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Mar 2013 06

Kelowna Chiefs Strike First in OT

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It took overtime, but the Kelowna Chiefs held serve on Tuesday night, winning Game One of their playoff series with the Osoyoos Coyotes after a goal by Nick Josephs in the extra frame.

The Chiefs would score the lone goal in the first period when Dylan Jamieson scored from Kirk Reeve and Scott Renner.

In the second the Coyotes would even the score eight minutes in on the power play.  Taylor Jordan found the back of the net on a feed from Garrett Kucher and Beau Browning.

The Chiefs would take the lead again before the end of the period when Renner picked up his second point with a goal on the power play.  Mitchell Barker and Braeden Hikickhi had the helpers. Chiefs had a slim 2-1 lead heading into the final period.

The Coyotes wasted little time tying the score again with Jordan scored his second of the night just a minute and a half into the third.  Kucher picked up another assist.

With five minutes to go the Chiefs would take their third lead after Brady Mende tickled the twine for his first from Kyle Clerke and Chase Astorino.  However they couldn’t hold the lead.  Three minutes later the Yotes would tie it again on a goal from Troy Maclise.

Overtime was needed.

Josephs would win it for the Chiefs at the 9:40 mark of the extra session with Jordan Salahor and Renner picking up the assists.

Tyler O’Donnell would record the win for the Chiefs making 24 saves, while Jessie Gordichuk suffers the loss making 27 saves.

This is the fourth win the Chiefs have had over the Coyotes in overtime this season.

The two clubs waste little time with Game 2 scheduled for Wednesday in Osoyoos.

Photo courtesy of Ken Reid, the official RyanWatters.ca photographer.


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