Posted on 07 March 2013 by Richard McGuire
The Osoyoos Coyotes gave their head coach Ken Law a nice 56th birthday present Wednesday night scoring a 2-1 win over the Kelowna Chiefs to tie the series at one game each.
It was a low-scoring game with few shots on goal and few penalties as both teams played cautiously.
Nick Josephs opened the scoring for Kelowna 90 seconds into the game on an unassisted goal and the Chiefs led through most of the first period even though the Coyotes outshot them 18-9.
With 3:47 remaining in the first period, Evan Last scored an unassisted goal for the Coyotes to tie the game 1-1.
Just over five minutes into the second period, Hunter Behrens scored the game winner with Rory Neary getting the assist.
The remainder of the game was scoreless, even with the Chiefs pulling goalie Tyler O’Donnell for the last minute to gain an extra attacker.
With the Okanagan Division final series now tied 1-1the teams return to the Rutland Arena in Kelowna Friday night at 7 p.m.
They return to Osoyoos and the Sun Bowl Arena Saturday for the fourth game starting at 7:35 p.m. and are then back in Kelowna Monday night.