- Castlegar comes to Summerland for the first and only time this season. Their last visit, on December 6, 2013, was an 8-4 loss to the Steam.
- In their only meeting so far this year, the Summerland Steam outshot the Rebels 40-23 and took a 5-3 loss.
- Castlegar comes in off a 4-1 loss to the Osoyoos Coyotes last night, while Summerland comes in riding a 3 game winning streak after a 5-1 win over Kelowna last night.
- Calvin Hadley has been suspended 2 games by the KIJHL for his hit on Tyler Love that was originally not even called a penalty last night Vs. Kelowna. Hadley will sit tonight vs Castlegar and next Friday vs 100 Mile House in 100 Mile. He’ll be eligible to return on November 14th when the Steam play a HOME GAME in WILLIAMS LAKE, BC against the 100 Mile House Wranglers.
- The Yukon Line rolls on for Summerland. In their past 11 games, though not playing together all the time, Riley Pettitt, Jarrett Malchow, and Wyatt Gale have combined for 34 points in their last 11 games played.
- Jack Mills recorded a Hat Trick in Friday night’s victory over Kelowna. The trio of goals snapped the 20 year old Delta native out of a 10 game goalless drought, his longest since joining the Steam at the start of last season.
- Jake Mullen started for the Steam last night and picked up the win, dropping his GAA to 1.77 and Save percentage up to .920%. It will be interesting to see if the coaching staff goes back to Mullen for Saturday’s game, or if they’ll go to Matthew Huber, who is the owner of a 2.32 GAA and a .909 SV%.
- Former Kelowna Chiefs and 100 Mile House Wranglers defenceman Nick Headrick leads the Castlegar Rebels in scoring with 21 points. The 20-year old vet is a near point per game player in 102 career KIJHL games split between the Chiefs, Wranglers, and Rebels.
- The Rebels own the second best team Goals Against Average in the KIJHL at just 1.84 goals against per game. The only team better is the KIJHL leading Kimberley Dynamiters at 1.74 goals against per game.
- Last time these two teams played it was Joseph McLeod that stole the show for the Rebels, who were badly outshot and managed a 5-3 victory. McLeod played last night in Osoyoos, so we’ll see if they go to him again tonight or if they go to Logan Sawka.
Puck drop goes tonight at 7:30 at The Station. Pre-Game will go on the web live at 7:20.