The Edmonton Oil Kings played perhaps their most complete and decisive game this season cruising to a 5-1 win over the Everett Silvertips Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to 22 saves from Josh Dechaine, in his first appearance this season, and three assists from Tomas Soustal the Oil Kings improved their record to 3-4 before embarking on a four-game road swing.
OIL KINGS 5 vs SILVERTIPS 1
SOG: Oil Kings: 27 Silvertips: 23
PP: Oil Kings: 1/7 Silvertips: 0/4
PK: Oil Kings: 4/4 Silvertips: 6/7
Conner McDonald (1)
Trey Fix-Wolansky (5,6)
Davis Koch (3)
Brett Kemp (2)
Josh Dechaine (1-0-0-0) 22/23
SAVE OF THE GAME:
Josh Dechaine was brilliant throughout the game with his 22 stops but there was one in particular in the second period when he had to react at the last second after the puck was tipped from a point shot. The St. Albert native was able to corral it and keep the Silvertips off the board.
Davis Koch was the recipient of a three way passing play with Tomas Soustal and Trey Fix-Wolansky that resulted in a 3-0 lead late in the first period for the Oil Kings.
PLAY OF THE GAME:
Tomas Soustal showed some speed from his own end chipping the puck off the boards and beating the Everett defender to a loose puck sending a beautiful feed across the crease to Trey Fix-Wolansky who promptly buried his 5th on the year making it 2-0 Edmonton.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Josh Dechaine all the way. The goaltender made timely saves and looked confident in between the pipes getting the W in his first game of the season.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME:
Tomas Soustal quietly put together a great night with three helpers and was a threat all night long.
3 STARS (as chosen by TSN 1260):
- Josh Dechaine – EOK
- Tomas Soustal – EOK
- Conner McDonald – EOK
Oil Kings @ Wheat Kings
Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:00 PM MT