Steam staying alive in KIJHL playoffs
The Summerland Steam staved off elimination in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs at the Summerland Arena Sunday with a 2-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights. The game was scoreless after one, but the Steam struck first midway through the second period when Kienan Scott scored his first of the post-season on Zach Dyment. Steam defenceman Josh DaCosta made it 2-0 on the power-play early in the third. Brett Hawrys inched the Knights closer with his shorthanded tally past Darren Hogg, who finished with 24 saves in the win. After splitting the first two games of the series, the Knights won Games 3 and 4 3-0 and 2-1, respectively. Dyment made 32 saves in Game 3, then 34 in Game 4. Game 6 is in Armstrong tonight, while Game 7, if necessary, returns to Summerland at 7:30 p.m.
The Osoyoos Coyotes swept the second seeded Kelowna Chiefs. The Coyotes eliminated the Chiefs with a 4-1 win at the Osoyoos Sun Bowl March. 1. Nicholas Kovacik opened the scoring for the Chiefs in the first on a power-play. From the second period on, it was all Coyotes as Colin Chmelka evened the game with 4:31 remaining in the second, then Cameron Dobransky buried the winner at 2:49 on the power-play. Insurance markers were added in the third by Jamie Gallo and Jackson DeMatos into an empty net. The Coyotes will face the winners between the Steam and Knights in the second round.
Summerland Slo-pitch registration
Summerland Slo-Pitch is having its annual general meeting on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Library viewing room. The league is seeking new teams or players to play at Dale Meadows and the soccer park. New teams or players are welcome for division one for intermediate to advanced players and division two for beginners to intermediate. Registration and fees are due March 20 at 7 p.m., while packages can be picked up on March 27 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Kyle Longbotham at 250-494-9670.
Penticton Men’s rec hockey
Game Time Sports Wolverines 11: Joel Post (5),Tristan Bertacco (2), Derek Grimm, Nelson Bowman, Chris Newton and Ryan MacMurchy.
Cawston Cold Storage Best Damn Wings 4: Jared Collen (2), Jon Spence and Colton Stewart.
Senior women’s curling championship
Team Blashko of Summerland earned bronze medals during the 2014 Tim Horton’s B.C. Senior Curing Championship in Courtenay Feb. 24. Lil Blashko of Kaleden skipped a rink with third Cindy Curtain of Penticton, second Sylvia Lowe of Oliver, lead Tammy Brennan of Summerland and fifth Diane Tetreault of Oliver. Blashko’s rink finished third in the standings with a 5-3 record. In their final game on Feb. 22, Blashko’s rink lost 5-2 to Deputan. Deputan’s rink lost in the final.
Andi Naude finishes fifth in Japan
Penticton’s Andi Naude finished fifth at the FIS World Cup mogul in Inawashiro, Japan on March. 1. Naude scored 21.42.