Sports in BRIEF

Summerland Steam aims for first, Dragons hockey offers tryouts, Masters curling and Summerland Slo-ptich league seeks players

Steam finish with key games

The Summerland Steam wrap up their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season this weekend. The Steam are first in the Okanagan Division with a record of 31-15-1-3. They are one point ahead of the Kelowna Chiefs, who they play Friday at the Rutland Arena with top spot on the line. Their final game is at the Summerland Arena against the Osoyoos Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Steam coach John DePourcq said his team has won 12 of its last 13 games, including five in a row, and are 26-5-3 since early November. The Steam are led by one of the most exciting lines in the league, with Kienan Scott (31 goals, 55 points), Paulsen Lautard (23 goals, 55 points) and Daylan Robertson (23 goals, 54 points). Between the pipes, the Steam are led by Brett Huber with 19 wins and Penticton’s Darren Hogg with 11.

Dragons offer female hockey tryouts

The Penticton Dragons female hockey team is hosting a tryout for players born from 2004 to 2009. This is an opportunity for girls to discover how much fun the game can be. Beginning skaters and players of all levels are welcome. Full gear is required including a hockey helmet with cage, stick, skates and gloves. If someone needs to borrow equipment, they are encouraged to contact Barb Main at The tryouts are March 6 at Memorial Arena at 6:15 p.m. and April 2 at the Okanagan Hockey School Training Centre at 6:15 p.m.

Masters curling championship

Summerland Curling Club hosted the Zone 3 B.C. Interior Masters 70-plus men’s championship Feb. 17-18. Four teams competed, including one from Osoyoos, Summerland and two from Kelowna. The rink of Dale Abrey, Ron Robinson, Larry Gabelman and Ferris Bromley will now play for the provincial championship in Salmon Arm Feb.25-30 after winning the double knockout format event.

Slo-pitch league seeking teams, players

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.


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