The Fort McMurray Oil Barons were able to get two points after playing two of the AJHL’s top teams over the weekend.
The MOB hosted the Brooks Bandits on Friday where they would end up losing 4-1.
Head Coach Tom Keca tells Mix News he thought the team’s downfall was a bad 10-minute stretch where they gave up three goals.
“They created the separation and we chased and couldn’t catch them the rest of the night but all in all wasn’t too poor of an effort from a coaching point of view.”
The team followed up that loss with a win against the Camrose Kodiaks who were coming off winning seven of their last eight games.
The MOB were able to force overtime thanks to goals from Jarred White and Brendan Stafford before winning 3-2 in a shootout.
Keca says he believes they ‘dominated’ that game.
“I thought it was a great way to end off a pretty tough stretch, when we look at it we had six games in eight days and we had some guys banged up.”
Carrying a big chunk of the offence continues to be forwards Reed Morrison and Kole Gable who find themselves in the top 10 in AJHL scoring.
Keca notes they really rely on them to play a big part each and every game.
“That’s what you expect from 20-year-olds, you expect them to lead the way – our hope is the younger players sort of feed of that, they look at how those guys play the game and some of those younger guys can contribute offensively as well.”
The Oil Barons now head on the road for three games – one against the Whitecourt Wolverines and two versus the Grande Prairie Storm.