It’s not the type of game a season high crowd of 401 was hoping to see as the Coyotes appeared quite disinterested in dropping a 7-3 decision to the Kamloops Storm, Friday night at the Sun Bowl Arena.
While Osoyoos seemed engrossed in trying to prevent more injuries with the playoffs quickly approaching, Kamloops had a goal of edging closer to securing home ice for the opening round of the post season.
The Coyotes trailed 3-1 after one and 4-1 early in the second period. However, a Joe Davidson marker, his second of the game and Coletyn Boyarski just 19-seconds later, gave Osoyoos life, trailing just 4-3 entering the third.
Unfortunately, the Storm dominated the final 20 minutes, scoring three unanswered goals and outshooting the Coyotes 15-3. Shoots were a lopsided 43-22 in favour of Kamloops.
Rhett Harkot absorbed the loss in net. Ethan McKinley had a pair of assists to move into the team scoring lead, one point ahead of Jack Henderson, who was being rested.
Also missing from the line-up were the suspended Carter Yarish and Austin Rampone, an injured Zach Park, as well as Hunter Harwood, given the night off.
Osoyoos concludes the regular season Saturday night (Feb. 11th) in Revelstoke.
The Coyotes open a Bill Ohlhausen Division Best-of-Seven, Semi-Final Playoff Series against North Okanagan next Friday night (Feb. 17th) in Osoyoos, beginning at 7:35.