Breitkreuz lone bright spot in loss to Chiefs

Yes, Jared Breitkreuz allowed seven goals in a 7-0 loss to the Kelowna Chiefs Tuesday night at the Summerland Arena.   Yet, the Steam netminder was the bright spot for the home team as he made 24 saves in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League match. The Steam trailed 2-0 after one on goals by Marshall Porteous, who […]

Steam talk about rematch with Posse

In the video below, Brody Conroy and Bevis Chou talk about Saturday’s rematch with the Posse in Princeton. Lane French on facing his former team, the Princeton Posse. Fans can catch the action on at 7 p.m.

Victory over Posse clinches Steam playoff berth

Summerland punched its ticket onto the playoff train Saturday.   The Steam clinched its Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff berth with a 2-1 win over the Princeton Posse at the Summerland Arena. Cory Loring scored twice, while Jared Breitkreuz stopped 29 of 30 shots to improve the Steam to 22 wins in 41 games.   Loring opened […]


Summerland, BC – For the first time this season, the Summerland Steam came away from a set of weekend games with no points. After two big wins last weekend and the resulting suspensions that followed Saturday night’s 4-3 win in Revelstoke, one would have assumed a shorthanded Steam squad would be in tough against a […]

Playing their game, work ethic main focus points

The Summerland Steam have to play their game to have success.   “Players need to play their game, no matter who we’re playing against.”   That’s the message head coach John DePourcq gave his players following a disappointing 3-2 loss to the North Okanagan Knights on Jan. 19.   “They have proved they can compete […]

Steam bested by Knights

The Summerland Steam dropped a 3-2 decision to the North Okanagan Knights Saturday at Summerland Arena.   Mitchell Gove (17th) and Lane French (12th) scored for the Steam, while Jared Breitkreuz turned aside 31 of 34 shots. The Steam’s record is now 20 wins, 15 losses, two ties and two overtime losses in the Kootenay International […]

Steam counting on top line to lead this weekend

Opportunity knocks. When the Summerland Steam begin their weekend of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday in Kamloops, they do so without Morey Babakaiff, Bevis Chou, Cairo Rogers and captain Everett Scherger who are out due to suspensions. Head coach John DePourcq will also serve a one-game suspension. Steam assistant coach Carter Rigby says he isn’t […]

Steam goalie Scherger key in four-point weekend

A few good men came up big for the Summerland Steam en route to collecting four points over the weekend.   Those few good men will be mentioned briefly.   The weekend road trip began by defeating the Kelowna Chiefs 4-3 on Friday, then Steam defeated the Revelstoke Grizzlies by the same score in Kootenay […]

Chiefs, Grizzlies matchups prepare Steam for playoffs

The Summerland Steam are hitting the road on Highway 97 Friday to take on the Kelowna Chiefs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play (KIJHL).   With 18 wins in 35 games, the Steam face their Okanagan Division leaders with 31 wins in 35 games. The Chiefs’ lone regulation time loss this season came against […]

Steam, Eagles battle to tie

Bevis Chou’s first career Kootenay International Junior Hockey League goal, and an 18-save performance by Jared Breitkreuz, helped the Summerland Steam earn a point in a 3-3 final against the Sicamous Eagles. Chou earned the firefighter’s hat for the Steam’s best player Saturday night at Summerland Arena, but Breitkreuz was also important making some difficult […]