Chiefs in Grand Forks

Following a six-day break, the Kelowna Chiefs will play the last of five straight road games when they return to KIJHL action Saturday night in Grand Forks against the Border Bruins.

Following a six-day break, the Kelowna Chiefs will play the last of five straight road games when they return to KIJHL action Saturday night in Grand Forks against the Border Bruins.

Then on Sunday, the Chiefs will be back at home to take on the Kamloops Storm in a 6 p.m. face off at Rutland Arena.

Kelowna (21-19-1-2) leads the Storm by a point for third overall in the Okanagan/Shuswap Confernce

Kelowna is coming off an 8-3 loss to the Rebels last Saturday in Castlegar.

Prior to that, the Chiefs had won three in a row over Penticton, North Okanagan and Nelson. In Friday’s victory 8-6 over the Leafs, Colten DeFrias paced the attack with a hat trick, while captain Dane Rupert added a goal and three assists.

OC Coyotes…

The Okanagan Coyotes hung tough with the leaders in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League thanks a pair of home-ice wins over the weekend.

OC (11-4-1) is tied for second spot with Simon Fraser, and just a single point back of Thompson Rivers for first place.

On Friday at Memorial Arena, Brady Mason scored twice and Brock Munro had four points as the Coyotes downed Selkirk College 6-0. Adam Butler stopped 19 shots for the shutout.

On Saturday, OC whipped Trinity Western 8-3.

The Coyotes next league action is Feb. 4 at home to Simon Fraser and Saturday against Fraser Valley.

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