Oil Kings one win from final

Edmonton Oil Kings stop Calgary Hitmen 5-1 in Game 5 of WHL Eastern Conference final Friday night at Rexall Place.

Curtis Lazar’s Edmonton Oil Kings are one win from a return to the Western Hockey League final.

Lazar, a Vernon product, scored once as Edmonton thumped Brady Brassart’s Calgary Hitmen 5-1 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference championship Friday at Rexall Place.

Game 6 goes today in Calgary.

The Portland Winterhawks eliminated the Kamloops Blazers with a 4-1 win in Game 5 of the Western final Friday, setting up a potential rematch of last year’s championship.