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VIDEO: Oilers take goaltending duel over Camrose, 2-1

OKOTOKS, AB (February 4, 2023) — Parker Sawka (Cochrane, AB) made 18 saves, as the Okotoks Oilers got goals from Jagger Tapper (Calgary, AB) and Sam Huck (Calgary, AB) en route to a 2-1 nailbiting win over the Camrose Kodiaks on Saturday night.

The Oilers were up against a terrific goaltending performance from Camrose starter Freddie Halyk, who stopped 32 of 34 Oiler shots.

Tapper’s opener came just 6:18 into the first period when he cut to the slot and slid a turnaround shot by Halyk to make it 1-0 Oilers.

After a scoreless second, Huck nearly doubled the lead on a shorthanded breakaway but was stymied by Halyk on a backhand. A few shifts later, off a defensive zone faceoff, Huck chased down the puck at the neutral zone and sped in on another breakaway, this time flipping a forehand shot by Halyk for a 2-0 lead.

Nathan Sullivan got Camrose on the board with a screen shot at 14:37, but Lucas Lemieux hit the post on a similar shot a few shifts later, and the Oilers held on for the 2-1 win.

The team will host Brooks on Friday night to try to extend the home winning streak to 11 games. Tickets are available online at tickets.okotoksoilers.ca.