Oilers to host Camrose in first round of playoffs

OKOTOKS, AB (March 6, 2023) — The Okotoks Oilers will host the Camrose Kodiaks in their AJHL first round best-of-seven playoff series, beginning Friday and Saturday night at home with Games 1 and 2.

Games 3 and 4 will be in Camrose on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a potential Game 5 back in Okotoks on Friday the 17th, Game 6 in Camrose on Sunday the 19th, and Game 7 in Okotoks on Tuesday the 21st.

All games in Okotoks will begin at 7:00 PM, with tickets available online at tickets.okotoksoilers.ca for Games 1 and 2 now.

Season ticket holders still have until Thursday to purchase their playoff packages; single-game offers for their tickets should be available soon as well.

All games of the series will be broadcast live on The Eagle 100.9 FM and OkotoksOnline.com, with pregame coverage starting 15 minutes before puck drop each night.

It will be the eighth time in franchise history that the two teams have met in the playoffs, and the first time since the 2019 AJHL South semifinal, which Okotoks won in 6 games. Of the seven prior meetings, Okotoks has won 4 (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019) and Camrose has won 3 (2010, 2011, 2016).

In the regular season, Okotoks won 5 of the 6 meetings between the two teams, three of which were one-goal wins and one of which was a 4-3 overtime thriller on October 15th. Okotoks forward Conyr Hellyer (Okotoks, AB) led the season series with five goals and three assists, while Nathan Sullivan, Owen Dean, and Carson Brisson all had four points against Okotoks to lead their team.