GAME DAY: SUMMERLAND STEAM VS SPOKANE BRAVES

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SPOKANE BRAVES

24-12-0-0-2, 50 PTS RECORD 5-29-0-0-4, 14 PTS
13-3-0-0-1 HOME / AWAY

RECORD

2-16-0-0-0
W-2 STREAK L-4
5-3-0-0-2 LAST 10 GAMES 1-9-0-0-0
2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION DIVISION RANK 5TH, NEIL MURDOCH DIVISION
1-0 SEASON SERIES 0-1
.658% WIN % .184%
123

3.24 GF PER GM (10th, KIJHL)

GOALS FOR 82

2.16 GF PER GAME (18th, KIJHL)

89

2.34 PER GM (3rd, KIJHL)

GOALS AGAINST 179

4.71 GA PER GAME (19TH, KIJHL)

+34 DIFFERENTIAL -97
17/167; 10.18% (20th, KIJHL)

HOME: 7/64 ; 10.94% (17th, KIJHL)

POWERPLAY % OVERALL: 22/196 ; 11.22% (18th, KIJHL)

ROAD: 10/82; 12.20% (13th, KIJHL)

181/208; 87.02% (4th, KIJHL)

HOME: 71/85; 83.53% (16th, KIJHL)

PENALTY KILL % OVERALL: 165/223; 73.99% (20th, KIJHL)

ROAD: 49/87 ; 67.82% (20th, KIJHL)

JACK MILLS

22G + 25A = 47 PT

LEADING SCORER

KURTIS REDDING

16G + 16A = 32 PTS

GAME NOTES:

  • After picking up a win against Princeton on Tuesday night, Summerland will try and push a win streak to 3 Friday night against Spokane.
  • The Steam have collected points in every game in 2016 thus far, and will look to continue a run of strong play.
  • Summerland has been getting contributions from their big guns lately, as Paulsen Lautard and Jack Mills both have 5 game point streaks heading into Friday night’s game. During that time they’ve combined for 15 points.
  • Matt Kostiw will likely get his first start for the Summerland Steam after being acquired at the January 10th trade deadline from the Campbell River Storm of the VIJHL. Kostiw, a VIJHL All-Star, will look to continue his strong season with his new team. With the Storm, he went 15-2 in 19 appearances, compiling a 2.31 Goals Against Average and .894 Sv%.
  • Look for Summerland’s Andrew York to continue to look for his first KIJHL goal. He’s been improving on a game by game basis for the Steam, and had several very good chances to pot his first on Tuesday against Princeton. If I was a betting man I’d bet you he’ll get it tonight.
  • Steam F Jarrett Malchow is getting close to a return. Out since December 1, Malchow is a key piece for the Steam and they’re looking forward to his return.
  • Malchow’s Yukon Line mates have been cruising along for Summerland. Riley Pettitt and Wyatt Gale remain key contributors for the Steam who seem to show up on the scoresheet just about every night. I’m sure they’re looking forward to getting the guy they call ‘Chow’ back as soon as possible.

 

  • As for the Spokane Braves, they’ve lost 4 in a row, and have just 2 wins since November 15th.
  • It’s been tough sledding for the Braves this season. They’ve made the playoffs in every season that the KIJHL has online records for, which makes it 10 in a row. They’ve got some work to do if they want to make it 11.
  • Spokane, a very young team with just 5 19-year-olds and 2 20-year-olds, will be hungry for points as they try and catch the Neil Murdoch Division playoff race. They’re 21 points back of the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins, tied for 3rd place in the division with 35 points.
  • Their team Goals Against Average is 4.71 this season, but they’ve given up an even 6 goals in each of their first 4 games in 2016.
  • Friday marks the start of a tough weekend for the Braves. They start a 3-game weekend in Summerland (.658% win%) on Friday before visiting the Osoyoos Coyotes (.757% win%) on Saturday and hosting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks (.744% win%) on Sunday afternoon.
  • Spokane Captain Kurtis Redding will play his 221st career KIJHL game on Friday night. All in a Spokane Braves uniform. When he steps on the ice to start the game Friday night in Summerland he’ll pass KIJHL all-time scoring leader and former Braves F Jesse Collins to take sole possession of 5th place on the all-time games played list.

 

Puck drop tonight goes at 7:30 from the Summerland Arena. Mike, Joel and I will go live with full pre-game including audio from coaches starting at 7:15 on playfullscreen.com.

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