Oilers ring in the New Year in style

Western Wheel January 6, 2015    By:  Remy Greer


The Okotoks Oilers resolved to simplify their game in the new year and it’s already bearing fruit.

Okotoks edged Canmore 3-2 Saturday at Pason Centennial Arena to spark a home-and-home sweep over the Eagles and solidify third spot in the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s South Division.

“It’s our first game back after a long break and we just wanted to keep it simple out there, stick to our brand of hockey,” said Oilers captain Connor Chambers. “I think we did a pretty good job of just making the smart plays, not trying to do too much out there and finding a way to get the W.”

The captain had his fingerprints all over the important divisional triumph.

Chambers opened the scoring with a seeing-eye point shot on the powerplay midway through the first period before impressive Eagles rookie Adam Tisdale evened the contest with a spinning shot past Okotoks’ Riley Morris.