(Osoyoos leads series 2-0)
Another game of inches.
Corey Allen broke a 2-2 tie in the opening minute of the third period, and the Coyotes withstood more late pressure to hold serve on home ice.
The Rebels had enjoyed two leads, the first off a Spencer Brodt wrister 54 seconds in, the second on a nice cross-ice finish by Taylor Anderson in the middle frame.
Thierry Martine and Steve Sasyniuk replied for the Coyotes, the latter on one of three Osoyoos breakaways, two of which were stopped by Alex Ross.
Ross made 26 saves between the pipes for Castlegar, while Kyle Laslo stopped 23 shots.
Josh McGladery and Brock Anderson took part in a spirited third-period scrap too. The 18 year-old from Vancouver landed a few punches before Anderson got the takedown.
Again, a fairly even game, and it will be interesting to see how the series shift to the West Kootenay will affect the finals. Games 3 and 4 are Tuesday and Wednesday night at the Complex, and as has been the case lately, large crowds are expected on both nights. Hope to see you there!
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