Their 71st shot on goal was Tyler Badger’s game winner at 2:29 of overtime, giving the Coyotes a 4-3 victory over North Okanagan, Saturday night in Armstrong.
It wouldn’t have even got to that point without the outstanding netminding of Jake Dubinsky, who made 67 saves as Osoyoos outshot the Knights 71-42 in an obviously offensive-minded affair.
Noah Eisenhut, Ryan Bester and Jack Henderson scored for the Coyotes in regulation time. Crae Dawson chipped in with a pair of assists.
Osoyoos trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes and 2-1 entering the third, but in this case the shots do tell the story as the Coyotes controlled the majority of play.
The win gives Osoyoos 51 points and a seemingly insurmountable 17 point lead over Kelowna atop the Bill Ohlhausen Division. Remarkably, there are only two games through their first 30 in which the Coyotes haven’t managed at least one point and those were back-to-back losses in mid-November in Revelstoke and Sicamous respectively.
The Kelowna Chiefs visit the Sun Bowl on Friday, January 14th at 7:35 pm, before the North Okanagan Knights play the Yotes on Sunday, January 16th at 1:35 pm at the Oliver Arena.