Ty Mappin of Big Valley scored two goals and set up another to lead the Olds Grizzlys to a season-saving 6-2 win over the Okotoks Oilers in Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff action Monday night at Olds.
The best-of-five South Division quarterfinal is tied 2-2, with Game 5 set for tonight at Okotoks.
The Oilers won 3-2 on Sunday night at Olds to gain a 2-1 series lead. Mappin assisted on both Grizzly goals.
Mappin, who had 25 points in 46 regular-season games, already has five points in four playoff contests.
The 18-year-old centre has also played parts of this season with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.
In other South Division playoff action, 20-year-old captain Trent Ouellette of Castor collected six assists as the Drumheller Dragons swept the Calgary Mustangs 3-0 in their first-round series.
Including a 10-3 victory on Sunday, the Dragons outscored the Mustangs 17-7 overall.
Ouellette, who previously played in the WHL with the Regina Pats, scored 20 goals and 36 points in 35 regular-season games with Drumheller.
Dragons rookie Rory Davidson, 18, of Delburne had a goal and an assist in Drumheller’s series-opening 4-2 win last Wednesday.
He had 16 points in 53 games in the regular season.
The hockey season has ended for Bashaw defenceman Dallas Bergstrom, whose Camrose Kodiaks lost 3-1 in their South quarterfinal against the Canmore Eagles.
At home after gaining a split in Camrose last week, the Eagles posted a 5-3 victory on Monday and a 3-2 overtime win on Sunday.
Bergstrom, 18, scored the final goal of Camrose’s season as the Kodiaks tried to rally from a 5-0 deficit in Monday’s game.
He had two points in the series, including an assist in Game 3 when he blasted the puck from the point and Ryker Leer redirected it for a power-play goal with 3:31 left in regulation time to force overtime. League MVP and top defenceman Trey Phillips scored eight minutes into the extra period to give Canmore the win.
Bergstrom collected 10 points — all assists — in 43 regular-season games in his second full season with Camrose.
The division semifinal matchups won’t be known until after tonight’s Olds-Okotoks game. Waiting in the wings are the top-seeded Brooks Bandits, who had a bye from the first round of the playoffs.
The Bandits won the Canadian junior A championship just last season.
The Spruce Grove Saints earned the first-round bye in the North Division, in which the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and the Sherwood Park Crusaders swept the Drayton Valley Thunder and Bonnyville Pontiacs, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Lloydminster Bobcats host the Whitecourt Wolverines tonight in the deciding game of that North quarterfinal. Lloydminster stayed alive Monday night with a 5-4 overtime win at Whitecourt.
Bonnyville’s roster includes 19-year-old forward Brady Bakke, a Red Deer resident with Castor roots. In his second season with the Pontiacs, Bakke picked up five goals and 16 points in 44 games, along with one assist in three playoff contests.
Bakke, a former Red Deer midget captain, will celebrate his 20th birthday today.