CALGARY, AB (October 30, 2022) — Despite 45 shots on goal, the Okotoks Oilers saw a 2-0 second period lead evaporate on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Calgary Canucks.
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Stealing the show was Calgary goaltender Spencer Borsos, who made 42 saves on the night. Oiler goalie Alex Scheiwiller had a solid start as well, stopping 26 of 29 shots in regulation and stopping 2 of the first 3 Calgary shots in overtime, including a two-man breakaway, before a rebound to a wide-open Easton Inglis produced the overtime game-winner.
Borsos shone early, stopping 18 shots in the first period as the opening stanza went scoreless despite an 18-6 Okotoks shot advantage. Conyr Hellyer (Okotoks, AB) scored the opening goal 61 seconds into the second period on a shot from the left circle, before Rylan Brown (Sherwood Park, AB) got his first point as an Oiler, setting up Connor Gourley (Calgary, AB) with a pass from the right point that found Gourley charging into the slot, cutting to the backhand and tucking a low shot home to make it 2-0.
But Calgary stormed back, beginning with a Cale Sanders point shot tip at 11:55 of the second to cut the deficit in half, before Liam Davidson tied it on a wrist shot from the left circle 5:20 into the third. Just over a minute later, Calgary took its first lead on a point shot by Rylan Jockims that found its way in through traffic.
Sam Huck (Calgary, AB) tied it back up at 3-3 with a breakaway goal at 11:56 to force overtime, but Inglis’s winner 59 seconds in sent the Canucks streaming off the bench with the extra point.
The Oilers will next play Friday night when they head to Drumheller to take on the Dragons for the first time this season at 7 PM. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:45 PM on The Eagle 100.9.