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Overtime triumph sends Okotoks Bisons to provincial final

Kegan Law tally pushes Okotoks into gold medal game at Jr. B provincials
Carstar Okotoks Bisons defenceman Kegan Law, pictured during the HJHL playoffs versus the Rocky Rams, notched the overtime winner in Okotoks’ 4-3 win over the Wainwright Bisons on April 6 to push the herd into the gold medal game of the Junior B Provincial Championships in Peace River.

Turnabout was fair play in a rematch one year in the making.

The Carstar Okotoks Bisons got a measure of revenge on the Wainwright Bisons from last year’s provincial final, taking the Battle of the Bisons Saturday night by a 4-3 score in overtime to advance to the final of the Hockey Alberta Junior B Provincial Championships in Peace River.

Blueliner Kegan Law ended the contest with a powerplay tally with 1:34 left in the first overtime period to send the herd to its second consecutive provincial gold medal game.

Wainwright, the defending champions, took a 2-0 lead with Jake Snashall and Easton Dean answering back for Okotoks late in the four-goal middle frame.

The teams exchanged goals in the third stanza with Daniel Tainton’s goal on the man advantage countered by Wainwright’s Dalton Irvine, also on the powerplay, in a true special teams battle.

Law finished with a game high goal and two assists with captain Lucas Watkins adding a pair of helpers. Grady Nicholas had 18 saves for his third win of the tournament.

Okotoks will play the La Crete Lumber Barons for the provincial gold on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.

La Crete is the only undefeated team in the competition and got the better of Okotoks in day two of the provincials in a 5-1 result despite Okotoks having a heavy edge in shots on goal.

The bronze medal game pits Wainwright and the St. Albert Merchants.

The medal games can be watched live on the HNLive platform.

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Remy Greer

About the Author: Remy Greer

Remy Greer is the assistant editor and sports reporter for and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact [email protected]
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