Western Wheel January 6, 2015 By: Remy Greer
One of the Okotoks Oilers biggest off-season acquisitions is back with the club.
Second-year forward Danton Davis was re-acquired by the Oilers from the Sherwood Park Crusaders just three months after leaving the green-and-gold for personal reasons.
“He wasn’t sure if he wanted to play Jr. A hockey, got the itch back and wanted to stay close to home for family reasons,” said Oilers head coach/GM James Poole. “At the end of the day he decided for whatever reason Okotoks was where he actually wanted to be.
“He felt it was the best place for him this year and in the future in terms of where he feels he fits best.”
Originally brought in during the pre-season in a transaction with the Camrose Kodiaks, Davis impressed through the first month of action in Oilers colours. The 18-year-old pivot potted five goals and eight points in 11 games, highlighted by a four-goal outburst at the Alberta Junior Hockey League Showcase in early October.
“He got in touch with us and said he really wanted to come back here,” Poole said. “And once we made sure his head was in the right place and this is 100 per cent what he wanted to do, we let the players know just in making sure everyone was on board with it.