1/29 Recap: Eidsness slick in Oilers win

In a battle of the South Division's best, the Okotoks Oilers used a pair of power play goals and 29 saves from the games #1 star, Brad Eidsness, to up-end the top-ranked Junior "A" club in all of Canada, the Camrose Kodiaks, 2-1. Holding a 2-1 lead, the AJHL's top goaltender stopped all 15 shots in the third as the Kodiaks did everything but score. Camrose was turning up the heat in the last five minutes when Eidsness robbed the league's leading point-getter, Joe Colborne, with a game saving glove. Colbourne, a DU recruit pegged as a first-rounder in 2008 by many draft publications, was standing all alone in the crease when Eidsness stuck his arm up at the last second to keep the puck out of the net. He would make another save two minutes later that left the Kodiaks radio announcer with nothing left to say except, "That's why he's the best goaltender in the league, folks." Hoping to inch back into the CJAHL Top 15 for the first time since mid-December, Okotoks (36-9-0-4) gets to see Camrose (41-5-0-5) four more times this season. Elsewhere, it was a full slate 'Q'uesday with all four Sabres QMJHL prospects seeing the ice. Benjamin Breault assisted on the first and last Drakkar goals in their 4-2 win at Moncton. J.S. Allard had an assist, and T.J. Brennan was -1 as St. John's took a 7-2 licking from Halifax. Paul Byron went pointless for his second game in a row as Gatineau fell to Val-D'Or, 4-2. A -2 for the night, Byron hopes to also kick a three-game goalless streak at Rimouski on Friday.
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