It’ll be a tale of two coaches this evening — one returning a second time to an arena where he coached for seven years, the second sitting the game out.
The Osoyoos Coyotes (12-16-2-1) tonight host the Kelowna Chiefs to open the 2019 portion of their KIJHL season.
Game time at Sun Bowl Arena is 7:35 p.m.
The match brings the return of Ken Law, now enjoying with the Chiefs (28-1-1-2) the success he brought to Osoyoos over seven seasons before he and the Coyotes parted ways last spring.
But sitting this one out will be his successor, Mark Chase, who is wrapping up a three-game suspension delivered after the Coyotes lost 2-1 to 100 Mile House Dec. 15.
“I have them until an hour before puck drop then Dean (Maynard) has the bench,” said Chase. “I’ll prepare the players the same way we usually do prior to a game off-ice.”
The Yotes come into tonight’s game on a four-game stumble, having lost to Castelgar and Kimberley during the College Showcase series in Kamloops last week.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, are riding a six-game winning streak that includes a 5-2 triumph over the Coyotes Dec. 14 in Kelowna.
The teams met in Osoyoos Sept. 14, Kelowna winning 2-1.
Tonight’s game is sponsored by the Osoyoos Elks Lodge.