Brooks, Harrison Forward March
Tulsa Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay has signed four more players for training camp for the upcoming Central Hockey League season.
Center Tyler Harrison, forward Nathaniel Brooks, and goaltenders Sylvain Michaud, and Tyler Sims will be in training camp for the Oilers.
At 6-foot-5, 191 pounds Harrison can provide the Oilers a strong presence up the middle. He played for York University in Canada and in 113 career games there had 50 goals and 88 assists for 138 points.
“He was the captain there, and is going to give us a good strong scorer up the middle and with his size he won’t get pushed around,” Ramsay said.
His teammate at York, Brooks, is 6-foot-1, 187 pounds and also nearly averaged a point a game with 29 goals and 51 assists for 80 points in 84 career games. “They were linemates, and will give us a lot of scoring depth to our line-up” Ramsay said.
At the other end of the ice, Ramsay likes the combination of backstoppers, Michaud and Sims. Sims has previously been in the CHL with Mississippi and Michaud is an NHL Entry Draft selection (ninth round by the New York Islanders in 2004, 276th overall).
“Michaud, had a great junior career in Canada and is still young and has all kinds of potential. Sims had a rough start at Mississippi last year, but he had some good numbers in the ECHL (a combined 2.53 goals against average and .912 save percentage with Bakersfield and Elmira),” Ramsay said.
The Oilers had the second highest point total increase in the CHL last season under Ramsay, who was in his first season with the Oilers. They will have 33 home games at the BOK Center in the 2010-11 season, starting on Friday October 15th against the Wichita Thunder.
Season tickets for 2010-11 with plans for as low as $26 a month are now available by calling the Oilers office at 918-632-PUCK (7825).