The Okotoks Bisons scored early and often and then held on tight as they edged the Coaldale Copperheads 6-5 Thursday, February 16, in game one of their Heritage Junior "B" Hockey League playoff series.

The Bisons jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one, and were up 6-3 at one point in the second, but had to hold off a frantic comeback attempt from the Copperheads for the win.

Game two in the best of seven South Division semi-final series goes Saturday, February 18, in Coaldale.

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