The Oil Kings packed up their crown and sceptre and headed to Bonnyville to look at some pontiacs, but came home empty handed after a 6-4 loss on Jan. 24. The first period of the game saw the third-place Oil Kings trading goals with the first-place Bonnyville Pontiacs, with Chad Golanowski and Chance Abbott scoring for the Oil Kings. The first ended 2-2.
The second seemed to be following the same trend, as Bonnyville’s first goal was answered by one from Travis Dunstall to tie the game anew. However, the two last goals in the period, from the Pontiacs, went unanswered until the start of the third, when Big Valley’s Matt Kinnunen narrowed the gap to 5-4. A final goal by the Pontiacs in the last minute of play sealed the deal for the home team, sending the Oil Kings home empty-handed.
The loss knocked the Oil Kings from third place to fourth, now resting below the Border Kings, Tofield Satellites and the Pontiacs. The Daysland Northstars have replaced the Macklin Mohawks as the win-less team of the league, with no points on the board as of yet.
The Oil Kings next play at home on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., then again the next day at 2 p.m., both times against the Pontiacs.
These games will wrap up the regular season for the Battle River Hockey League, with a playoff schedule to be announced once the final games are played.