The Oilers earned a 6-3 win and snapped Valerenga’s winning streak

The Oilers earned a 6-3 win and snapped Valerenga’s winning streak

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Valerenga led by two goals heading into the final period and was on track for its 12th straight win, but the Stavanger Oilers rallied to win 6-3 in the Elite Ice Hockey League.


In the third period, the home team scored five goals and sparked excitement among 4,001 spectators. Victory means that there is once again full tension in the close battle.

– I do not know what to say. “There’s nothing better than that,” Andre Strandborg told TV 2 about Valerenga’s discipline. He contributed two goals and an assist in the final period.

– It feels bad, but it will be difficult to win when we concede goals on the power play. Valerenga player Jürgen Karterud told the channel: Maybe it would have been good to lose a game to get back down to earth a little bit.

Since losing 0-4 to Storhammar on October 7, Valerenga have beaten Comet 7-1, Frisk 3-2, Stjernen 4-2, Lillehammer 2-1, Lorenskog 10-0, Ringerke 3-1, Sparta 2-1. Storhammar 4-1, Comet 8-2 and 7-1 and Frisk 6-4. Rica lifted the team to the top of the table ahead of Storhamar and Stavanger.

Take control

Vålerenga dominated the first half and took a deserved 2-0 lead after two goals by Alex Dostie. The Oilers came out stronger in the middle period. Tristen Langan reduced the score, but Oscar Ekelund restored the visitors’ lead with two goals.

Strandborg created full excitement again with an early reduction in the third period. Vålerenga missed big chances and then missed an equalizer in extra time.

Andrew Nielsen spoils the ball in his own area. Strandborg lost the stick when he pressured Nielsen but kicked the puck to Langan who scored 3-3 alone with the goalkeeper.


A few minutes later, Greg Mauldin scored in front of cheering spectators.

In the final minutes, Strandborg took the lead into an empty cage before Matthias Tritenis put an end to him.

Vålerenga tops the table, two points ahead of Storhamar and five ahead of Stavanger, but has played one more game than the chasers.

On Thursday, Vålerenga is away to Stjernen, but the Oilers will visit Sparta.


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