The KIJHL playoff series between the Kamloops Storm and North Okanagan Knights is tied 2-2 after the Knights scored a 3-0 victory in Game 4 in Armstrong on Tuesday evening.
The Knights had won 3-2 on Monday.
Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday, 7 p.m., at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Game 6 will be in Armstrong on Friday, with Game 7, if necessary, to be played at the Sport Centre, likely on Saturday.
Princeton’s Cory Hochhausen and Bryce Koch scored second-period goals on Tuesday, and Mateja Leko iced it with a third-period score.
North Okanagan fired 39 shots on Storm goaltender Marcus Beesley.
Dustin Nikkel made 21 saves in the shutout.
On Monday, the Knights outshot the Storm 27-19 and went 2-for-12 on the power play.
Tanner Burns scored a power-play goal for North Okanagan at 9:52 of the first period, but Kamloops’ Tyler Jackson tied the game with a power-play goal of his own 1:35 later.
The Knights once again scored a power-play goal right near the middle of the second period, with Hochhausen doing the damage, and Jackson again had a reply — this time it was an even-strength goal 1:41 after the Knights’ goal.
Brett Hawrys broke the tie with 40 seconds remaining in the second period. Nikkel made 17 saves for the Knights, seven fewer than Beesley.