The 100 Mile House Wranglers did not receive the Doug Birks Division Playoff Champions banner before the puck dropped on March 15 for the opening game of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Championships, starting at 7 p.m.
Coach Dale Hladun says the Summerland Steam is similar to the Wranglers in that they are big, physical team with two or three game-breakers.
However, Hladun adds the 100 Mile House goaltender tandem of Zane Steeves and Adam Derochie has the edge of the Steam goalies.
Game 2 is also at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre and then games 3 and 4 will be in Summerland on March 18 and 19.
If necessary, game 5 will be in 100 Mile House on March 21; game 6 in Summerland on March 22; and back home for game 7 on March 23.