BLACKFALDS, AB (October 1, 2022) — The Okotoks Oilers (4-3) rebounded from a narrow Showcase loss to Bonnyville on Friday, getting seven goals from seven goal scorers en route to a dominant 7-0 win over the Drayton Valley Thunder on Saturday afternoon.
Goaltender Parker Sawka (Cochrane, AB) shone in the win, stopping all 22 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season, as the Oilers outshot the Thunder 32-22 in the game.
Kade Turner (Calgary, AB) had the only goal of the first period as he drove to the front of the net and scored a point blank marker just 1:14 into the game. But the Oilers pulled away in earnest in the second, getting goals from Brody Spencer-Ha (Foothills County, AB) at 2:56, Nick Wolfenberg (Calgary, AB) at 6:17, Conyr Hellyer (Okotoks, AB) just 26 seconds later, and Connor Gourley (Calgary, AB) with just 13 seconds left in the period to take a 5 goal lead into the final intermission.
In the third, Jamie Weller (Calgary, AB) notched his first of the season just 2:21 in, before Sam Huck (Calgary, AB) capped off the scoring at 8:13 after winning a footrace with the Thunder goalie and depositing the puck into an open net to make it 7-0.
The Oilers will next head to Brooks on Friday night for the first of a home-and-home set with the Bandits, followed up with a Saturday night home matchup. Tickets are available online at tickets.okotoksoilers.ca.