Osoyoos Coyotes are on the road today, travelling up the valley for a date with the Sicamous Eagles this evening.
On paper, the match appears to have little significance in the KIJHL universe: the Coyotes (1-9-1) are last in the Okanagan division and Sicamous (3-7-2-1) is struggling in the Doug Birks.
But for both clubs, this is a biggie. Each comes into the game looking to build momentum.
The Coyotes want to rebound from a 9-0 loss in Kelowna Tuesday evening, their goal to return to the style of play that earned them a 2-2 draw against Summerland last Saturday evening.
Sicamous, meanwhile, is coming off a pair of home-and-home losses to the Chase Heat last weekend. The Heat, by the way, were winless until they met up with the Eagles.
The game is just the second this season the Yotes have played against a KIJHL opponent with a sub-500 record — the other being Grand Forks.
Game time in Sicamous is 7 p.m.
Elsewhere in the division, Summerland (6-6-1) is in Spokane, the Princeton Posse (6-4) host the Columbia Valley Rockies and the North Okanagan Knights (2-7-0-1) host the Revelstoke Grizzles. Kelowna has the night off.
Saturday, the Coyotes are home to play the Rockies, leaders of the Kootenay Conference’s Eddie Mountain division.