Osoyoos has certainly coined the phrase ‘home ice advantage.’ The Coyotes won their 15 straight game at the Sun Bowl Arena, defeating the Kelowna Chiefs 5-3 on Friday night.
Trailing on three different occasions, the Coyotes scored three unanswered third period goals for their league leading 24th win to go along with 53 points.
Ethan Floris (1G/1A) tied the game 3-3 on a powerplay, 1:19 into the third. Evan Dean’s unassisted effort with just 3:43 remaining in regulation time proved to be the game winner, followed by a Jack Henderson empty net goal. Henderson also tallied back in the first period, with Crae Dawson scoring in the second while on the man advantage.
Osoyoos outshot Kelowna 33-20, including 11-3 in the third period, a time when the Coyotes usually begin to pull way from their opponent.
The once a season game at the Oliver Arena is Sunday, January 16th at 1:35 pm against the North Okanagan Knights.