|Date:||October 18, 2009|
|Teams:||Okotoks Oilers — 1|
|At:||Calgary Royals Gold — 3|
|Synopsis:||The Calgary Royals Gold controlled the pace of this game right from the start, however it was the Oilers that went into the second period with a 10 lead. With just over a minute left, Royals goalie Will Heseltine misplayed the puck leading to an open net goal for the Oilers’ Connor Tudor.
The Royals continued get chances to score, but Oilers’ goalie Jake Smith kept them off the board until Josh Morrissey scored an amazing shorthanded goal about halfway through the period. The Royals control the play until the end of the period.
In the third the Royals got into some penalty trouble and had to kill parts of two separate 5on3’s. Will Heseltine proved to be the team’s best penalty killer, keeping everything out. Josh Morrissey made a great play by drawing three Oilers defenders and then by finding Tanner Ockey all alone in front for the game winning goal. Matt Gelinas rounded out the scoring for the Royals.
31 Jake Smith (G) — Jake was by far the Oilers best player in this game, stopping 40 of 43 shots he faced. The Royals had many excellent scoring chances only to be stopped by Jake. He showed a very quick glove and looked very composed under pressure, especially when handling the puck.
Calgary Royals Gold:
7 Josh Morrissey (D) — Josh was dominant in this game. Whether scoring points, making a hit or a good defensive play, everything Josh does is important for the Royals success. The goal Josh scored showed his ability to stickhandle in tight as he split the defence with ease and fired the puck into the net.