The Olds Grizzlys did not find the same fate as the night before in overtime, this time falling short 2 – 1 to the Kodiaks in Camrose on Saturday night. Assistant Captain Dylan Hubbs put the Grizz on the board first notching a powerplay goal at the 10:17 mark of the opening period. The assists went to Taylor Bilyk and Matt Hanger. Camrose responded in the second period (Josh Smith from Nelson Gadoury) to tie it up 1 – 1 which is how the score would look after 60 minutes of play. With the Grizzlys on the powerplay in overtime, the Kodiaks scored a shorthanded goal for the victory (Nolan Marshall from Dallas Bergstrom).
Goaltender Ethan Jemieff played a solid game stopping 31 of 33 shots. The Grizzlys fired 43 shots towards Camrose goalie Devin McDonald, and both goalies earned Player of the Game honors for their respective teams in this tight match. Olds finished the evening going 14.3% on the powerplay (1 for 7) and 100% on the penalty kill (6 for 6).
This was the 12th game for the Olds Grizzlys putting their record to 6-5-1 which is good for 12 points and a tie for third in the South Division (3-2-0 home, 3-3-1 road). It was the second night in a row that overtime was needed to decide the game. The players and coaches should be prepared for pressure situations as 9 of the 12 games have been decided by one goal thus far. Next game for the Grizzlys is Tuesday, Oct. 9 vs. the Calgary Canucks in Olds at 7:30pm.