Kaleb Comishin helped get the home side on the board then added the game winner as the Osoyoos Coyotes edged the Princeton Posse 2-1 Wednesday evening.
The win gives the Coyotes (23-8-1) a five-point lead over the idle Summerland Steam in the race for the KIJHL’s Okanagan-division regular season title.
The Posse (14-13-2-4) play in Summerland this evening.
Sent away on a partial break by Comishin, Jack McNamara scored his fourth goal of the season — and first as a Coyotes since joining the team from Revelstoke — to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead just over nine minutes into the first frame.
The tight game would remain that way until Comishin added his own marker with just under seven minutes remaining in the second period, scoring on the powerplay.
The Posse’s Nicholas Koch would finally solve Coyote netminder Liam Aitken midway through the third period, slapping hope a long rebound.
Aitken was stellar in this contest, stopping 38 of 39 Princeton shots. The Coyotes, by contrast, managed 38 shots on Posse goaltender Bobby Milligan.
About 300 spectators turned out for the odd Wednesday-evening contest.
The Coyotes next play Friday evening in Kelowna. The Yotes and Posse are back in action again the following Friday, this game also at the Sun Bowl.