GAME DAY: STEAM HOST CHIEFS

~STM

 KELOWNA CHIEFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VS

 SummerlandSteam  SUMMERLAND STEAM
9-3-2-2-0, 20 PTS RECORD 9-8-0-0-0, 18 PTS
4-3-0-2-0 AWAY / HOME

RECORD

3-2
W-4 (U-7) STREAK W-2
7-1-2-0-0 LAST 10 GAMES 4-6
2nd, OKANAGAN DIVISION DIVISION RANK 3rd, OKANAGAN DIVISION
2-0 SEASON SERIES 0-2
.625% WIN % .529%
50

3.13  GF PER GM (11TH,  KIJHL)

GOALS FOR 57

3.35 GF PER GAME (8TH, KIJHL)

36

2.25 PER GM (4TH, KIJHL)

GOALS AGAINST 46

2.71 GA PER GAME (9TH, KIJHL)

+14 DIFFERENTIAL +11
22/88 ; 25.00% (T-1st, KIJHL)

ROAD: 8/34 ; 23.53% (4TH, KIJHL)

POWERPLAY % OVERALL: 8/82 ; 9.76% (T-17TH, KIJHL)

HOME: 1/19 ; 5.26% (20TH, KIJHL)

64/69; 92.75% (2ND , KIJHL)

ROAD: 32/34; 94.12% (3RD, KIJHL)

PENALTY KILL % OVERALL: 88/100 ; 88.00% (6TH, KIJHL)

HOME: 24/28 ; 85.71% (T-12TH, KIJHL)

JONATHAN LEE

6G + 10A = 16 PTS

LEADING SCORER

JACK MILLS

6G + 14A = 20 PTS

GAME NOTES:

  • As you can see by the numbers, Summerland is going to have to avoid the penalty box at all costs tonight. Kelowna has a deadly powerplay, and that’s how they account for 44% of their total goals scored so far this season through 16 GP.
  • After battling injury off and on since the early part of the season, it seems that the Summerland Steam are finally starting to get fully healthy. Head Coach John Depourcq will have some tough decisions to make to manage his lineup now that everybody is fit to play.
  • Talking about power plays and how teams get their offense, it really brought to light just how truly bad Summerland’s power play numbers are. Their power play isn’t terrible, and the quality of players that play on the power play are probably some of the highest in the KIJHL, but for some reason they just can’t convert.
  • On the other end of the special teams, Summerland’s PK has been steadily improving over the past several games. They’ve been successful in 30 of their last 31 penalty kill opportunities, with the only power play goal coming to these Kelowna Chiefs on October 24.
  • Those 31 PK opportunities span over the past 7 games, which means Summerland is putting themselves shorthanded an average of nearly 4.5 times per game. This isn’t a good number, and against a team like Kelowna the Steam can’t afford to offer the Chiefs that many opportunities with the man advantage.
  • Summerland’s Jarrett Malchow comes in wielding a hot stick. The 19-year-old from Whitehorse, YT has points in 3 straight and 9 of his last 10, collecting 5 goals and 12 points in those 10 games.
  • Fellow Whitehorse, YT natives Wyatt Gale and Riley Pettitt also come in on streaks of their own. Gale has recorded points in 6 of his last 8 games, including goals in each of the last 3 contests. Pettitt also has points in 6 of his last 8, including a current 5 game point streak.
  • Summerland’s goaltending has improved immensely since the addition of Jake Mullen on October 23rd. The 20-year-old native of Couer D’Alene, Idaho has a 1-2 record since arriving in Summerland, but carries just a 2.06 Goals Against Average and a .903 Sv% into Friday night’s game against the Kelowna Chiefs.
  • Matt Huber has been equally as good for the Summerland Steam, allowing 2 goals over 64 shots in his last 3 starts, including 2 shutouts against the Princeton Posse on October 18th and October 31st. Huber has a GAA of 2.32 and a .909 Sv% through 8 appearances so far in 2015/16, and has been a steady hand in the crease for Head Coach John Depourcq and his staff thus far.

Puck drop goes from the Summerland Arena tonight at 7:30PM. If you can’t join us in the rink, join us on the webcast on PlayFullscreen.com. We’ll have pre-game starting at 7:15 for a 7:30 start!

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