Steelheads split weekend doubleheader

The team’s last home game is Jan. 25 when they take on the Terrace River Kings

You win some, you lose some.

That’s what happened to the Smithers Steelheads, who went 1-1 over a back-to-back home stretch last weekend.

Facing off against the Quesnel Kangaroos Saturday the boys got off to a good start, scoring three on goaltender Brandon Peacock in the first period from Eric Smith, Michael Lynch and Mark Arnold.

Quesnel added four in the second, including two from Lane van de Wetering, but it wouldn’t be enough to ward off the Steelheads, who added three of their own, including one from Arnold and headed into the last period with a one-goal lead.

The Steelheads added to the lead halfway through the third when Arnold would once again find the back of the net and complete the hat trick for the night.

READ MORE: Steelheads drop afternoon match to Rampage 7-3

The Kangaroos responded in kind a few minutes later, with Van de Wetering beating Steelheads goaltender Ty Hunter to get a hat trick of his own for the evening.

Up 7-6, Jonathan Creswell would net his second of the night with 18 seconds remaining to seal the deal for the home team with a final score of 8-6.

Hunter faced 56 shots, while the Steelheads pelted Peacock with 26.

It would be a short-lived celebration, however, with the Steelheads dropping the second game of the doubleheader 6-1 to the Williams Lake Stampeders on Sunday afternoon.

A lone goal by Arnold a little over halfway through the first period would stand as the only Steelhead mark of the night, with Stampeders goaltender Zach Straza stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced.

Heading into the second tied 1-1, the Stampeders found the back of the net three times in the first four minutes of the period.

Williams Lake added two more in the third to win by a final score of 6-1.

The split of the doubleheader brings the boys to a record of 4-9 for the season. With three games remaining in the regular season, the Steelheads are all but eliminated from the playoff picture. Mathematically they are still alive, but would have to win all of their remaining games and either the Stampeders or Kangaroos would have to lose the rest of theirs.

Next up for Smithers are the Wolverines in Hazelton this Friday. The final home game of the season is Jan. 25 when the Steelheads take on the Terrace River Kings. They will finish the season in Terrace against the River Kings Feb. 1.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


The Steelheads beat the Quesnel Kangaroos 8-6 Saturday but lost to the Williams Lake Stampeders (pictured) 6 -1 on Sunday. Their next game is on Friday against the Wolverines in Hazelton. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Just Posted

UPDATED: 12 Wet’suwet’en supporters arrested by VicPD

Protesters rallied against Coastal GasLink pipeline

Protesters block entrance to government building in support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation

A letter with four demands was delivered to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Indigenous LNG supporters chide human rights advocates over pipeline comments

Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected First Nation councils along the pipeline’s 670-kilometre path

B.C. premier talks forestry, service needs with handful of northern mayors in Prince George

Prince George meeting completes premier’s tour of Kitimat, Terrace, Fort St. James and Quesnel

Unist’ot’en requesting Environmental Assessment Office withhold CGL construction permits

The camp says CGL never mentioned healing centre in report to Environmental Assessment Office

VIDEO: Trudeau insists Iran respect families’ wishes when it comes to burials

All 176 people on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 were killed

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Prince Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Here is a list of some things you definitely should NOT do, according to the BBC

Harry and Meghan should cover their own security costs: NDP heritage critic

The prince, Meghan Markle and their eight-month-old son Archie are reportedly staying at a mansion near Victoria

Theo the 800-pound pig trimmed down and still looking for love on Vancouver Island

“He’s doing really well, lost quite a few pounds and can run now.”

Horgan unveils B.C. cabinet shuffle changes

Premier John Horgan has made three major changes to his cabinet

Dog reunited with Tofino owner, months after being taken from beach

Shannon Boothman ‘ecstatic’ at pet’s return after a tip leads to social media search

B.C.’s first ride-hailing app to launch in Tofino, Whistler in February

The Whistle! app will be available in Tofino on Feb.1 and in Whistler Feb. 6.

Most Read