Vince Loschiavo scored twice and was named the game’s First Star as the Edmonton Oil Kings (31-17-4-4) defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors (30-15-6-2), 3-2, in front of 3,024 fans at Mosaic Place on Thursday night.
Loschiavo had a chance to give the Oil Kings a 1-0 lead at the 7:10 mark of the second period on a penalty shot, but he was turned aside by Warriors goaltender Adam Evanoff.
Just minutes later it was Moose Jaw who would take the 1-0 advantage, as Carson Denomie scored his third of the season at 12:55 which proved to be the lone goal through the first 40 minutes of play.
Shots on goal were 14-9 Edmonton in the first 20, followed by 12-10 Moose Jaw in the second for a two-period total of 24-21, Oil Kings.
In the third, Loschiavo made it a 1-1 game with his 25th of the season, from Quinn Benjafield and Trey Fix-Wolansky just 2:11 in.
Andrew Fyten gave Edmonton its first lead of the game near the midway point of the period with his 14th of the campaign, from Carter Souch, at 10:54.
Less than two minutes later the Oil Kings were whistled for holding, and just 17 seconds into the man advantage the Warriors tied the game, 2-2.
But just 39 seconds after that Loschiavo tallied his second of the night, again from Benjafield and Fix-Wolansky, which proved to be the eventual game winner.
Final shots on goal were 39-33, Edmonton.
Todd Scott (8-2-2-0) earned the win, turning aside 31 of 33 shots he faced.
Evanoff (15-9-2-1) took the loss for Moose Jaw, surrendering three goals on 39 shots.
Moose Jaw was 1-for-5 on the power play, while Edmonton finished the game going 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Jett Woo (MJ) (3), Carson Denomie (MJ) (2), and Vince Loschiavo (EDM) (1) were selected as the Three Stars of the Game.
Wyatt McLeod, Ethan Cap and Matthew Robertson each wore an “A” and skated as alternate captains to Trey Fix-Wolansky.
The Oil Kings play their third and final game in as many days tomorrow, Friday, February 15 when they take on the Regina Pats at 6:00 PM MT (7:00 PM CT).
They return home to Rogers Place to host the Medicine Hat Tigers for Star Wars Night on Family Day, Monday, February 18 at 2:00 PM MT.
Great seats are still available for all Edmonton Oil Kings home games during the 2018-19 season starting at just $20. Visit OilKings.ca for more information or to purchase.