Two months ago just prior to the start of the BCHL season, Steve Myland could not have anticipated what was to come. He was entering his second year in goal with the Warriors after putting up pretty good numbers with West Kelowna in 2012-13 going 6-3 with a 2.63 GAA and a .919 save percentage. But it took just one appearance in net, and a game to forget at that, for the Warriors to cut Myland loose. In fact his second season with West Kelowna lasted a mere 22 minutes.
It was a tough go to be sure for the 19-year old Surrey native who went down to Junior B hoping for a phone call. That call came soon after as Bobby Henderson brought Myland in with James Barr on the IR.
Since his first start with the Rivermen in Port Alberni September 28th, Myland has gone 4-2-1 with a 2.18 GAA and a very impressive .928 save percentage. In his last four games he has allowed just seven goals against with a .942 SVP. Not bad, not bad at all. Myland is certainly enjoying a second chance in the BCHL with the Rivermen and the opportunity to play so close to home. And from the Rivermen’s perspective, they’re certainly glad to have him.