Park and McKinley Provide Late Game Heroics!

It took five attempts this season, but the Osoyoos Coyotes finally beat the league-leading Princeton Posse.  

Zach Park (pictured above) scored 1:32 into three-on-three, sudden death overtime to give the Coyotes a 4-3 victory, Tuesday night in Princeton.

Osoyoos led 1-0 after the first on a Jack Henderson goal.

The Posse scored twice in the middle period, a little over three minutes apart, to go in front 2-1.  However, Ethan McKinley scored his first of two goals, on the powerplay, to even things at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

Just when it looked as though that result would hold up for overtime, Princeton tallied with only 2:10 remaining in regulation to pull ahead 3-2.

Not to be outdone, McKinley notched his second of the night at 19:09 of the third period, as goaltender Rhett Harkot sat on the bench in favour of an extra attacker, tying the game 3-3.

The Coyotes carried the momentum into three-on-three overtime at which point Park tallied the winner.

Ethan McKinley had two assists to go along with his two goals.  

Harkot was stellar in earning the netminding decision, turning aside 47 of the 50 shots he faced.  The Posse held a 50-42 shot advantage.

The two points move Osoyoos to within 10 points of Bill Ohlhausen Division leading Princeton, while still holding a pair of games in hand.  The loss snapped the Posse’s six game winning streak.  Meantime, the Coyotes have now won seven straight on the road.

The Osoyoos Coyotes visit Grand Forks on Saturday night (January 7th), before hosting North Okanagan, Sunday afternoon (January 8th) at 4:05 at the Oliver Arena.