It was the kind of game you wake up the day after and just want to forget.
Osoyoos Coyotes certainly want to forget the 7-2 drubbing they took last night at the hands of the Summerland Steam.
With first place in the division on the line.
The game certainly started the way the Coyotes wanted. Right off the opening faceoff, Ryan Roseboom, Colin Bell and Austin Cleaver went to work, notching Roseboom’s eighth goal of the season just 21 seconds in.
That 1-0 lead would hold up for Osoyoos through the next 13 minutes until the Storm’s Cole Williams scored on the powerplay to tie it.
Summerland would score two goals — by Andrew York and Calvin Hadley — midway through the second period to take a 3-1 lead before Kaleb Comishin brought the Yotes close with a goal late in the frame.
From there it was all Summerland.
The Steam added four more goals in the third period — including one on the powerplay and one shorthanded — to rout the Yotes.
The loss was the worst Osoyoos has suffered on home ice since the Steam pulled a 5-0 trick at the Sun Bowl during the playoffs last March. It was also the second in as many nights — the Yotes dropped a 3-2 decision to North Okanagan Friday evening in Armstrong.
Osoyoos did manage to out-shoot the Steam 40-38. Summerland was two-for-three on the powerplay; the Coyotes were zero-for-zix.
The Coyotes play in Kelowna Friday, then host Princeton Saturday evening.