(Story credit: Okotoks Oilers) Ty Yoder (Tofield, AB) scored two power play goals, and the Okotoks Oilers (11-5-3) rebounded from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the host Drumheller Dragons 5-2 on Friday night.

With the win, the Oilers move into a tie with Blackfalds for third place in the AJHL South and are just two points back of Camrose for second place, with a game in hand.

A turnover by the Oilers in their own end led to a Ty Daneault goal just over six minutes into the game, giving the Dragons the early lead. But less than a minute later, Yoder scored his first on a net front tip set up by Sam Huck (Calgary, AB) to tie it up, and Connor Gourley (Calgary, AB) finished off a 2-on-1 with Conyr Hellyer (Okotoks, AB) at 14:20 to make it a 2-1 game.

In the second, Ryan Neumann (Calgary, AB) shoveled home a Logan Magowan (Calgary, AB) setup at 2:33 to make it 3-1, but the Dragons responded with a power play rebound goal from Vann Yuhas to cut their deficit to just one.

In the third, however, the Oilers pulled away, getting Yoder’s second on a blast from the right point, and an empty netter from Jackson Rowland to seal the 5-2 final.

The Oilers outshot Drumheller 37-25 in the game, going 2 for 4 on the power play and 3 for 4 on the penalty kill, with Parker Sawka (Cochrane, AB) making 23 saves for his 9th victory of the season.

The Oilers now get set to host the Spruce Grove Saints at the Centennial arena at 7:00 p.m.


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