|Oil Kings goaltender Torrie Jung turns aside a shot from Calgary Hitmen forward Bostjan Golicic. (Andy Devlin/EOK)
Playing against the No.1 ranked WHL team, the Edmonton Oil Kings have to be at the top of their game. They tried desperately to hold back the high octane Hitmen offence, but the Oil Kings fell short, losing 4-1 in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference quarter-final series.
Edmonton's netminder Torrie Jung has really been standing on his head this series. He made another 41 saves Monday night and now has an incredible 95 saves in his last two outings against the Hitmen.
Edmonton now trails Calgary 3-0 in their best-of-seven series with Game 4 scheduled for Wednesday night at Rexall Place. Oil Kings fans are encouraged to come out and support their team as they look to extend this junior hockey Battle of Alberta. Tickets are on sale now at oilkings.ca, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (780) 409-3700.
Despite being down 3-0 in their first WHL playoff series in modern franchise history, the Oil Kings are gaining tons of experience and learning the playoff ropes that will bode well in the future. They aren't getting down.
"It's a long season, we are a young team, and a lot of the guys haven't played a lot of games before,” said co-captain Jeff Lee. “I think we’re doing all right, and we're going to come out and give it our all in the fourth game."
The Oil Kings will look to get back in the series in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. That game goes Wednesday March 25th at Rexall Place.