The North Okanagan Knights, 5-2 winners over the Osoyoos Coyotes Nov. 16 in Armstrong, hope for a repeat performance tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) as they host the Desert Dogs in KIJHL action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. (Tanya Seibel Photo)

The North Okanagan Knights, 5-2 winners over the Osoyoos Coyotes Nov. 16 in Armstrong, hope for a repeat performance tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) as they host the Desert Dogs in KIJHL action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. (Tanya Seibel Photo)

UPDATE: Osoyoos Coyotes score 4-3 victory over North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - winning goal comes midway through the third period Tuesday, Dec. 13

UPDATE Wednesday, Dec. 14, 9:52 a.m.

Ehtan McKinley’s goal at 11:55 of the third period lifted Osoyoos to a 4-3 win over the Knights.

The Coyotes (15-7-3-0) now have a four-point lead on third place North Okanagan (14-12-1-0) in the Bill Ohlhausen Division.

The game was tied 2-2 after the first period and Osoyoos took a 3-2 lead into the third.

Ethan O’Rourke’s third goal of the game, on a powerplay, tied the game for the Knights at 6:44.

Jack Henderson, Payton McDonald-Corea and Coletyn Boyarski had the other goals for Osoyoos while Carter Yarish chipped in three assists.

Kenny Gerow picked up the win in goal for Osoyoos, making 35 saves while Austin Seibel made 40 stops for North Okanagan.

North Okanagan will close out the first half of the schedule Saturday, Dec. 17, with its annual Teddy Bear Toss game, with the Posse being the visitors.

Fans are asked to bring a stuffed toy for charity and toss onto the ice after the Knights’ opening goal of the game.

ORIGINAL STORY

The North Okanagan Knights can move into a second-place tie with Osoyoos as they entertain the Coyotes tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 13) in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Both teams have 14 wins on the season (North OK, 14-11-1-0; Osoyoos, 14-7-3-0) but the Coyotes have played two fewer games and have two more points (31-29).

Osoyoos trails the Bill Ohlhausen Division-leading Princeton Posse (18-4-1-3) by nine points. The Posse, owners of the league’s best record, host the fifth-place Kelowna Chiefs Tuesday.

The Knights are four points ahead of the idle fourth-place Summerland Steam.

The Coyotes have won two of three meetings with North Okanagan this season, both on home ice; a 7-2 decision Oct. 19, and a 6-5 victory Nov. 27. The Knights were 5-2 winners in Armstrong Nov. 16.

The Knights and Osoyoos have each won four of its last five games.

North Okanagan will close out the first half of the schedule Saturday, Dec. 17, with its annual Teddy Bear Toss game, with the Posse being the visitors.

Fans are asked to bring a stuffed toy for charity and toss onto the ice after the Knights’ opening goal of the game.

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