second period, the Knights scored first, but Jordan McCallum responded with a goal at 13:10. Josh DaCosta had the assist.

Semenoff then scored at 12:21, assisted by Kendell Wilson and McCallum.

The Knights then scored an unassisted goal to tie the game.

In the third period, Kublai Barlas scored on a power play, with McCallum assisting.

The Knights then added two more goals for the win.

On Saturday, the team lost to Osoyoos in a 9-3 game at home.

McCallum scored for the Steam at 11:50, with the assist by Taylor Jordan.

After three Osoyoos goals, Semenoff scored with 13 seconds remaining in the period.

Wilson and Minardi assisted.

In the second period, after two Osoyoos goals, Semenoff scored for the Steam at 13:04, with Wilson assisting.

The Coyotes then added two more goals.

Another pair of Osoyoos goals in the third period guaranteed the win.

The Steam’s record is nine wins, 24 losses and one overtime loss so far this season.

The team will next face the Kelowna Chiefs in Kelowna on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.

The next home game for the Steam is on Dec. 30 against the Penticton Lakers. Game time is 7:35 p.m.

The team is in its first year in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.


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