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Knights draw Steam for playoffs
Morning Star Staff
The North Okanagan Knights know their playoff dance partner.
The Knights will face the Summerland Steam in first-round Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action. Game 1 goes Tuesday night in Summerland with Game 3 Wednesday in Armstrong.
The Steam sealed the Okanagan Division title by bouncing the Kelowna Chiefs 3-1 before 400 fans Friday night at Rutland Arena.
The fourth-place Knights bowed 7-3 to the Osoyoos Coyotes 7-3 Friday night at the Sun Bowl.
Rainer Glimpel pulled the hat trick for the 29-21-0-1 Coyotes.
Logan Geefs, shorthanded, Blake Culbert, on the powerplay, and Dennon Leibel replied for the Knights (23-26-0-2).
North Okanagan finished the regular season Saturday night by entertaining the Chiefs (31-17-0-3), who fell three points back of the Steam.