Osoyoos Coyotes
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City Osoyoos, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Okanagan/Shuswap
Division Okanagan
Founded 2010 (2010)–11
Home arena Osoyoos Sunbowl Arena
Colors Sedona red, black, desert sand and white
                   
General manager Mark Chase (2018-19)
Head coach Mark Chase (2018-19)

Website
www.osoyooscoyotes.com
Franchise history
2010-present Osoyoos Coyotes

The Osoyoos Coyotes are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). They play their home games at Osoyoos Sunbowl Arena.

History[edit | edit source]

In the 2010-11 season, the Coyotes first in the KIJHL, the team finished with a record of 42-2-2-4 (90 pts.), winning the league's regular season title. In the 2010-11 KIJHL playoffs the Coyotes defeated the Penticton Lakers 4-0 in the Division Semifinals, defeated the Kelowna Chiefs 4-0 in the Division Finals, defeated the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-2 in the Conference Finals, and in the KIJHL Championship Finals the Coyotes defeated the Castlegar Rebels 4-2. Then the Coyotes went into the 2011 Cyclone Taylor Cup. The following season, the Coyotes finished first in the Okanagan Division again, with a record of 31-18-1-2, but lost in the first round to the Kelowna Chiefs. In 2012-13, the Coyotes finished third in the Okanagan Division, with a record of 28-17-0-7, losing in the third round, the Conference finals, to the North Okanagan Knights. The following season the Coyotes finished third again, with a record of 29-22-0-1, and made it to the Conference final again, losing to the Kamloops Storm. In 2014-15, the Coyotes would finish first in the Okanagan Division for the first time in three years, and defeated Princeton and Summerland in the playoffs, before falling again to the Storm. In 2015-16, the Coyotes won the league's regular season title again, with a record of 41-9-1-1, and defeated the North Okanagan Knights in the first round.

In 2016-17, the Coyotes won their division, and defeated the Knights again in the first round. They would defeat the Summerland Steam in the second round, and advance to play the Chase Heat. In the series against Chase, the Coyotes won the first two games in the best-of-five series, and led Game 3 (in which a Coyotes win would clinch the series) until Chase player Kolten Moore tied the game with 3 seconds left in the third period, and Chase would win in overtime.[1] The Coyotes then took a 1-goal lead deep into the third period, but suffered a similar fate, as Michael Fidanza tied the game for Chase with only 1 second remaining in the game, and the Heat would again prevail in overtime.[2] The Coyotes would then drop Game 5, losing the series and being eliminated. Chase would lose in a series sweep to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the league finals.[3]

Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Records as of March 5, 2016.[4][5]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2010-11 50 42 2 2 4 90 257 110 1st, Okanagan KIJHL Champions, 4-2 (Rebels)
2011-12 52 31 18 1 2 65 244 172 1st, Okanagan Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Chiefs)
2012-13 52 28 17 0 7 63 205 193 3rd, Okanagan Lost in Conference Finals, 3-4 (Knights)
2013-14 52 29 22 0 1 59 203 180 3rd, Okanagan Lost in Conference Finals, 3-4 (Storm)
2014-15 52 42 7 2 1 87 239 116 1st, Okanagan Lost in Conference Finals, 1-4 (Storm)
2015-16 52 41 9 1 1 84 224 93 1st, Okanagan Lost in Division Finals, 2-4 (Steam)
2016-17 47 37 8 1 1 76 208 111 1st, Okanagan Lost in Division Finals, 2-3 Heat
2017-18 47 32 11 2 2 68 202 129 1st, Okanagan Lost in Conference Final, 3-4 Grizzlies
2018-19 52 42 7 2 1 87 239 116 4th Okanagan Lost in Division Semifinal, Chiefs
2019-20 49 9 37 1 2 21 126 233 5th of 5, Ohlhausen Did not qualify

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Records as of March 14, 2017.[6][7][8]

Season Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals KIJHL Championship
2010-11 W, 4-0, Penticton W, 4-0, Kelowna W, 4-2, Revelstoke W, 4-2, Castlegar
2011-12 L, 2-4, Kelowna
2012-13 W, 4-1, Princeton W, 4-2, Kelowna L, 3-4, North Okanagan
2013-14 W, 4-0, Kelowna W, 4-1, North Okanagan L, 1-4, Kamloops
2014-15 W, 4-1, Princeton W, 4-2, Summerland L, 1-4, Kamloops
2015-16 W, 4-0, North Okanagan L, 2-4, Summerland
2016-17 W, 4-0, North Okanagan W, 4-0, Summerland L, 2-3, Chase
2017-18 W, 4-0, Princeton W, 4-2, Kelowna L, 3-4, Revelstoke
2018-19 L, 0-4, Chiefs -- -- --
2019-20 Did not qualify

Cyclone Taylor Cup[edit | edit source]

Season Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2010–11 W, 3-0, Richmond

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


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