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Saturday, 31 January 2015

STEAM TRAIN DERAILED IN REVELSTOKE

On Friday night the Summerland Steam headed to Revelstoke to complete a 2 game season series with the Grizzlies. In the first meeting earlier this season the Grizzlies walked out of the Summerland Arena with a 3-2 win. They would do the same at the Revelstoke Forum on Friday night as Summerland would drop a 3-2 decision.

Steven Fiust and Tyler Chavez-Leach each recorded 3 points for the Grizzlies, who went up early in the game thanks to a powerplay goal by Fuist. They would then go up 2-0 in the second thanks to another powerplay goal, this one from former Kelowna Chief Brady Mende.

Wyatt Gale would get the Steam on the board on a powerplay of their own with just a minute or two left in the second period. Just 12 seconds later, however, Revelstoke would reply with a goal from Tyler Chavez-Leach that would stand as the winner.

In the third Summerland pushed hard to try and narrow the gap, but were unsuccessful until the 19:21 mark when Jack Mills potted his team leading 26th of the season. Despite the push, Grizzlies goaltender Aidan Doak fended the Steam off and the Grizzlies went home with a valuable 2 points. Spencer Huff was exceptional for Summerland in a losing effort, stopping 39 shots on net.

Summerland will now return home and play 4 of their final 5 games of the regular season at the Summerland Arena. They host Princeton Sunday at 2PM, the Kelowna Chiefs at 7:30 on February 6, Princeton again at 2PM next Sunday February 8, and the Osoyoos Coyotes at 7:30 on February 13th.