|Jordan McCallum during his|
time with the Steam in 2011/12
Photo Credit: KIJHL.ca
McCallum, a Summerland native, joins the hometown team one year removed from finishing a 4 year junior career spent between the KIJHL, BCHL, and MJHL. McCallum spent 2010-11 with the Penticton Lakers before joining the Summerland Steam in their inaugural season in 2011/12.
During the 2011/12 season he led the team with 65 points (25G, 40A), a franchise record for a single season that still holds as we head into the 2015/16 campaign.
After his breakout season with his hometown team in the KIJHL, McCallum found a home just down the road in Penticton where he spent the 2012/13 season with the perrenial powerhouse Jr. A Vees. He then moved to the MJHL, joining the Winnipeg Blues for his final season in 2013/14.
McCallum will have a great opportunity during 2015/16 to work closely with 2 time defending Okanagan Division Coach of the Year John Depourcq and his staff. Depourcq and associate coach Wade Parker guided the Steam to a 2nd place finish in the KIJHL's Okanagan Division last season, leading to a 2nd round showdown with the Regular Season champion Osoyoos Coyotes. That series lasted 6 games, with the Steam ultimately falling short of their goal.
With up to 15 players eligible to return this season, the Steam will have a great team and what looks like an even better coaching staff when the 2015/16 KIJHL Season kicks off in Princeton on September 11th.