For years, the Osoyoos Coyotes dominated the Princeton Posse. However, that trend has taken a sudden turn. Friday night in Osoyoos, the league-leading Posse thumped the Coyotes 6-2, before a season high crowd of 365.
Princeton built a 2-0 first period lead and took a 3-1 advantage into the dressing room after 20 minutes.
The two teams traded goals in the second, but a third period featuring two unanswered Posse markers and just five shots on net from Osoyoos, left the outcome in little doubt.
Ethan McKinley and Jack Henderson each had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who actually outshot Princeton 35-29. Kenny Gerow, who has definitely struggled in his last two starts, suffered the defeat between the pipes.
The loss snaps a six game winning streak, with Osoyoos having dropped all four games against the Posse so far this season. Hopes of catching front running Princeton for first place in the Bill Ohlhausen Division have pretty much disappeared. The Coyotes now trail the Posse by 11 points, while still having played two fewer games.
The second half of a home-and-home goes Tuesday night in Princeton.