Jake Newton’s goal 7:09 into the opening period of Game 2 between the Osoyoos Coyotes and Penticton Lakers in the Kootenay International Hockey League playoffs was all the visiting team needed to clinch a victory.
The Coyotes defeated the Lakers 6-0 to take a 2-0 series lead at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Other scorers for the Coyotes were Thierry Martine with two, C.J. Kort, Stefan Jensen and Mark Miller. Kyle Laslo made 21 saves for the Coyotes while Lakers goalie Jessie Gordichuk turned aside 32 shots. Game 3 is at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday, then returns to Osoyoos for Game 4 on Saturday.