Coyotes remain perfect while Steam slowed on the road

Osoyoos Coyotes improve to 10-0 in the KIJHL while Summerland Steam endure tough road trip

The Osoyoos Coyotes improved to 10-0 in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with victories on the weekend against the Sicamous Eagles and Revelstoke Grizzlies. On Oct. 3 in Sicamous, the Coyotes edged the home team 5-4. The Coyotes hung on to their lead after Nicholas Cuglietta scored on the power play for the Eagles. Proving the Coyotes offence were Ryan Roseboom, Troy Maclise, Colin Bell, Rory Neary and Darry Senholt. Roseboom, Colten Braid and Aaron Azevedo collected two assists each. Brandon Locket made 22 saves in the win. Back at the Osoyoos Sun Bowl on Oct. 4, the Coyotes doubled up the Revelstoke Grizzlies 6-3. Azevedo scored twice, while Drew Carter, Maclise, Rainer Glimpel and Neary added singles. Azevedo and Maclise added two assists while Lawrence Langan made 26 saves.

The Summerland Steam had a tough road trip, winning just one of three games. Starting in Kimberley Oct. 3 against the Dynamiters at the Kimberley Civic Centre, the Steam lost 3-0. Brett Huber made 16 saves in the loss, while his teammates peppered Tyson Brouwer with 31 shots. At the Fernie Memorial Arena on Oct. 4, the Steam lost 5-3 to the Ghostriders. The Steam had a 2-1 lead after the first period, then the Ghostriders scored three unanswered goals. Paulsen Lautard provided all the offense for the Steam. Huber made 16 saves in the loss and was relieved by Alex Kong, who turned aside six of seven shots. At the Johnny Bucyk Arena in Creston Valley, the Steam downed the Thunder Cats 5-2 on Oct.5. Riley Pettitt, Wyatt Gale, Rylan Sideroff, Jack Mills and Lautard scored for the Steam. Lautard also collected three assists.

Kong made 32 saves for the Steam, who are now 6-3-0 on the season.