|31-16-0-0-2, 64 PTS||RECORD||9-38-2-0-2, 22 PTS|
|16-7-0-0-1||HOME / AWAY
|6-4-0-0-0||LAST 10 GAMES||0-9-0-0-1|
|2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION||DIVISION RANK||5TH, OKANAGAN DIVISION|
3.27 GF PER GM (10th, KIJHL)
1.82 GF PER GAME (20TH, KIJHL)
2.39 PER GM (3RD KIJHL)
3.96 GA PER GAME (17TH, KIJHL)
|28/211; 13.27% (12th, KIJHL)
HOME: 12/93 ; 12.90% (15th, KIJHL)
|POWERPLAY %||OVERALL: 25/246 ; 10.16% 14th, KIJHL)
ROAD: 13/118; 11.02% (15th, KIJHL)
|249/283; 87.99% (3rd, KIJHL)
HOME: 106/124; 85.48% (9TH, KIJHL)
|PENALTY KILL %||OVERALL: 232/280; 82.16% (15TH, KIJHL)
ROAD: 126/153 ; 82.35% (15th, KIJHL)
29G + 34A = 63 PTS
10G + 11A = 21 PTS
5G + 16A = 21 PTS
- On Friday night against Princeton, the Steam will start a stretch of 3 games in 2.5 days to close out the regular season. They’ll play the Posse at home Friday, travel to Armstrong to face the North Okanagan Knights Saturday, and host those same Knights at home to close out the regular season on Sunday afternoon.
- Riley Pettitt will miss the next two games to finish up a 3-game suspension picked up on February 13th in Armstrong.
- Expect Summerland to use several Affiliate Players this weekend in an effort to rest up for the playoffs, which start Tuesday at home against Kelowna. Including the last 3 games of the season, the Summerland Steam are scheduled to play 10 games in the next 13 days.
- The only way to get a little rest headed into the playoffs is to play some Affiliate Players this weekend, so that’s what management is going to do to prepare for the playoff grind.
- The Steam were dealt a blow last week, learning that defenseman Lathan McKinney would miss at least 4 weeks after an emergency abdominal surgery last weekend. McKinney, one of Summerland’s best two-way defenders, will be greatly missed and likely will not return this season unless the Steam go to the Okanagan Shuswap Conference Final or beyond in their hunt for the KIJHL Championship.
- Summerland has a great record against their opponents this weekend. Against Princeton and North Okanagan, their two opponents this weekend, they’re a combined 11-2 in 13 games played, and have a +28 goal differential in those games.
- The Steam power play has been great recently after a string of futility that saw them go on an 0/50 through December. In their last 9 games, the Steam power play has gone 11/36 for a 30.55% conversion rate. They’re 6/24 in February.
- The Princeton Posse come to town on Friday night in what will be their final game of the 2015/16 season. The Posse, under first year Head Coach Geoff Goodman, will not move on to the KIJHL post-season.
- The Posse have lost 11 in a row and are 2-20-2-1 in their last 25 contests. Since the calendar turned to 2016, the squad from the Similkameen Valley has managed just 1 win in 17 contests. That was a 3-1 victory in Revelstoke over the Grizzlies on January 15.
- Having said that, they almost got the best of Summerland just last week. On Family Day, February 8th, the Posse had leads of 2-0 and 3-1, but couldn’t hold on for the win. Summerland would get two goals near the midway point of the third period to win 4-3.
- Puck drop goes at 7:30 at the Summerland Arena, and you can pick up tickets in advance at Nesters Market. Joel, Mike and I will be on for pre-game at 7:15 prior to puck drop.