The Summerland Steam pushed its win streak to four games with victories over the Kelowna Chiefs and Castlegar Rebels at home over the weekend.
Alex Williams put the Steam up 1-0 less than two minutes into the game. That lead lasted until the six minute mark when Ryan Lawson of the Chiefs scored on the power-play. It was all Steam after that en route to a 5-1 win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. In the second period Jack Mills scored a short-handed marker at 13:45. Mills was at it again as Riley Pettitt set him up a second time at 13:19. Cole Williams gave the Steam a 4-1 lead and Mills earned the hat trick with 33 seconds left in regulation time on the power-play. Jacob Mullen turned aside 24 shots for the Steam, while Brady Lenardon made 27.
Against the Rebels on Nov. 7, Matt Huber turned aside all 23 shots faced for his fourth shutout of the season and sixth win in a 3-0 final. Scoring for the Steam was Calvin Rout, Raphael Bassot and Brogan Lautard. The goal for Bassot, was the first career junior B goal for the Penticton product.
With the wins, the steam improve to 11-8-0 and are second in the Okanagan Division, seven points behind the Coyotes.
Crazy eight’s for Coyotes
Braeden Tuck’s 2-0 goal ended up being the winner for the Osoyoos Coyotes in a 4-1 win over the Castlegar Rebels on Nov. 6.
The Coyotes opened the scoring in the on a goal by Colin Bell, by Judd Repole and Jackson Glimpel. Bobby LaRue and Rainer Glimpel set up the winner. Chris Breese cut into the lead in the second period on the power-play. In the third period, LaRue and Daniel Stone struck for the Coyotes. Brett Soles made 34 saves in the win, while Joseph McLeod made 31.
Against the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Brett Soles earned the home star in a 2-0 win as he finished with 27 saves. Soles earned game stars in back-to-back games.
All the scoring took place in the second period and on the power-play. Cody Allen put the Coyotes up at 14:58, then Bell with four seconds left in the period. The Grizzlies went zero-for-six on the man advantage.
The Coyotes are now on a seven-game winning streak and improved its record to 14-4-0.