Prospectors fall to undefeated Oilers

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November 19, 2022 — It was another rough night for the Rock Springs Prospectors hockey team against the Vernal Oilers. Friday night’s contest took place in Vernal, Utah, with the Oiler posting a 9-2 win, their fourth straight win in this matchup.

Vernal remains undefeated on the season (14-0) while leading the USPHL North West Division with 28 points. Rock Springs is now 9-7-1 on the year and in third place in the division with 19 points.

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The game was tight in the first period, with Vernal scoring the only goal.

In the second period, the Oiler would increase the lead to 2-0 with just 1:28 expired. Then, they would score three more goals in the period while holding Rock Springs scoreless.

Unita would build their third-period lead to 9-0 before Rock Spring would get on the scoreboard with goals from Jeremiah Laird and Jacob Rezac.

The two teams will meet once more Sunday afternoon in Vernal.

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