3/13 Recap: Eidsness, Oilers face elimination

On Thursday in the AJHL playoffs, the Drumheller Dragons inched their way closer to a series upset of Brad Eidsness' Okotoks Oilers with a 2-1 win in game four. With the loss in the road barn, the Oilers now trail the Dragons 3-1 in the best of seven series. It was an exciting game played with both teams trading rushes and checks, and generally leaving it all on the ice. Eidsness was sharp throughout, making 23 stops including a right-pad save on a penalty shot late in the second period. Tied at one entering the third, the Dragons solved the Sabres 2007 fifth-rounder with a little over twelve minutes to go, and was able to hold off the Oilers for the big win. The Oilers will start what they hope is a three-game comeback on Saturday in Okotoks. The Oilers entered the contest on the heels of their 4-3 win in Tuesday's game three. Eidsness made 33 saves in the Oilers in that one, and now must hope for some goal support if Okotoks plans on extending their year. In the OHL, Drew Schiestel was +1 as Niagara defeated Belleville, 4-3. The Dogs earned the home ice win despite being outshot by the Bulls by a 51-32 margin. In the process, Schiestel's six-game point-streak (1-5-6) came to an end.
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