STEAM KNOCK OFF LEAGUE LEADING KAMLOOPS STORM 5-4 IN DOUBLE O.T. THRILLER
(Sam Nigg waves to fans and KIJHL president, Bill Ohlhausen, after burying the winner in the 2nd period of O.T. for a thrilling come from behind victory over the Kamloops Storm on Sunday.) The Steam flaunted their offensive talent in a Friday evening matchup against the visiting Castlegar Rebels, downing them 8-4 on the strength of some very strong offensive play. Newcomer Riley Hunt led the way with a highlight reel, shorthanded goal early in the first and the Steam never looked back. Up 5-1 by the end of the second, they cruised to a solid 8-4 win as the two teams traded goals in the third frame. Daylan Roberston and Reid Brown potted two goals a piece, and Michael Winnitoy recorded a team high three points on the evening with a goal and 2 assists. Darren Hogg, in his first game back after a lower body injury, was solid between the pipes, turning away 34 shots. On Sunday, the Steam took to the ice again, hosting the league leading Kamloops Storm, who were sporting - read it - a 12 game winning streak. The teams came out skating hard; it was a physical and back and forth period with both sides trading chances, but neither finding the net. The second period was a wild one. After Kamloops jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the middle of the period, the Steam stepped up and battled back hard. With 20 seconds to go in the frame, Sam Nigg buried one after a spectacular rush and narrowed Kamloops lead to 4-3. The third period played out like the first with no scoring until Kamloops took a tripping penalty with 1:28 to play. With the goalie out, the Steam played 6 on 4 until Kienan Scott roofed a rebound with 20 seconds remaining. After 5 minutes of 4 on 4 in the first period of overtime, the score remained knotted at 4-4. Then at 4:07, in the 3 on 3 second period of overtime, it was Nigg who thrilled the crowd once again with a nifty one on one move and quick screen shot that eluded the Kamloops netminder for the dramatic win.
The Steam travel to Kamloops for a rematch next Saturday, and then they place host to Spokane back in Summerland on Sunday. Come out and cheer on your team!
NEW for 2013-2014 Hockey Season
Steam Flex Pass - 10 Tickets Good for Admission to any Regular Season Game
Steam players, Gordon Walters and Reid Brown supervise the Murray GM Shoot To Win contest during the first period intermission. At each home game of the season, contestants are vying for a spot in the final shootout on the last home game of the season, when in a reverse draw shooters will compete for a new GM pickup truck.
Summerland Steam Community Outreach
Easton Bodeux listens attentively as he receives marshalling instructions from Jason Smith, former special Olympian and stick boy for the Summerland Steam. On Saturday, Dec 6th, the Steam players were in attendance to sign autographs and help out with the Summerland Arena Santa Skate for children.
Summerland Steam players participate in the One Steamy Night zumba class at Summerland Middle School on Monday, Feb. 18th. The event was hosted by Mary Ann Chartrand and the Steam team to raise money for the Summerland Dry Grad, and for 6 year old Karsen Gould, a young Summerland boy who has been undergoing open heart surgeries to repair a hole in his heart.
Easton Boduex and Olli Dickson volunteer their time to help out with a Summerland Jets Novice A practice session.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 – BC Hockey Skills Camp Group Photo in Summerland Arena
News - Posted on homepage of BC Hockey website on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
2012 BC Hockey Skills Development Camp – Summerland
The BC Hockey Skills Development camp is officially underway. Over 50 kids from across BC have come to Summerland, BC for a week of skill development and fun. Groups of Atom, Novice and Pee Wee players will have a total of 10-on ice sessions and 10 dry land sessions, ending on Friday, July 20, 2012.
A special thanks to members of the KIJHL Summerland Steam Jr B hockey team for assisting with all aspects of the camp. Team owners Gregg Wilson and Tim Keilty, along with players Colin Minardi, Jeff Penman, Steve Semenoff, Kendell Wilson, Colin Boultbee, Nelson Hurry, and Rylan Sideroff, are on hand all week long, donating their time as instructors and group leaders.
Sunday, Dec 14 th @ 2:00 pm
CANADA vs USA
(Steam vs. Spokane)
Family Day - special rate! (four or more for $20.00)
* Buggy Racing for Groceries - sponsored by IGA * (Win 20 grocery items & $100 gift card)