Four games into the young KIJHL regular season and the Osoyoos Coyotes have yet to score a powerplay goal.
The Yotes (1-3) had four more chances at the Sun Bowl Saturday evening in an 8-3 loss to the Revelstoke Grizzlies, running their anemic streak while enjoying a man-advantage to zero-for-23.
Things aren’t going much better when the team is at even-strength: the club has managed just nine goals in four games while giving up a combined 18.
Still, despite the shellacking Saturday, the Coyotes sit tied for third-place in the suddenly toothless Okanagan division. Only the Kelowna Chiefs, coached by former Coyote head coach Ken Law, have a winning record.
Saturday, the Grizzlies jumped to a 5-0 first-period lead before Ryan MacDonald finally got the homeside on the board just over a minute into the second frame.
It was 7-1 before Carter Shannon scored unassisted and Seth Kriese added a marker.
The Coyotes managed just 26 shots on goal — including only five in the first period — while giving up 45.
Daniel Paul took the loss for the Coyotes, giving up seven goals before being replaced by Bailey Monteith.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Young Coyotes this week.
Coach Mark Chase will take his 17 rookies to Summerland Friday evening before heading east to Grand Forks Saturday night.