Stettler’s Bolts played a powerful game of hockey on Friday evening, Jan. 20 right from the start, dominating the Okotoks Bisons and finally defeating them 9-2.
Ethan Rost started the scoring with an assist from Kyle Ringdahl, followed by another goal from Logan Davidson, with an assist from Tanner Steinwand.
In the second period, the Bolts were leading 2-0 and it just got better from there with six goals coming off this period.
Kieran Rost scored the third goal with an assist from brother Ethan Rost, which was followed by Ringdahl scoring the fourth from Dawson Beck and when Kieran scored his second goal, and Stettler’s fifth, unassisted, it was a turning point in the game, with the Bisons down 5-0.
Yet there was no reprieve for Southern Division’s second team as the Bolts ensured that a comeback was not in question for them.
Another three goals in the second period – Ethan Rost from Quade Cassidy and Logan Davidson, an unassisted Braydon Whiteford and Dylan Houston from Brendan Bardwell – sealed the Okotoks’ fate as the Bolts led 8-0 going into the third period.
The ninth goal of the game was scored by Ehan Rost off Davidson, which was followed by two goals by the opponents, but it was too late to save the day.
“Friday was the best game we have played to this point in the season,” Head Coach Gavin Brandl said. “The only way to sum it up is that it was a complete effort. We defended well and got scoring from just about every line.”
According to Brandl, Lane was vital in their victory.
“But the big swing for us was some of the saves we got from Lane,” Brandl added. “He made some big-time stops that allowed us to hang on to the momentum and as long as we have momentum there isn’t a team that can skate with us. It was awesome to see.”