2/5 Recap: Twice is nice for Eidsness

Tonight, Brad Eidsness made 25 saves to pick up his 25th win as the Oilers topped first-place Camrose, 4-3. The win was Okotoks' second victory over the Kodiaks in a week. The Oilers took a 1-0 lead into a wide-open third period that saw the teams see-saw for six goals between them. Camrose tied the score a little over 5:00 in when Eidsness let a Geoff Peet shot sneak between his legs. The Oilers David Civitarese would answer back less than a minute later to give the lead back to the Oilers. The teams would exchange goals two more times, with the Kodiaks' Jesse Todd beating Eidsness through the five-hole to knot the game at three. Okotoks would get the game winner just moments later, and hold on for a 4-3 victory. The CJAHL Top-15 rankings were released earlier in the day, and despite the Oilers victory last Tuesday against the then-#1 Kodiaks, the Oilers are still listed as an honorable mention. Meanwhile, a Ft. McMurray club with fewer points than Okotoks moved up three spots to #11. I hardly think it matters to the Oilers, as they have their sights set on catching Camrose in the league standings. With seven games left in the regular season, the Oilers find themselves three points out of first.
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