Video: Two-goal nights for Lorenz and Bodnarchuk propel Oilers to 5-1 win in Blackfalds

BLACKFALDS, AB (January 29, 2022) ““ The Okotoks Oilers (25-21-2) got multi-goal outbursts from Rieger Lorenz (Calgary, AB) and Riley Bodnarchuk (Okotoks, AB) en route to a 5-1 win over the host Blackfalds Bulldogs on Saturday night.

The Oilers outshot the Bulldogs 46-18 in the game, including a whopping 15-4 in the third period, as goaltender Jack McNaughton (Calgary, AB) stopped 17 shots for his 12th win of the season.

Okotoks was dealt an early blow when veteran forward Carter Massier (Peace River, AB) was ejected just 68 seconds into the game on a check from behind minor. But the Oilers killed off that and a second power play for Blackfalds in the first period, keeping the game scoreless and more than doubling their opponents in shots 15-7.

The visitors exploded for three goals in the second; Lorenz”™s first came just 1:02 in on a long shot from the left half wall, and Bodnarchuk”™s first came at 4:48 on a perfectly placed wrist shot from the right side. Lorenz added his second at the 7:47 mark on a top shelf snipe off the rush to make it 3-0, before Connor Poffenroth scored at 9:54 on a backdoor one timer to get Blackfalds on the board.

But the Oilers pulled away in the third, adding a shorthanded breakaway goal from Dean Spak (Calgary, AB) at 14:04, and a power play shot off the rush from Bodnarchuk with 38 seconds left to seal the 5-1 final.

The Oilers will return home to host the Olds Grizzlys on Tuesday night at Pason Centennial Arena at 7 PM. Tickets are available online at