Late Surge Lifts Oilers to Series Split

Better late than never.

Matt McNair scored the game winner with 3:08 left as the Okotoks Oilers stormed back with three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Olds Grizzlys 3-1 on Friday at Pason Centennial Arena to salvage a 1-1 series split in the opening round best-of-five clash.

“I had a couple chances earlier and I just shot that one and it found a way in,” said McNair, a first-year Oiler, on his tally. “It was pretty huge. I'm not much of a scorer so it feels pretty cool.”

Coming off a disappointing loss in the series opener on Thursday, the Oilers came out playing desperate hockey in the crucial second game of Alberta Junior Hockey League South quarterfinals.

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