|20-10-0-0-1, 41 PTS||RECORD||16-10-2-2-1, 35 PTS|
|9-8-0-0-0||AWAY / HOME
|7-2-0-0-1||LAST 10 GAMES||4-5-0-0-1|
|2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION||DIVISION RANK||3RD, OKANAGAN DIVISION|
3.35 GF PER GM (9TH, KIJHL)
2.90 GF PER GAME (12TH, KIJHL)
2.23 PER GM (4TH, KIJHL)
2.65 GA PER GAME (9TH, KIJHL)
|17/143; 11.89% (15TH, KIJHL)
ROAD: 10/94 ; 10.63% (15TH, KIJHL)
|POWERPLAY %||OVERALL: 31/172 ; 18.02% (8TH, KIJHL)
HOME: 14/82; 17.07% (12TH, KIJHL)
|152/171; 88.89% (3RD, KIJHL)
ROAD: 92/102; 90.20% (1ST, KIJHL)
|PENALTY KILL %||OVERALL: 126/144 ; 87.50% (4TH, KIJHL)
HOME: 63/67 ; 94.03% (1ST, KIJHL)
18G + 22A = 40 PTS
15G + 15A = 30 PTS
- Summerland comes off an underwhelming performance in Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Despite putting 45 shots at the net of Posse goaltender Stephen Heslop, they were unable to find the back of the net.
- Of those 45 shots on net on Wednesday, I counted 7 scoring chances. They’ll look to bury a few of those when they go into Kelowna tonight.
- The Steam are 3-1 against the Chiefs this season, but 0-1 at the Rutland Arena in Kelowna.
- Don’t expect Special Teams to be a big factor in tonight’s contest. Kelowna’s power play is substantially better than Summerland’s, as stats would show, but the best road penalty kill (Summerland) goes up against the best home penalty kill (Kelowna) in the KIJHL. Both teams know how to shut down a power play.
- Summerland comes in 7-2-0-1 in their past 10, but are 1-1-0-1 in their past 3 contests. They’re looking to get back in the win column against a Chiefs team led by Josh Baird.
- Baird, who made the move to forward this past month, has seen an uptick in production since the move. One of Kelowna’s leaders, Baird comes into Friday’s game on a 7 game point streak. On that streak he’s talled 7G+4A for 11Pts in his past 7 contests.
- Speaking of point streaks, Riley Pettitt’s 17 gamer was snapped on Wednesday when the Steam were shut out in Princeton.
- Pettitt took a hit late in the 2nd period that prevented him from playing in the third, which hindered his effort to extend that streak to 18.
- Wednesday was the first time this season the Steam have been blanked on the score sheet. They’ll be out to get back on track tonight in Kelowna.
- The Chiefs, 4-5-0-1 in their past 10 contests, snapped a 4 game losing streak with a shutout victory over the Princeton Posse on December 12th. That was the last game they played, so the Chiefs should be well-rested coming into Friday on 5 full days with no games.
- Puck drop goes at 7:00PM from the Rutland Arena in East Kelowna. Barring any major weather setbacks, I’ll be joining Kelowna Play-by-Play man Justin McCartney to do some colour commentary on www.playfullscreen.com