Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Submitted by W. George Elliott - Similkameen News Leader
Submitted by W. George Elliott Copyright 2014 Similkameen News Leader Used by Permission
COYOTES CORRAL POSSE
Princeton Posse hosted Osoyoos Coyotes in a rare mid-week afternoon match December 17th at Princeton Arena. The first period was rather uneventful with just two penalties, one per side, and no scoring. The Coyotes changed that early in the second period scoring the first goal of the game at 15:22 (Brett Jewell from Cody Allen and Rainer Glimpel). Princeton responded less than a minute later with goal scored by Kurtis Klinger at 14:01. He had help from teammates Brandon Schaber and Konnar Dechaine. Aside from the fact that it was a tying goal, the most significant thing about the marker was that it represented Klinger’s 100th KIJHL point – all of them collected wearing a Princeton Posse jersey. It must have lit a fire deep inside his teammates as Princeton scored a go ahead goal at 5:19 (Brandon Schaber from Konnar Dechaine). The celebration was short-lived as Osoyoos took advantage of the party and crashed it with a tying goal at 4:27 (Blake Holowaty from Rory Neary) and then turned it into a 3-2 lead with an additional goal at 1:16 (Troy Maclise from Jackson DeMatos). The third period was filled with equal opportunities with shots on goal nearly identical in the 20-minute frame but Osoyoos found some extra strength at 10:13 scoring a short-handed goal (Jackson DeMatoes from Rory Neary). Final score: Osoyoos 4, Princeton 2. Shots on Goal: Osoyoos 31, Princeton 22. Both teams were unsuccessful on the power play with three attempts per side. Penalties in Minutes: Both teams matched 4 penalties for 8-minutes per side.