Techmation Midget Minor AAA Oil Kings
The Leduc Techmation Minor Midget AAA Oil Kings began their weekend with a matchup against the KC Centennials. Down 1-0 in the first, Cameron Villetard would score for Leduc, tying the game at 1-1 after one.
In the second, the Oil Kings really got going. Brandan Tronchin scored twice, and Chase Rombough and Warren Roberts-Lee each added one of their own as Leduc took a 5-2 lead into the third period. Josh Gagnon scored for Leduc in the third, and Tronchin added one more for the hat-trick as Leduc won the game 7-4.
The next day the Oil Kings were home to Lloydminster. This one didn’t go as well for Leduc, as they ultimately lost the game 7-3. Roberts-Lee, Liam Hunks and Gagnon scored the goals for the Oil Kings in the losing effort. The 1-2 Oil Kings will play two road games this weekend, both against Grande Peace.
Leduc Chrysler Midget AAA Oil Kings
A hard fought weekend ends with only 1 point despite deserving more.
Saturday vs Fort Saskatchewan - A very competitive 1st game of the season where two teams battled very hard to a 2-2 tie. The story of the game was both goaltenders and how well they played both having great starts to the season. Leduc went down 2-0 but battled back with 2 powerplay goals from Carson Baptiste and Reed Sparrow to tie things up. Game was a little wreckless at times but ended in a tie after things opened up late in the third following pushes by both teams to pull away. “I was very happy with our compete and powerplay as we went 2-3 but would like to be better defensively and a little less wreckless at times,” said Head Coach Ryan Rechner.
Sunday vs Grande Peace - A very good start saw Leduc get out to a 9-1 lead on the shot clock to begin the game outshotting GP 13-7 in the first but went to the room tied 1-1. Leduc got into some penalty trouble, but managed to kill off a 5 on 3 and score the go ahead goal not long after to take a 2-1 lead into the dressing room. Grande Peace potted 2 quick goals to start the 3rd period 30 seconds apart and although Leduc outshot them 16-6 in the 3rd they couldn’t find a way to beat their goalie and thus fell 3-2. “A well played game by us other than a couple of mistakes and a powerplay that wasn’t able to pick up where it left off the night before,” said Rechner.
Woodbend Bantam AAA Oil Kings
A learning weekend for the Woodbend Bantam AAA Oil Kings.
The Woodbend Bantam AAA Oil Kings, started their weekend Saturday night with a home game against the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers. The game started off slow, the Oil Kings fell behind 4-0 after the first period. The second period started at same stagnant pace. A glimmer of hope at the end of second with their first goal. The Oil Kings came back to life for the third, they came out firing with Dawson Madden and Mathew Sholdice scoring back to back, 21 second in-between goals making it 4-3. The Rangers fought back making it 5-3. With 2:12 left in the third, Andrew Morris scores to make it 5-4. “It obviously wasn’t the result we were looking for, but there were a-lot of positives to take away from this game. We didn’t perform in the first period, but the boys showed character and kept fighting. They fought from a 4-1 game to a goal difference. I am very proud of my team. They didn’t give up, and fought to the very end, almost came all the way back,” said Head Coach Ryan Campbell.
Sunday the Oil Kings travelled to Lloydminster to face a division rival for the first time this season. It was a hard fought game as they trailed 1-0 after the first period. The Bobcats made it 2-0 in the second, but the Oil Kings fought back with a goal from Ty Sauer, to start the third 2-1. The Oil Kings could not produce any offence and fell 4-1.