The Kelowna Chiefs head into the Christmas break with a much-needed boost after edging the Sicamous Eagles 7-6 in overtime Sunday at Rutland Arena.
It was the Chiefs third KIJHL game in as many nights and ended a two-game slide.
Joel Scrimbit notched the game winner at 1:59 of the second extra period.
Jonathan Lee paced the Chiefs attack with two goals and two assists, while Ryan Lawson had a goal and two assists and Luke Kaleniuk added three assists.
Both teams have been sneaking a look ahead to Christmas, as Kelowna outshot the Eagles 63-48 in a wide open affair.
The Chiefs were coming off back-to-back losses—2-1 on Friday at home to Summerland, and 4-0 to the Storm Saturday in Kamloops.
Kelowna won just two of seven games in December.
The Chiefs (17-14-2-1) sit third in the Okanagan Division, six points back of the Steam.
Kelowna returns to action Saturday, Jan. 2 at home to the Princeton Posse. Game time at Rutland Arena is 7 p.m.