Overtime Magic: Kemp Does it Again
The Edmonton Oil Kings had the tall task of facing a new-look Regina Pats team Wednesday night after the Pats finished trade deadline day with a haul of players.
Edmonton, in its first game post-Davis Koch, looked sharp as they erased an early 2-0 Pats lead thanks to a pair of goals from Captain Colton Kehler and one from Trey Fix-Wolansky sending the game to overtime where Mr. Overtime, Brett Kemp, finished a 2-on-1 with Trey Fix-Wolansky giving the Oil Kings their second straight overtime win.
OIL KINGS 4 vs PATS 3 (OT)
SOG: Oil Kings: 32 Pats: 36
PP: Oil Kings: 0/3 Pats: 0/2
PK: Oil Kings: 2/2 Pats: 3/3
Trey Fix-Wolansky (18)
Colton Kehler (15,16)
Brett Kemp (11)
Josh Dechaine (6-3-1-2) 33/36
SAVE OF THE GAME:
Josh Dechaine was extremely busy all night and was beyond excellent making some very tough saves including a beautiful shoulder stop off of a hard Cale Fleury shot from the slot late in the third while the Oil Kings led 3-2.
Brett Kemp, yet again, lifts the team to OT victory 1:40 into the extra frame beating new Regina goalie, Ryan Kubic on a 2-on-1.
PLAY OF THE GAME:
The Oil Kings first goal was a thing of beauty. Tomas Soustal was heading behind the Pats net and puts a no look back pass out front to Trey Fix-Wolansky, who promptly buried his team-leading 18th making it 2-1.
HIT OF THE GAME:
Trey Fix-Wolansly welcomed Jesse Gabrielle at centre ice with an incredible thunderous check. Fix-Wolansky blows up Gabrielle puting the former PG Cougar on his back.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Brett Kemp of course. The OT hero is becoming a clutch player for the Oil Kings.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME:
Josh Dechaine was spectacular in the win stopping 33 of 36 shots; some of a very difficult variety.
3 STARS (as chosen by Regina Media):
- Colton Kehler – EOK
- Josh Dechaine – EOK
- Robbie Holmes – REG
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