Lund Wins CHL Award
The Central Hockey League has recognized Tulsa Oilers owner and team president Jeff Lund, presenting him with the 2008-09 Rick Kozuback Award.
The award named for the current president and CEO of Global Entertainment Corporation (the CHL’s parent company) is “presented annually to the Central Hockey League owner, front office staff member, coach or player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, determination, and commitment to the game, sport and business of hockey.” Lund served as the original general manager when the Oilers were re born in 1992-93, overseeing their championship season in their inaugural year. He became owner of the team in 1999, and most recently worked with city officials to insure a long term lease for the Oilers in the BOK Center. “Jeff has been nothing but a pleasure to work with for the past decade,” Kozuback said. “He has battled through so much, both personally and professionally, serving
as a true inspiration for not only myself but for everyone in the extended CHL family.” CHL commissioner emeritus Tom Berry presented the award to Lund prior to the Oilers’ final home game against the Mississippi RiverKings Wednesday at the BOK Center. Following that presentation, the Oilers handed out the following team awards:
Vic Poole Never Give Up Award to Bobby Reed
Community Service Award to Kevin St. Pierre
Fan Favorite to Chris Kovalcik
Most Improved Player to Lucas LaBelle
Rookie of the Year to Mike Mullen
Best Defensive Player to Kevin Hansen
Best Offensive Player to Jeff Christian
Most Valuable Player to Brendon Hodge
Season tickets for the Oilers 2009-10 season in the BOK Center are available by calling the Oilers at (918) 632-PUCK (7825).