|26-14-0-0-2, 54 PTS||RECORD||19-19-2-0-2, 42 PTS|
|12-9-0-0-1||AWAY / HOME
|5-4-0-0-1||LAST 10 GAMES||4-5-1-0-0|
|2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION||DIVISION RANK||4TH, DOUG BIRKS DIVISION|
3.17 GF PER GM (10th, KIJHL)
2.83 GF PER GAME (13TH, KIJHL)
2.45 PER GM (4TH, KIJHL)
2.62 GA PER GAME (8TH, KIJHL)
|18/183; 9.84% (20th, KIJHL)
ROAD: 10/104 ; 9.62% (17th, KIJHL)
|POWERPLAY %||OVERALL: 39/285 ; 13.68% 10th, KIJHL)
HOME: 16/130; 12.31% (15th, KIJHL)
|202/233; 86.70% (4th, KIJHL)
ROAD: 115/129; 89.15% (1ST, KIJHL)
|PENALTY KILL %||OVERALL: 205/243; 84.36% (11th, KIJHL)
HOME: 95/109 ; 87.16% (7TH, KIJHL)
24G + 25A = 49 PTS
10G + 24A = 34 PTS
- Summerland is looking to get back on track after a couple of losses last weekend to Osoyoos and Chase. Both games saw them play two good periods before folding in the third.
- In those two games last weekend defense was definitely a problem for the boys in white, red and black. They allowed 12 goals in 2 games last weekend after allowing just 11 against in their previous 6 games. Questionable defense hung goaltender Matt Kostiw for 7 goals on Friday, more than triple he’d allowed in his first 2 starts with the Steam since being acquired on January 10th.
- Matt Huber was also hung for 4 goals against on Sunday, which has been uncharacteristic of the 18-year-old from Calgary, AB. In 24 appearances this season he’s only allowed more than 4 goals 4times, twice vs. Osoyoos, twice vs. Chase.
- Both goaltenders give Head Coach John Depourcq and his staff good minutes, and also give them two reliable options every single night.
- Speaking of Head Coach John Depourcq, he is expected back behind the bench tonight after missing the last two games while mourning the loss of his father, Roy. Roy was one of the biggest hockey fans anyone had ever met, and will be missed. The Steam will wear stickers on their helmet that read ‘ROY’ for the remainder of the 2015/16 KIJHL season:
- Josh Pilon makes his return to Revelstoke tonight for the first time since being acquired by Summerland in November. In 21 games since joining the Steam, Pilon’s collected 2 goals and 11 assists for 13 points. He’s been a key contributor on special teams as well, while mostly playing on one of Summerland’s top 2 lines.
- Summerland’s last road loss came January 8th, when they fell by a 5-4 score in OT to the Chase Heat.
- Revelstoke, meanwhile, is winless in their past 5 games at home. They tied their last one, a dual shutout 0-0 tie with the Doug Birks Division leading 100 Mile House Wranglers on January 23rd.
- The Grizzlies are a young team led by a veteran that Summerland should be pretty familiar with. Former Kelowna Chiefs F Brady Mende (’95) leads the Grizzlies in scoring with 34 points. Mende spent parts of four seasons with the Chiefs before being traded to Revelstoke halfway through last season. He’s a very smart hockey player, kills penalties with the best of them, and doesn’t take any himself. Going into career game 199 on Friday night vs Summerland, Mende’s only taken 34 minutes in penalties. Pretty outstanding for this league.
- On the subject of penalties, the Steam and the Grizzlies are very similar in the way of taking penalties. Revelstoke sits with the 8th most ‘times shorthanded’ while Summerland sits 9th in the 20 team KIJHL. The Grizzlies seem to do a great job DRAWING penalties though, with the most PP opportunities in the league with 285. That’s 33 more than the 252 power play opportunities the 2nd place North Okanagan Knights have drawn.
- Puck drop goes at 7:00PM PST from the Forum in Revelstoke. Join the webcast over at PlayFullScreen.com. I won’t be around to update as I’m calling a Midget T2 playoff game on ShawTV tonight, so make sure to follow along with the Revelstoke Grizzlies on Twitter for updates on the happenings from Revelstoke!