The Leduc Woodbend Bantam AAA Oil Kings were on the road last weekend, taking on the PAC Saints on Jan. 12.
The game wasn’t looking good for Leduc, as early in the third period the team was facing a 5-1 deficit. But that’s when the game turned.
Maclin Davie started the third period scoring for Leduc, and a few minutes later Matthew Sholdice followed suit to cut the deficit to two. Cash Ganske then added a goal of his own later in the frame, and Leduc found themselves down by just one.
The Oil Kings were still searching for a game-tying goal late, and with just over two minutes remaining Dawson Madden found the back of the net to pull Leduc even.
The game seemed destined for overtime, but the Oil Kings weren’t done. With just 15 seconds left on the clock, Brody Pearson came through with the go-ahead goal for Leduc, capping off five in a row for the Oil Kings. The goal proved to be the game winner, as the Oil Kings earned a 6-5 victory.
Leduc is now 13-12-1 on the season, and will play their next game at home on Jan. 25 against MLAC (2-19-3).
Minor Midget AAA
The Leduc Techmation Minor Midget AAA Oil Kings faced off against Lloydminster on Jan. 12.
Brandan Tronchin opened the scoring for Leduc in the first period, but the home team dominated the rest of the frame, scoring three times to take a 3-1 lead.
Tronchin’s scoring touch continued in the second, as he scored twice more to tie the game up. Down 4-3 in the third, Warren Roberts-Lee scored for Leduc to pull his team back to even with Lloydminster.
But the home team rolled from there, scoring three more - including an empty net goal - to claim a 7-4 victory.
Now 6-11-6 on the season, the Oil Kings will take to the ice twice this weekend. The first on Jan. 18 against MLAC (4-18-2) at home, followed by a road game versus the PAC Saints (7-16-3) on Jan. 19.
The Leduc Chrysler Midget AAA Oil Kings were up against St. Albert on Jan. 12.
The game didn’t go the way Leduc would have hoped. Despite goals from Carson Baptiste and Kaedin Wolfe, the Oil Kings fell to St. Albert by a final score of 7-2.
Now 4-11-8 on the year, the Oil Kings will have a couple weeks to shake of the loss before hosting Fort Saskatchewan (11-10-4) on Jan. 25.