December 10, 2014 - 2:04 PM
Despite a comeback in the third period, the Kelowna Chiefs were unable to secure a victory over the Summerland Steam.
On Tuesday, the Steam made their first visit to Rutland Arena this season where they defeated the Chiefs 3-2. Cole Woodliffe of the Steam scored two goals before Austin Dorn netted the Chiefs first of the game with 3:20 remaining in the second period.
Dylan Jamieson and Anthony Ruggiero picked up the assists.
Dakota Kittle tied things up in the third at 12:19 but Lathan McKinney went on to net the Steam’s final goal, making the game 3-2 in favour of Summerland.
The game marked newcomer goaltender Brady Lenardon’s first home ice start for the Chiefs. He helped lead the Chiefs to a 3-1 victory over the Chase Heat on Saturday, December 6th in his first game with the team. The Kelowna native was acquired last week during a goalie swap with the North Okanagan Knights. The Chiefs sent Josh Shank in return as part of the deal.
Tuesday also marked another trade for the Kelowna Chiefs. The team released 20-year-old Austin Braid and signed Carter Melnyk from Columbia Valley. Braid was acquired from the Kamloops Storm this season and played a total of 17 games with the Chiefs, collecting two goals and three assists.
Up next for the Kelowna Chiefs is a road game against the North Okanagan Knights on Friday, December 12th followed by their second last home game before the Christmas break on Saturday, December 13th when Osoyoos visits Rutland Arena.
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