Summerland Steam: 2013-2014 Okanagan Division Champions
The Steam went from worst-to-first, closing out the season with a 3-1 win over Kelowna to clinch the Division title and an 8-4 win over Osoyoos on Saturday to finish regular season play on a 7 game win streak. In January and February, the Steam won 14 of 16 games to complete the regular season.
Steam forward, Kienan Scott, was honoured with the award for KIJHL Rookie of the Year, and bench boss, John Depourcq, received the award for Coach of the Year in the Okanagan Divsion.
STEAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The success of the Summerland Steam organization is due largely to the dedication and quality of our fantastic volunteers. Without their dedication to the team and to the development of our young athletes, we would not be able to provide the excellent product that we do for our players, our fans, and our wonderful community of Summerland.
Each game we require numerous volunteers to assist in game operations, many times behind the scenes. Some of these positions, on a game-by-game basis, include ticket sales, program sales, on-ice & off-ice promotion, 50-50 tickets, and technical support
In the past we have had volunteers from all areas of our community join our team. Our volunteers have come in the form of students, retirees, young minor hockey players, and we have even had whole families volunteer, which is a great bonding family function.
The Steam organization invites you to join in on what is shaping up to be a exciting 2014/15 KIJHL season. During our very successful 2013/14 KIJHL season, the Steam went on an improbable run, from last place on November 1, to taking the crown as Okanagan Division Champions by the end of the season, and this would not have been possible without the support of our many great volunteers.
We are currently looking to build on our team of volunteers for 2014/15, and welcome any newcomers who are interested in getting involved with our organization. There is no minimum requirement for commitment to games; we will welcome whatever time you can offer. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, obtain volunteer hours for school, or just be part of a great amateur organization, and we sincerely hope to have you aboard for the upcoming season.
For more information on the opportunities that are available, please contact Gregg Wilson at 250-462-0905 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Hogg at 250-809-1820 (email@example.com) at any time.
For many of us, our choice to move away from the family home was a decision made when we were in our late teens or early twenties. If you think back, you will remember a lot of anxiety that went along with this move. Junior hockey players who leave their family home to follow their dreams are not just leaving family and friends behind to go to a new city or town, but they are entering new communities where they will be expected to perform at a high level both on and off the ice. Without caring billet families to ease this difficult and often stressful transition, our young athletes and future stars might never enjoy the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
In most cases, the billet family experience becomes a lasting relationship between the player, the player’s family, and the billet family. In the past, our Steam players have served as great role models, not only in their community but for younger billet family members, who can learn from the dedication of these players and the sacrifices they must make to obtain their goals. Through these relationships, the billet family often gains a new family member, whose career they can follow into the future, be it at the college, semi-pro, or even professional level.
The importance of billet families to the Summerland Steam Junior Hockey Club is immeasurable. Simply put, without dedicated billet families we could not put a team on the ice. They provide an environment of support and trust that is crucial to the team. Billet families are financially compensated and also receive a season ticket for each member of the household to all Steam home games. The Summerland Steam organization deeply appreciates the commitment, generosity, and dedication of these wonderful families who welcome our young, aspiring players into their homes. If you are interested or just want some more information on becoming a billet family, please contact Gregg Wilson at 250-462-0905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Steam players, Gordon Walters and Reid Brown supervise the Murray GM Shoot To Win contest during the first period intermission. At each home game of the season, contestants are vying for a spot in the final shootout on the last home game of the season, when in a reverse draw shooters will compete for a new GM pickup truck.
Steam Community Outreach
Easton Bodeux listens attentively as he receives marshalling instructions from Jason Smith, former special Olympian and stick boy for the Summerland Steam. On Saturday, Dec 6th, the Steam players were in attendance to sign autographs and help out with the Summerland Arena Santa Skate for children.
Summerland Steam players participate in the One Steamy Night zumba class at Summerland Middle School on Monday, Feb. 18th. The event was hosted by Mary Ann Chartrand and the Steam team to raise money for the Summerland Dry Grad, and for 6 year old Karsen Gould, a young Summerland boy who has been undergoing open heart surgeries to repair a hole in his heart.
Easton Boduex and Olli Dickson volunteer their time to help out with a Summerland Jets Novice A practice session.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 – BC Hockey Skills Camp Group Photo in Summerland Arena
News - Posted on homepage of BC Hockey website on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
2012 BC Hockey Skills Development Camp – Summerland
The BC Hockey Skills Development camp is officially underway. Over 50 kids from across BC have come to Summerland, BC for a week of skill development and fun. Groups of Atom, Novice and Pee Wee players will have a total of 10-on ice sessions and 10 dry land sessions, ending on Friday, July 20, 2012.
A special thanks to members of the KIJHL Summerland Steam Jr B hockey team for assisting with all aspects of the camp. Team owners Gregg Wilson and Tim Keilty, along with players Colin Minardi, Jeff Penman, Steve Semenoff, Kendell Wilson, Colin Boultbee, Nelson Hurry, and Rylan Sideroff, are on hand all week long, donating their time as instructors and group leaders.
2014 STEAM AWARDS
SEASON MVP: Brett Huber PLAYOFF MVP: Daylan Robertson LEADING SCORER: Kienan Scott MOST SPORTSMANLIKE: Rylan Sideroff TOP DEFENCEMAN: Josh DaCosta SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT: Josh DaCosta ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Kienan Scott FAN FAVORITE: Olli Dickson