October 12, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – For the second time this young season, the Edmonton Oil Kings have knocked off a first-place team.
The Oil Kings (4-5-0-0) rallied from an early goal against with four in the third period, two by Curtis Lazar, to down the Spokane Chiefs (6-2-0-0) 4-1 Friday night at Rexall Place.
Eric Williams starting goalie for the Spokane Chiefs is surrounded by members of the Millwoods Minor Hockey Association during the Pregame puck drop ceremony. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Spokane opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game as a puck was redirected off Michael Aviani’s shin and past goaltender Tristan Jarry. Upon review, the goal stood for an early 1-0 Chiefs lead. The score stayed that way until early in the third when Edgars Kulda poked home a loose puck in the crease to finally break Spokane goalie Eric Williams’ shutout. Lazar followed with a breakaway goal, backhanding in his own rebound, and another on a sharp cut to the net to make it 3-1.
Aaron Irving and Markson Bechtold have a dance on the ice that resulted in the both leaving the ice for the rest of the period. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Tristan Jarry made 16 saves to pick up the win, including a huge stop on WHL leading scorer Mitch Holmberg when the latter broke in alone in the third.
First star of the game between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Spokane Chief, Tristan Jarry covering up the puck on one of his many saves of the game. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Mitch Moroz rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal, extending his scoring streak to seven games. Henrik Samuelsson also extended his streak to seven games with an assist on Kulda’s goal, while defenceman Cody Corbett picked up a pair of assists and continues to lead WHL defencemen with 14 points.
Cody Corbett and Edgards Kulda rushing the net and attempting to score Eric Williams Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
The Oil Kings will be back in action Tuesday, October 15 when they take on the Prince Albert Raiders.
Stephen Shmoorkoff going down as he goes over Spokane Chiefs Captian Reid Gow’s stick. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
- 3. EDM Tristan Jarry
- 2. EDM Cody Corbett
- 1. EDM Curtis Lazar
Curtis Lazar sending the puck flying past Eric Williams to score the Oil Kings second goal of the night Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Sherwood Park native Mitch Holmberg play in front of his hometown crowd in a Spokane Chiefs uniform. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Edgars Kulda who scored the go ahead goal taking the puck down the ice. Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com
Curtis Lazar looking over his shoulder to see that the puck is past Chiefs goalie, Eric William, for this second goal of the night to put the Oil Kings ahead 2 to 1 as Oil Kings Riley Kieser and Spokane Chiefs Jeremy McIntosh was watching from the side of the net Photo by Sylvia Labelle PhotosbySylvia.zenfolio.com