Oil Kings emerge with one point from two games

The Big Valley seniors played the top two teams in the Battle River Hockey League on the weekend

Stettler’s Justin Tremmel had two assists Saturday as his Big Valley Oil Kings lost 8-5 to the Daysland Northstars in Battle River Senior Hockey League play.

Submitted by Brent Forster, Big Valley Oil Kings

The Big Valley seniors played the top two teams in the Battle River Hockey League on the weekend and walked away with one point.

That point came courtesy of a 4-3 overtime loss Friday night against the league-leading Tofield Satellites. Tofield rolled into the Big Valley Agriplex with a 7-2- 1 record and faced an Oil Kings’ team with a depleted blue-line.

On Saturday night at Daysland, the Oil Kings lost 8-5 in a penalty-filled game.

At home Friday, Big Valley got goals from Dave Sissons and former Stettler Lightning snipers Mitch Finkbiner and Brett Ouellette. The Satellites came back to tie the score three times and force overtime.

In overtime, there were good scoring chances at both ends. The Oil Kings’ Derek Muhlbach rang a shot off the post, as he beat the defenceman wide on the rush.

At 1:03 of overtime, the Satellites’ leading point producer, Brett Holmberg, was left all alone in front and tucked in a backhander to finish the contest.

On Saturday, the Oil Kings travelled to Daysland to face the Northstars.

As opposed to a week ago, he Oil Kings outshot the Northstars, but it was another penalty-filled game. A total of 17 power plays emerged from the penalty parade. For Big Valley, Derek Muhlbach had two goals, and Denver Wik contributed a goal and two assists. Ouellette and Shawn Shackleton each scored a goal, defenceman Landon Jones bagged four assists and Justin Tremmel assisted on two goals.

The Oil Kings’ social media following has grown. Follow Big Valley on Twitter (@BVOilKings) and on Facebook (Big Valley Oil Kings Hockey).

For their last game in 2012, the Oil Kings head to Hardisty to face the Stampeders on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

The Oil Kings’ next home game will be Friday, Jan. 4, when the Daysland Northstars are back in Big Valley.

Just Posted

Stettler Health Foundation has a lot to smile about

Stettler Tim Hortons donates $2,994 Smile Cookie proceeds to local health foundation

Stettler man found guilty of illegally trafficking wildlife

Hunting license suspended for three years

Our Town Stettler

Main Street in the early 1900s

Stettler hosting Third Annual Old Fashion Christmas Dinner

Freedom Christian Fellowship also having a free Christmas Dinner

High number of Clearview students graduate: Annual report

Clearview boasts 86.4 per cent Grade 12 completion

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

‘I practically begged’: B.C. woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million

The city and the Flames are not yet talking on who will pay how much for a building to replace the Saddledome

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

Thursday’s wave of bomb threats swept across communities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Mike Duffy can’t sue Senate over suspension without pay, judge rules

Duffy’s lawsuit sought more than $7.8 million from the upper chamber

Most Read