Osoyoos Coyotes are on the road again this morning as they continue their four-game season-opening away schedule.
The Yotes are scheduled to play in Kamloops this evening against the Storm. They travel to visit the defending Cyclone Cup-champion Wranglers in 100 Mile House Saturday.
“It’s going to be a very good test,” said Osoyoos head coach Ken Law. “We’re coming up against two good teams.
“Kamloops has already proven they’re one of the top teams over there,” he said. “They’ve had two good starts, scored a lot of goals and didn’t allow a lot. They’ll be a tough team to play.”
The Storm have played two games at home, knocking off Fernie 6-0 opening night and following that up with a 7-3 win over Chase the following evening.
The Coyotes will overnight in Kamloops tonight, enjoy lunch and then travel to 100 Mile House for a 7 p.m. start against the Wranglers.
100 Mile House opened its season in Summerland, falling 7-2 to the Steam, then knocked off Princeton 6-4.
What might be considered a poor performance on the road for the Wranglers wasn’t without reason.
“100 Mile House didn’t have anybody in place when they played Summerland. They were playing with two vets in the line-up,” Law said. “They’ve got their guys back now — some of their 20s back from last year — and they’ll be a whole different team.”
The lone consolation for the Coyotes is 100 Mile House will also be on the road for a date tonight. The Wranglers play in Sicamous.
In other Okanagan Division games this evening, Summerland hosts Revelstoke, the North Okanagan Knights are in Chase and Princeton entertains the Kelowna Chiefs.
Osoyoos comes into tonight’s game riding a 13-game regular-season winning streak. The Yotes have not lost since December 2015.
The Coyotes finally get home to Sun Bowl Arena Sept. 24 for a second test against the Storm.