|22-12-0-0-1, 45 PTS||RECORD||20-10-3-0-1, 45 PTS|
|10-9-0-0-0||AWAY / HOME
|6-3-0-0-1||LAST 10 GAMES||5-3-1-0-1|
|2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION||DIVISION RANK||3RD, DOUG BIRKS DIVISION|
3.20 GF PER GM (10TH, KIJHL)
3.31 GF PER GAME (9TH, KIJHL)
2.31 PER GM (3RD, KIJHL)
2.60 GA PER GAME (6TH, KIJHL)
|17/160; 10.63% (19TH, KIJHL)
ROAD: 10/99 ; 10.10% (15TH, KIJHL)
|POWERPLAY %||OVERALL: 37/162 ; 22.84% (4TH, KIJHL)
HOME: 24/96; 25.00% (3RD, KIJHL)
|173/196; 88.27% (2ND, KIJHL)
ROAD: 104/114; 91.23% (1ST, KIJHL)
|PENALTY KILL %||OVERALL: 150/175 ; 85.71% (8TH, KIJHL)
HOME: 93/104 ; 89.42% (7TH, KIJHL)
20G + 24A = 44 PTS
21G + 14A = 35 PTS
- As stated in the previous article and shown in the numbers here, these two teams are as close to identical as you’re going to get in the KIJHL.
- Summerland continues to soldier on without F Jarrett Malchow, out since December 1st with injury.
- Jacob Mullen is still suspended, as per the KIJHL website, and will be eligible to play Sunday against the Osoyoos Coyotes. Matt Huber has been fantastic all season, and will in all likelihood get the call tonight in Chase.
- Look for the big line to get on a roll. Paulsen Lautard and Jack Mills combined for 6 points in a 5-1 win over Kelowna last Sunday. Lautard got himself ‘off the schneid’ as he put it, and set the franchise record for goals during the regular season with his 58th and 59th career goals as a member of the Summerland Steam.
- The Steam will need to make sure they’re aware of Chase’s big guns at all times. The likes of Logan Mostat, Zachary Fournier, Kolten Moore and defenseman Trevor Okino do the bulk of the damage for the Heat.
- Summerland doesn’t have to work to especially contain these 4 players, but simply play well defensively and stick to the system in place and things should take care of themselves. ‘Play Our Game’ as Coach John Depourcq likes to say.
- It will be important for Summerland to play a solid ‘road game’ tonight in Chase. The Heat are a good hockey team, fighting for points in a very difficult division to play in, and will be hungry when the puck drops. If Summerland can break the game down and focus on playing solid 2-way hockey in all three zones, they’ll win the hockey game. If not, they could be in trouble.
- Puck drop goes at 7:00 at the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase, and you can catch all the action on the webcast at www.playfullscreen.com