Coyotes take overtime thriller from visiting Posse

Now that’s a Hollywood hockey script.

Give the away side an early lead, coming back and take a lead of your own, then build a little more excitement by allowing a late goal that sends the whole thing to overtime.

Finally, wrap it all up with a happy ending.

Carter Shannon’s goal just 11 seconds into overtime last night was the climax of a great bit of entertainment Saturday at the Sun Bowl featuring the visiting Princeton Posse and starring the host Osoyoos Coyotes.

For the record, the Yotes (20-8-1) prevailed 4-3, launching themselves back into a first-place tie with the Summerland Steam as the club breaks for Christmas.

Connor Onstein, Colin Bell and Hunter Johnson also scored for the Coyotes. Lane French replied with two goals for Princeton (14-12-1-4); Linden Gove added the third Posse tally.

Osoyoos led 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, Princeton 2-1 after two periods.

The match was marred by several bouts of fisticuffs and rough play in the second period, the two teams combining for 74 minutes in penalties in that period alone. That included four game misconducts.

The Coyotes return December 29 to do battle with the Steam.

At worst, the Coyotes will trail the Steam by just two points (with a game in hand) headed into that late-December game as Summerland has a chance to reclaim sole possession of top spot playing Tuesday against the Posse in Princeton.

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