The Okotoks Oilers fought off elimination, with a 3-2 come from behind victory over the Brooks Bandits Friday night.
With the win, the Oilers bring the series to 3-2, and will host the Bandits for game six in Okotoks Sunday night.
The Oilers opened the scoring 18 minutes into the first, with a goal from Gibb Coady, his third of the playoffs.
A second period goal from the Bandits to tie the game at 1-1 was the Oilers' first blemish of the game. The Oilers ran into trouble soon after, with Quinn Olson taking a pair of two minute penalties for Roughing and Boarding at 16:24. The Bandits scored on the ensuing power play to take a 2-1 lead, which they held into the third period.
With only six minutes left in the game, and potentially their season, the Oilers were in need of some late-game heroics. A pair of goals from Austin Wong and Spencer McHardy over a two minute span saved the Oilers season.
Goalie Brady Parker made 25 saves on 27 shots in the game. Parker was awarded the Oilers star of the game.
The Oilers will hope to tie up the series in game six Sunday night. With a win, the Oilers would head back to Brooks for game seven on Tuesday.
Puck drop is 7 p.m. Sunday night at Pason Centennial Arena.