Oilers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

The Okotoks Oilers aren’t going away quietly.

Tanner Laderoute’s powerplay marker late in the third period was enough to keep Okotoks’ playoff hopes alive as it staved off elimination in a 2-1 Game 4 victory Thursday on home-ice to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Camrose Kodiaks.

“It feels really good to win when your back is against the wall,” Laderoute said. “You always seem to play like your life is one the line, that always helps a little bit.”

On a elimination night of misfires and limited scoring opportunities one bounce either way was going to make a major difference.

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