Home & Home Success

Written By Scott Roblin, okotoksonline.com

In Game One of the home and home series, the Oilers dominated the Eagles for 60 minutes, cruising to a 6-0 victory.

Tanner Ockey got the scoring started less than 7:00 into the opening frame off a pass from defenseman Darian Henry to make it 1-0. Just over two minutes later, Okotoks kept the goals coming with an Eric Krienke marker following multiple attempts to clear the zone by Canmore.

Exactly 8:00 into the 2nd period, a Henry floater from the point would find its way past Eagles goalie Ryan Ferguson to extend the lead to 3-0. Before the period's end Okotoks would put the game out of reach with a shorthanded tally from Mitch Collett with 4:41 left in the 2nd.

In the 3rd period, forward Frankie Spellman picked up his 11th of the season on the powerplay to give the Oilers a 5-0 lead. With under 2:00 to play, Ockey would ice it with his second of the game.

Okotoks netminder Nic Renyard stopped all 20 shots he faced to pick up his fifth shutout of the season. Renyard also etched his name in the Oilers record books, as the Victoria, B.C. native broke Brad Eidsness' single season shutout record held since 2007.

On Saturday night, the Oilers continued their winning ways with a thrilling 3-2 victory in overtime in Canmore.

Ockey continued his torrid pace this weekend, notching the first goal of the game late in the 1st period on the powerplay.

Canmore would get their first goal of the weekend early in the 2nd period, with a Ryley Risling powerplay marker to tie the game up at 1-1. Close to 7:00 into the period, the Eagles would jump out ahead thanks to powerplay goal from Connor Wilson.

The Oilers would have the game tied before the end of the frame though, as Collett would get his 11th of the campaign from Carson Beers and Kyle Krabben.

The game would remain tied at 2-2 into overtime, where Rhett Gardner would take advantage of a late Eagles penalty and score the game winner 0:43 into the extra period.

With the wins, the Oilers remain locked into 3rd place in the AJHL's South Division, with the Drumheller Dragons trailing by four points.

Okotoks will try to widen the gap on Tuesday night, as the Olds Grizzlys visit Pason Centennial Arena for a mid-week contest. Game time is set for 7:00.