|21-10-0-0-1, 43 PTS||RECORD||23-7-0-0-1, 47 PTS|
|11-2-0-0-1||HOME / AWAY
|7-2-0-0-1||LAST 10 GAMES||8-2-0-0-0|
|2ND, OKANAGAN DIVISION||DIVISION RANK||1ST, OKANAGAN DIVISION|
|.672% (t-6th, KIJHL)||WIN %||.758% (3rd, KIJHL)|
3.31 GF PER GM (10th, KIJHL)
3.97 GF PER GAME (3rd, KIJHL)
2.19 PER GM (3rd, KIJHL)
2.10 GA PER GAME (1st, KIJHL)
|17/145; 11.72% (15th, KIJHL)
HOME: 7/49 ; 14.29% (15th, KIJHL)
|POWERPLAY %||OVERALL: 30/162 ; 18.52% (7th, KIJHL)
ROAD: 14/83; 16.87% (t-6th, KIJHL)
|157/176; 89.20% (3RD, KIJHL)
HOME: 60/69; 86.96% (10th, KIJHL)
|PENALTY KILL %||OVERALL: 106/131; 81.68% (18th, KIJHL)
ROAD: 44/62 ; 70.97% (19th, KIJHL)
18G + 22A = 40 PTS
15G + 15A = 30 PTS
- Both teams come together for the fist time in a little over a month, with the last meeting being a 5-2 Osoyoos victory with 2 empty net goals on November 28.
- Summerland will embark on their post christmas schedule without Goaltender Jake Mullen for the first three games post-break as he sits a suspension for a Match Penalty incurred with :11 seconds left in their last game prior to the break.
- In that game against the Kelowna Chiefs on December 18, Summerland picked up a 2-1 win despite being without Riley Pettitt, Jack Mills and Jarrett Malchow. All are figured to be ready to play vs the Coyotes on Tuesday night.
- Still sticking with that December 18 win over the Kelowna Chiefs, in my opinion, Steam captain Paulsen Lautard played one of his best games of the season. He had a goal called off early and after that he recorded an assist and was a physical presence (and a threat on offense) all night.
- Summerland will play Osoyoos three times in the next 13 days, starting with a home and home tonight and tomorrow.
- If they want to be successful, as always, Summerland needs to steer clear of the penalty box. They’ve been killing penalties at an alarming rate lately, and sit 3rd in the league in the category.
- Having said that, Osoyoos’ PP has been Summerland’s kryptonite of late, as has been well documented. As a unit, the ‘Yotes PP is 7/18 in the three games the two teams have played so far.
- If Summerland wants to be VERY successful in these games, the best way to do that is going to be to keep their feet moving and force the ‘Yotes to take a few penalties on their own.
- The PK seems to be the only glaring weakness for an otherwise stellar Coyotes team. Their PK sits 18th overall in the 20 team KIJHL and 19th when killing penalties on the road.
- The teams are separated by just 4 points at the top of the Okanagan Division. Both will come in with some emotion and some urgency, and it’s going to come down to who handles it best.
- Puck drop goes at 7:30 from the Summerland Arena. If you can’t join us in the rink, be sure to join us on the webcast as well as on twitter.
- If you’re joining the webcast, make sure to fire it up early. We’ll have full pre-game from the Summerland Arena, complete with (hopefully) interviews with both coaches starting at 7:15.