Oil Kings Weekend Recap - November 23-24

Nov. 25, 2019

Leduc Chrysler Midget AAA Oil Kings

The Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings were in Grande Prairie on Saturday.  They came out flying on the road outshooting them 16-8 in the first but period finished 0-0.  Game tilted a little in the 2nd but a very close game, go into 2nd intermission down 2-1.  

The Oil Kings outshoot them again in the 3rd but struggled to score a goal.  Leduc pulled their goalie and Grande Prairie scored an empty netter at 1:25 to go up 3-1.  Then GP took a 4 Minute penalty and Leduc scored on the PP with 14.6 left.  GP calls timeout and Leduc Coach Ryan Rechner discusses a push the puck forward play that resulted in a faceoff with 4 seconds left.  Jake Sloan pushes puck by their centre and beats the buzzer to tie game and complete his hat trick.   Sloan scored 2 goals in 14.6 seconds to tie the game for the Oil Kings. 

Techamtion Midget Minor AAA Oil Kings

After a long week of practicing and improving on new systems put into place, Leduc Techmation Oil Kings were ready to take on the 1st Place in the league. The Okotoks Oilers. Headed out on the Bus Saturday morning for a weekend Road trip down South, the bus had good energy surrounding the players.

Saturday - November 23, 2019

The Oil Kings came out of the gates flying and scoring twice in the first Period and led by a core of 2-0 for the Oil Kings. Goals scored by Cam Villetard.  The second period started with high intensity and was equally matched by the Okotok Oilers  and took the play to the visiting team. The home team were relentless on the forecheck and scored 3 goals and took the lead by a score of 3-2 heading into the 2nd intermission.  Quick regroup discussion in the dressing room and all the players were fired up for the 3rd  Play was evenly matched by both sides and lots of chances for both sides.  Later in the 3rd, an end to end rush by Liam Hunks resulted in a game tying goal.  Oil Kings affiliate goalie Carson Cairns shut the door in the period and resulted in 3-3 Tie.  Great game played by all players that evening in Okotoks.

Sunday - November 24, 2019

Arriving into Calgary on Sunday Morning, there was still a buzz in the room from game played the night before. They were ready to take on the Calgary Royals.  Both Teams came out playing very cautious against each  other and not much intensity or physical play.  There were few chances and both Goaltenders played very well.  Calgary Royals change the pace of the game and controlled most of the period in Leduc’s zone.  They scored first and quickly Leduc answered back with a goal by Cam Villetard.

The 3rd period, Leduc Changed gears and responded back with more pressure on The home team.  Both goaltenders shut the door all period long up until a late period penalty by Leduc.  Calgary Royals scored with 45 seconds left on the power play to take the lead.  Leduc had many chances in the dying seconds but could not solve the Royals netminder. Leduc’s Goalie Mason Gatz played his best game of the year but the team fell short on giving the netminder a very well deserved win.  The team has a week  off and will be at the Leduc Antique Society next Saturday volunteering and  giving back to the Community.

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