Okotoks Oilers

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Okotoks Oilers
Okotoks Oilers Logo.svg
City Okotoks, Alberta
League Alberta Junior Hockey League
Division South
Founded 2005 (2005)
Home arena Foothills Centennial Arena
Colours Green, yellow and white
Franchise history
1998-2004 Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves
2005-present Okotoks Oilers

The Okotoks Oilers are an ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada at the Foothills Centennial Arena.

Founded: 2005-06
Division titles won: 2010
Regular season titles won: None
League Championships won: None
Doyle Cup Titles: None
Royal Bank Cup Titles: None

History[edit]

In June 2004, the AJHL board of governors approved the sale and relocation of the Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves franchise to Okotoks. The franchise was granted a one year leave of absence in 2004-05 to prepare for its first season in its new city. Players from the 2003-04 Timberwolves team were loaned out to other AJHL and BCHL teams.

Though dormant, the Oilers franchise was awarded the 2004-05 AJHL All-star game which acted as a preview of the AJHL brand for the citizens of Okotoks.

The 2005-06 season was a success for the Oilers, as they finished with a record above .500 before falling to the Brooks Bandits in the first round of the playoffs, three games to two. The Oilers played their first season in the Murray Arena while construction of their new facility was ongoing.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T/OTL = Ties/Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T/OTL Points GF GA Finish Playoffs
2005-06 60 27 24 9 63 193 202 5th South Lost in first round
2006-07 60 33 25 2 68 219 187 2nd South Lost in third round
2007-08 62 45 11 6 96 247 168 2nd South Lost in second round
2008-09 62 39 19 4 82 257 187 2nd South Lost in second round
2009-10 60 38 18 4 80 249 187 1st South Lost in third round
2010-11 60 43 12 5 91 254 164 1st South Lost in third round
2011-12 60 34 21 5 73 210 177 2nd South Lost in third round

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2006 Lost Preliminary
Brooks Bandits defeated Okotoks Oilers 3-games-to-2
  • 2007 Lost Semi-final
Okotoks Oilers defeated Drumheller Dragons 3-games-to-2
Okotoks Oilers defeated Brooks Bandits 4-games-to-2
Fort Saskatchewan Traders defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-1
  • 2008 Lost Quarter-final
Okotoks Oilers defeated Calgary Canucks 3-games-to-1
Drumheller Dragons defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-1
  • 2009 Lost Quarter-final
Okotoks Oilers defeated Canmore Eagles 3-games-to-none
Olds Grizzlys defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-2
  • 2010 Lost Semi-final
Okotoks Oilers defeated Canmore Eagles 4-games-to-2
Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-1
  • 2011 Lost Semi-final
Okotoks Oilers defeated Calgary Mustangs 4-games-to-none
Camrose Kodiaks defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-games-to-3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Alberta Junior Hockey League website
Okotoks Oilers website