The North Okanagan Knights rallied in the third period and scored four unanswered goals to beat the Osoyoos Coyotes 4-2.
Who would’ve thought that after trailing after two periods the North Okanagan Knights would have scored four straight goals to upset the Osoyoos Coyotes at the Sun Bowl Arena last night. Well it happened and what a turn of events for the Knights who were searching to find some offensive. Up until the third period the Knights were held off the score sheet for five straight periods against the Coyotes.
At 16:54 of the third period, Trent Redschlag scored the Knights first goal with a shot from the point to get them on the score board. Assists go out to Dallas Keller and Mitch Cobbett.
One minute and nine seconds later Ryan Moon scored to tie the game 2-2. The goal was assisted by Cam Welch.
One minute and twenty three seconds after they tied the game, they took the lead with Jack Berger scoring the go ahead goal. Assists go out to Graham Watkins and Patrick Nicholson.
The Knights put extreme pressure on the Coyotes with a powerful fore-check and a smothering blanket in the neutral zone to eliminate their time and space frustrating them.
At the 6:07 mark, Mitchell Lukacs scored the dagger goal to ice the game. Assists go out to Mitchell Cobbett and Brady Marzocco.
Osoyoos out shot North Okanagan 47-44 on the night.
Daniel Paul played a stellar game turning away 47 of 49 shots. He posted a 95.9% save percentage.
With the Knights win and the Princeton Posse loss to Kelowna, the Knights are now 10 points up on the Posse for the last and final play-off position in the Okanagan/Shuswap division.
Next action for the Knights is Friday, January 22nd when they travel to Kamloops to take on the Storm. Game time is 7:00 pm.