Oilers looking ahead to bright future

Okotoks well positioned for strong 2013-14 season

By Remy Greer, Okotoks Western Wheel


Fall can’t come soon enough for the Okotoks Junior A Oilers.

Still feeling the burn of agonizingly missing out on making the franchise’s first trip to the Alberta Junior Hockey League final, the Oilers are already planning for a return trip to the postseason dance next season.

“We were very close to having a championship type year and the biggest thing for the guys coming back is learning what it takes to be successful,” said Oilers head coach James Poole. “Sometimes they say you have to lose first before you can learn how to win and hopefully we can draw upon that and next year it will make us a better team.”

Co-captain Robbie Fisher said the experience of going on a deep playoff run in two series that went the distance will be invaluable going forward.

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