The Summerland Atomic Fireball Jets Atom House Team is off to a strong start with a 2-0 record on Friday.
The Atomic Fireballs, sponsored by McDonalds, travelled to Penticton to take on Penticton #3 Atom House team.
Opening the scoring in the first period for Summerland was Amy Berekoff with a pass from Josh Newton.
Penticton answered right back.
With seven minutes left to play in the first period, Ethan Dunley-Owen put Summerland ahead.
It was a back and forth match and in the second period, Penticton scored twice to put it at 3-3 tie.
Heading into the third period, the Summerland Atomic Fireball’s Sam Fortin popped the go-ahead goal at the 13:36 mark, with the assist from Ethan Dunley-Owen.
Penticton got the puck back in a mad scramble in front of Summerland’s net to once again tie it up.
With minutes left, Holden Girard went end to end with a great shot to put the Summerland Atomic Fireballs ahead 5-4.
The Penticton team pulled their goalie but could not answer back.
Sheldon Biggley made some really great saves for Summerland, with the whole team playing well.
The Atomic Fireballs have a team award for each game called the heart and hustle award.
It is an award giving to the individual player who shows heart and hustle each time he or she is out on the ice, and for this game the heart and hustle award went to Roan McKelvie who had an outstanding game.
On Saturday, the team traveled to West Kelowna to take on the West Kelowna Titans.
Summerland finished on top for the 10-6 win with a lot of scoring.
Morgan Gove and Sam Fortin led the team with a hat trick each.
Adding to the scoring were Carson Hoey, Kaylee Bird, Tyler Algar and Dunley-Owen scoring each with one.
Branden Tulkaluk and Biggley shared the net, with both goalies making great saves to help the team with the win.
The Atomic Fireballs team were skating well again and making those passes count.
The heart and hustle award went to Tulkaluk, who started in net for the Fireballs and made some nice glove hand saves and was a firecracker in both games this weekend.