Osoyoos captain comes through
as Yotes quiet Storm

Apparently being on the road isn’t that big a deal for the Osoyoos Coyotes.

The Yotes, who don’t play in the friendly confines of Sun Bowl Arena until September 24, scored a 3-1 win over the host Kamloops Storm Friday evening to move their Okanagan-division record to 2-0.

stone_daniel_16_17“It was a good back and forth game,” said Coyotes head coach Ken Law. “Both goaltenders played extremely well.

“We carried a lot of the play and had the better scoring chances.”

Coyotes captain Daniel Stone scored the game winner and added an assist and Carter Shannon set up two more goals to help Osoyoos extend its regular-season win streak to 14 games.

The Coyotes have not lost a KIJHL regular-season match since December 2015.

After a scoreless first period, Judd Repole put Osoyoos on top just under six minutes into the second frame with a powerplay marker.

Kamloops evened the score with 6:05 left in the second, Kole Comin also scoring on the powerplay.

Stone’s game winner came with 7:26 remaining in the game, again on the powerplay.

Colin Bell would add an empty netter in the final minute to seal the Coyote win.

Adam Jones stopped 32 of 33 Storm shots. The Coyotes put 48 shots on Aris Anagnostopoulos.

The Coyotes will lunch in Kamloops this afternoon before traveling to 100 Mile House, where they’ll have what is arguably their toughest test of the young season, playing the Cyclone Cup-champion Wranglers.

“We know they like to bang and make sure we’re ready for that. We want make sure we’re throwing our bodies around, too.

“We outhit Kamloops and that was a big difference.”

Game time this evening in 100 Mile House is 7 p.m.

The Wranglers played in Sicamous Friday evening, scoring a 7-2 decision.

In other KIJHL play involving Okanagan-division teams Friday evening, Kelowna Chiefs topped the Posse 4-3 in Princeton, North Okanagan lost 5-4 in overtime in Chase and Summerland beat the visiting Revelstoke Grizzlies 5-3.

Tonight Summerland is in Sicamous, Princeton travels to Kelowna and North Okanagan hosts Revelstoke.