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Osoyoos Coyotes suffer 7-3 loss to Kamloops after two solid victories last week
The Osoyoos Coyotes suffered a 7-3 loss on home ice Saturday at the hands of the Kamloops Storm following a pair of victories last week.
Saturday’s game at the Sun Bowl Arena started with a seesaw scoring battle between the two teams in the first period.
Kamloops, however, added a goal in the second period and three in the third while the Coyotes failed to get any goals over the final 40 minutes of play.
Kamloops opened the scoring three minutes into the game, but Osoyoos came back to take a 2-1 lead on goals by Aaron Azevedo and Jackson DeMatos.
The Storm tied the score midway through the first period before the two teams scored a power play goal each near the end of the period.
Troy Maclise got the Osoyoos goal.
Kamloops outshot Osoyoos in all three periods.
Saturday’s game, however, was very different from the two previous ones where the Coyotes played strongly.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Coyotes humiliated the Princeton Posse 6-1 at the Sun Bowl.
This one wasn’t close as the Coyotes opened the scoring from five minutes into the game and added another one in the first period, before scoring three more goals in the second and one in the third.
The lone Princeton goal came on a power play in the second period.
Leading the goals for Osoyoos was captain Colin Chmelka, who opened the scoring in both the first and second periods and also added an assist in the third. Colten Braid, Luc Gradisar, Rory Neary and Cameron Dobransky all scored single markers for the Coyotes.
The Coyotes took a narrower victory Friday night in Armstrong against the North Okanagan Knights, winning 4-3 in overtime.
Although the Knights took the lead early on, Osoyoos outshot them significantly in every period.
The Knights scored two goals in the first period, with Chmelka getting the lone Osoyoos goal to end the period 2-1.
In the second period, the Knights took a power play goal late in the period to lead 3-1.
The Coyotes responded quickly with goals by Maclise and Bradley Williams to tie the game 3-3.
Neither team managed to score in the third period, sending the game into overtime.
With Ryley Booth of the Knights off for his second hooking penalty of the game, Dobransky scored the game winner just over two minutes into the extra frame.
The Coyotes play road games Friday and Sunday in Kelowna and Princeton, respectively.
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