Steam stop Knights 6-2

The Summerland Steam stuffed the North Okanagan Knights 6-2 in KIJHL play Saturday at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

  • Jan. 17, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Four unanswered goals in a 10-minute stretch over the second and third periods lifted the Summerland Steam to a 6-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win over the NorthOkanagan Knights Saturday at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre.

The two teams completed a home-and-home series Tuesday night in Summerland.

Already holding a 2-1 lead, the Steam got goals from Everett Scherger, on a powerplay, andMathew Alcorn late in the second period, to take a 4-1 lead.

Summerland stretched the lead to 6-1 three minutes into the third on goals from Scherger andAndrew York, with the man advantage.

Jaden Hay scored his ninth of the year on a powerplay midway through the final frame for North Okanagan, whose other goal came 12 minutes into the second period from Dean Whitcomb (12th).

Summerland (23-7-1-3), which has clinched a playoff spot in the Okanagan-Shuswap Division, outshot North Okanagan 39-18. Conor Webb took the loss in goal for North Okanagan, who played without leading scorer Brady Marzocco after he hurt his back in the league’s Top ProspectsGame earlier that day.

Marzocco, Whitcomb and Jason Shaigec competed in Kelowna for the Okanagan Conference.Marzocco was expected to play Tuesday in Summerland.

The Okanagan jumped out to a 3-1 second-period lead but settled for a 3-3 draw against the Kootenay Conference squad.

Players of the game were Evan Walls of the Kamloops Storm for the Okanagan and Tyler Ghirardosiof the Beaver Valley Nitehawks for the Kootenay. Both players scored twice.

Going into Tuesday’s game in Summerland, the Knights (12-22-0-1) had a two-point lead on the Princeton Posse (9-23-1-4) in the battle for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division, andtwo games in hand.

The two teams play Saturday night in Princeton, one of three meetings before the end of theseason.

 

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