Maybe it was appropriate there were representaives of the River Spirit Casino in the lobby of the BOK Center Sunday afternoon.
The Tulsa Oilers rolled to a couple of key sevens with their 4-2 win over the Wichita Thunder on Sunday. The win is the seventh in a row for the Oilers and also moves their record to 7-0-0 at the BOK Center. Tulsa remains the only CHL team with an unblemished home ice record.
After Jim Jorgensen’s power play goal (the first against the Oilers at the BOK Center this season after 32 successful penalty kills) gave Wichita an early lead, it didn’t take long for the Oilers to strike back. Marty Standish tied the game just 37 seconds later. Aaron Davis gave the Oilers the lead at the 7:08 mark.
The Oilers stretched their lead on a pair of back to back power play goals by T.J. Caig, and Tyler Butler just 1:37 apart in the first seven minutes of the second period. Joel Hanson closed the gap for Wichita with nearly six minutes to play in the third period.
The Oilers current seven game winning streak is their longest since they won eight straight games in November of 2002. They will try to equal that mark on Thursday when they host the Missouri Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.
The Oilers continue their food drive in conjunction with Whataburger to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Fans who bring two can food items to the game will receive a coupon good for a free Whataburger and a discount on their next Oiler ticket purchase.