Edmonton Oil Kings placed Kootenay on ice in overtime
The Edmonton Oil Kings worked longer than they should on a game alongside the Kootenay Ice; that took place at Rogers Place this past Sunday. However, seeing how their Western Hockey League period has emerged, they are not in any position to review wins. The Oil Kings gave up the binding goal with just only 26.5 seconds left. They managed to score in overtime and pull out a 4-3 victory and snap a four-game losing skid against the Ice.
Edmonton Oil Kings – Playing for a Win
The defenseman for Oil Kings, Wyatt McLeod, scored the overtime win on a setup from forwarding Trey Fix-Wolansky. This was 3:37 into the three on three game session. The Oil Kings head coach, Steve Hamilton, thought that this win was going to be even more interesting is it was in regulation. Moreover, the team had an extensive food poisoning which made it hard to see who is playing and the quality of the gameplay. There was less of life and liveliness in their room, but the team wanted to win the game.
Fix-Wolansky, Conner McDonald, and Brett Kemp were amongst the scorers for the Oil Kings, and Josh Dechaine made 36 saves. Martin Bodak, Blake Allan, and Cameron Hausinger scored for their team Kootenay. Duncan McGovern, the Goaltender, made 25 saves for the Ice.
Kemp went on to say that the win was a big one for them and that they have slipped up in their past game. They also knew what they wanted which was a win, and they strived to achieve the goal even with sick players on their team.
Edmonton Oil Kings – The Game
McDonald opened the score at 8:42 into the first game on a rebound which is after Scott Atkinson took the puck too hard to the net. He lifted a backhander on the goal. Allan then tied the game four minutes after with his first goal of the season. He was called up as an affiliate gamer from the Saskatoon Blazers of the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Hockey League.
Bodak gave the Ice team a 2-1 lead in four-and-a-half minutes into the second periods of the game. Then fired a wrist shot over Dechaine’s shoulder. Fix Wolansky tied the game with eight minutes left on a rebound off a shot from Atkinson. Kemp put the Oil Kings ahead on 3-2 with 56.3 seconds left in the period.
Overall it was a good game and every player got to enjoy it; even though players were sick and injured.