Kootenay Trip Produces Single Point for Steam

Nobody said it was going to be easy. Not by any stretch of imagination. Heading out on the road for 3-days is often not a simple task, and particularly so when a team has to go through Fernie, Kimberley and Creston. They are three of the toughest buildings in the KIJHL to play in, and […]

Steam Ready For Kootenay Road Swing

It’s been a long time comin’, but the Summerland Steam are finally gearing up for an East Kootenay road swing. Because of the changes the KIJHL Schedule has undergone over the past few seasons, it’s been more than five calendar years since a Summerland team traveled to the East Kootenay to play hockey, and they’ll […]

Season Opening Weekend

FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON!!   Ty Banser plays overtime hero as the Steam get their first win of the season over the North Okanagan Knights!   Cory Loring, Jordon Woytas and Zack Cooper all scored in regulation to lead the Steam to a victory while Eric Scherger stopped 29 and added an assist in the […]


After a long off-season full of change, the Summerland Steam are putting final preparations in place for main camp this weekend at the Summerland Arena. After a 2018/19 season that saw them win 25 games and reach the second round of the playoffs for the 5th straight season, the Steam are poised to come back […]


Summerland, BC – The Summerland Steam wish to announce a change to their Hockey Operations Staff ahead of the 2019/20 KIJHL Season. General Manager Mike Rigby’s contract has come to an end as of April 28th, 2019, and a mutual decision has been made to not renew for the 2019/20 season. Rigby, who has been […]

Steam season comes to a halt

In a must win game, the Summerland Steam got the start they wanted, but couldn’t finish off the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League‘s top team.   Bevis Chou and Lane French put the Steam up 2-0 at the Rutland Arena Thursday, but the Kelowna Chiefs netted four unanswered goals in a 4-2 victory, including an empty-netter. […]

The Gove Bros.

In the fourth of a five-part series featuring the brothers on the Summerland Steam, we caught up with local products Linden and Mitchell Gove.   Linden is in his final season of junior hockey, while younger brother Mitchell, was named the Steam’s Rookie of the Year.   Check out their interview below. Game 5 of their series against the […]

Steam lose to Chiefs, Mitch Gove gets injured

A 5-0 loss to the Kelowna Chiefs at home Tuesday has the Summerland Steam trailing 3-1.   Not only do the Steam head into Kelowna Thursday with their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season on the line, they do so without Mitchell Gove, who sustained an injury 16 seconds into Tuesday’s game.   “The boys all tried […]

Chiefs take series lead in lopsided victory

Lane French was the lone Summerland Steam player to solve Braeden Mitchell in a 7-1 loss at Summerland Arena on Monday.   Mitchell turned aside 22 Steam shots en route to giving the Kelowna Chiefs a 2-1 series lead in their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff matchup. Jared Breitkreuz made 19 saves. The Chiefs scored 31 […]