Parker posts shutout, Oilers down Canucks 8-0 at home

OKOTOKS, AB (March 19, 2021) —   Brett Huxley (Calgary, AB) and Dean Spak (Calgary, AB) both scored their first AJHL goals, as goaltender Brady Parker (Calgary, AB) posted his third career shutout in an 8-0 win for the Okotoks Oilers (5-1) over the visiting Calgary Canucks at Pason Centennial Arena on Friday night.

The Oilers scored three times in the opening period, once in the second, and four more times in the third, going 3 for 5 on the powerplay and outshooting their opponents 40-30 in the dominant win.

Nolan Flint (Beaverlodge, AB) opened the offence 11:59 into the game with the eventual deciding goal, streaking into the Calgary zone along the left side and popping the water bottle behind Canuck goalie Sam Philpott with a top corner wrister to make it 1-0. Eric Parker (Calgary, AB) tallied his first of the year with a low slap shot from the point at 17:08, and less than a minute later, the rookie Huxley converted on a net front scramble, sweeping home his first career marker to give Okotoks a 3-0 advantage.

The only marker in the second was Spak”™s first career goal, notched at the 3:38 mark when he collected a wide point shot that ricocheted off the end wall and bounced out the right side of the net for a quick tap-in and a 4-0 lead for the home side.

Cale Sanders (Claresholm, AB) made it 5-0 just five minutes into the third when he carried into the offensive zone and fired a quick wrist shot in from the high slot. Three more power play goals capped off the scoring for Okotoks; the first a Rieger Lorenz (Calgary, AB) rocket from the left circle, the second a Bowden Singleton (Calgary, AB) point shot, and the third a Blake Jacques (Winnipeg, MB) wrist shot from the slot.

The Oilers”™ next scheduled game comes Saturday night when they travel to Brooks to take on the undefeated Bandits at 7:00 PM, with radio coverage available on The Eagle 100.9.

Photo Credit: Chad Goddard Photography