GAME DAY: SUMMERLAND STEAM @ PRINCETON POSSE

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Princeton_Posse

PRINCETON POSSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VS

 SummerlandSteam  SUMMERLAND STEAM
7-19-0-0-1, 15 PTS RECORD 17-9-0-0-0, 34 PTS
5-10 HOME / AWAY

RECORD

7-7
L-1 STREAK W-1
3-7-0-0-0 LAST 10 GAMES 9-1-0-0-0
5TH, OKANAGAN DIVISION DIVISION RANK 2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION
0-3 SEASON SERIES 3-0
.278% WIN % .654%
58

2.15 GF PER GM (18TH, KIJHL)

GOALS FOR 90

3.46 GF PER GAME (8TH, KIJHL)

112

4.15 PER GM (17TH, KIJHL)

GOALS AGAINST 60

2.31 GA PER GAME (4TH, KIJHL)

-54 DIFFERENTIAL +30
19/142 ; 13.38% (12TH, KIJHL)

HOME: 10/79 ; 12.66% (17TH, KIJHL)

POWERPLAY % OVERALL: 15/116 ; 12.93% (14TH, KIJHL)

ROAD: 9/74; 12.16% (13TH, KIJHL)

121/146; 82.88% (17TH, KIJHL)

HOME: 57/69; 82.61% (19TH, KIJHL)

PENALTY KILL % OVERALL: 121/138 ; 87.68% (4TH, KIJHL)

ROAD: 69/78 ; 88.46% (4TH, KIJHL)

DREW CARTER

9G + 13A = 22 PTS

LEADING SCORER

JACK MILLS

17G + 18A = 34 PTS

GAME NOTES:

  • Summerland comes in after a 4-0 victory over the North Okanagan Knights on Tuesday night. Princeton took a defeat to the tune of 7-1 at the hands of the Osoyoos Coyotes last night.
  • Summerland and Princeton have played 3 times so far this season with Summerland winning all three meetings and outscoring the Posse 16-2. Saturday’s meeting will be the first of 2 meetings in the next 11 days for the two teams. They’ll meet again Dec 16 in Princeton’s “School Game”, which is a Noon start.
  • Despite the wild scoreline in this season series, Summerland better not take the Princeton Posse lightly. They should well know by now that Princeton is not an easy place to go in and play, and they’ll need to be sharp from the opening faceoff if they want an opportunity to win their 11th game in 12 tries.
  • Princeton has their wild card back in Goaltender Stephen Heslop, who gives them an opportunity to steal a game every night he’s in the net. Heslop returns to Princeton after a brief stint with the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors, and faced 52 shots against the Osoyoos Coyotes on Friday night. Whether he starts on back to back nights after that heavy workload remains to be seen.
  • In Summerland’s net it will likely be Matt Huber again after a goose egg on Tuesday night. Huber, the proud owner of a 1.88 GAA / .925 Sv% in 12 appearances thus far, has 4 of those circular numbers in his last 5 starts and 5 of them overall.
  • The 5 0’s put Huber in a tie at the top of the KIJHL Goaltending Leaderboard with Castlegar’s Joseph McLeod.
  • Summerland’s goaltending has been stellar since the closing days of October. In the month of November they helped the team to a 1.40 team Goals Against Average, allowing the Steam to go 8-1 in the process.
  • The improved defensive confidence has allowed Summerland’s offense to put up some gaudy numbers in the past 15 games or so. We talk a lot about the top line of Jack Mills, Josh Pilon and Paulsen Lautard, who combined for 30 points on Summerland’s recent 9 game winning streak, snapped Nov 28. Mills is now up to 35 points (17G+18A) in 26 GP, and sits 9th in league scoring, but that line hasn’t done it on it’s own.
  • The Yukon Line’s been hot for Summerland as well. While they don’t play together ALL the time, it sure is a treat to watch when they do. Riley Pettitt carries a 13 game point streak into Saturday night’s game. He’s recorded 6G+11A on that streak, which started on October 18 (48 days ago, if you’re counting) against these same Princeton Posse.
  • While not on point streaks, Wyatt Gale and Jarrett Malchow have been chipping in as well. Gale has recorded 13 points (4G +9A) in those 13 games, while Malchow has 12 (3G+9A).
  • For Princeton, they’ll have some fresh faces likely in the lineup in the form of some AP’s with 6 regulars out of the lineup with injury. Morton Johnston, 2nd in team scoring, likely won’t play and the same goes for Keith Comte, Sean Emmerson, Craig Thompson, Tristan Vandermuelen, and Tanner Braid.
  • Recently, Princeton’s had Summerland residents Dawson Jenner and Linden Gove draw into the lineup as affiliates as well as Penticton natives and OHA Alums Louis Shortreed and Nick Graham.
  • While Jenner(5GP) and Graham (1GP) are yet to record a point, Linden Gove has recorded 2 goals in his first 3 games and Louis Shortreed recorded an assist against the Coyotes last night in his first KIJHL game.
  • Game time from the OK Corral in Princeton is 7PM.

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