Home ice proved to be the great equalizer for the Kelowna Chiefs.
Captain Brett Witala returned the lineup and had five points as the Chiefs downed the Osoyoos Coyotes 6-2 Saturday night in KIJHL playoff action at Rutland Arena.
Witala, who had a goal and four assists, was back with Kelowna after serving a two-game suspension for a check-from-behind major in Game 1.
Devin Sutton had two goals and two assists and Brody Dale added a goal and four points to help Kelowna even the best-of-seven Okanagan Division final at two games apiece.
Joseph McLeod stopped 37 shots for the Chiefs in front of 443 fans at Rutland Arena.
— Justin McCartney (@KChiefsVoice) March 11, 2018
After dropping the first two games of the series in Osoyoos, the Chiefs rebounded with back-to-back wins on home ice.
Game 5 of the series goes Monday night at the Sun Bowl, with Game 6 back in Kelowna on Tuesday night. Face off a Rutland Arena is 7 p.m.
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