The Summerland Steam have advanced to the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference championship.
The Steam defeated the Osoyoos Coyotes in six games of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs with a 6-4 victory at the Summerland Arena in front of a crowd of 387.
The Steam now face the 100 Mile House Wranglers. Games 1 and 2 were in 100 Mile House on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Steam will host the Wranglers on March 18 and 19 at the Summerland Arena at 7 p.m. In the Kootenay Conference, the Kimberley Dynamiters swept the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to advance to the conference final and face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Nitehawks beat the Grand Forks Border Bruins in five games.