Oilers Weekly Newsletter: Help Us Help Moore
How You Can Help Our Neigbors in Moore: The Tulsa Oilers have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect donations for the folks in Moore, Shawnee, and other parts of the state that were devastated by tornadoes. Through Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m., please drop off your donations at the Oilers Ice Center at6413 South Mingo Rd. Please DO NOT bring clothes, the Salvation Army does not have a need for clothes at this time. Cash gifts will be accepted along with the following items:
- Bottled Water
- Work gloves
- Individually wrapped snacks
- Hand Sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Heavy-duty trash bags
- Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
On Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m., anyone who brings a new or used blanket to the Oilers Ice Center will receive free admission and skate rental for the public skating session. The Oilers Ice Center and the Tulsa Figure Skating Club will collect those blankets for those people who are staying in shelters, churches, and dormitories at the University of Oklahoma.
We have all been heartbroken by the scenes of destruction, but our hearts have been lifted by the spirit and generosity of the people of Oklahoma. Help us help our neighbors during this difficult time. Thank you!
Eat Pizza, Raise Money: The Oilers are proud to partner with Papa John’s and provide another way to help the victims of the Moore tornado. This Sunday, May 26th, all Papa John’s locations in the Oklahoma City metro area and Tulsa metro area will donate $1 from every purchase to the Salvation Army to benefit the people of Moore. Just by ordering a pizza, you can show your support for all those who have lost so much in this terrible tragedy. Thank you Oilers fans and thank you Papa John’s!
Closing In On the Cup: The NHL Conference Semifinals are rolling right along and that means we are getting closer to the Stanley Cup Finals! For hockey fans in the Tulsa area, the only place to properly enjoy the Finals is at Twin Peaks with your friends, family, and fellow Oilers fanatics! Do you want to enjoy great food at a reasonable price with superior service? How about cold beer and pretty girls? Now, what if we throw in chances to win amazing prizes and the greatest game in the world on dozens of HD flat screens? Yep, you’ve found your happy place. Stay tuned to www.tulsaoilers.com and the Oilers facebook and twitter feeds to get all the details on Stanley Cup watch parties dates and times.
NHL Playoffs update:
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
#1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #7 Detroit Red Wings (Detroit leads 2-1)
The Wings are effectively taking time and space away from the likes of Toews, Kane, Hossa, and Chicago’s other offensive threats. Each game has been chippier and nastier than the last, exactly the way playoff hockey was meant to be. Buckle up for the long haul, this has seven games written all over it.
#5 Los Angeles Kings vs. #6 San Jose Sharks (Series tied 2-2)
With San Jose’s 2-1 win on Tuesday night, both sides have held serve at home in what has turned into a best-of-three series. The Sharks are 4-0 at home in the playoffs but the Kings have won 12 straight postseason games at the Staples Center.
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
#1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #7 Ottawa Senators (Pittsburgh leads series 2-1)
Could Daniel Alfredsson’s late heroics in Game 3 prove to be a turning point in this series? Not if Ottawa can’t find a way to earn a victory in Game 4. Even with the return of Jason Spezza to the lineup, it feels like the ‘Sens days are numbered.
#4 Boston Bruins vs. #6 New York Rangers (Boston leads 3-0)
The blue shirts squandered a third period lead on Tuesday night and gave up two goals to Boston’s fourth line. Bruins’ netminder Tuukka Rask may be the star of these playoffs so far and the first round comeback against Toronto seems to have given Boston a new level of confidence and belief. The Rangers’ powerplay is 2-for-38 in this postseason. Enough said.
A New Addition To the Gordon Family: The Oilers would like to congratulate Ben Gordon and his wife Maile on the birth of their baby boy, Mack James Gordon. Mack arrived on the morning of May 18th and weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. The Gordon’s truly appreciate all the love and support they have received from their family, friends, and Tulsa Oilers fans.
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