Fleck, Bauman Join Blueline Crew
The Tulsa Oilers will see another pair of veteran defensemen hit the ice when they start training camp on Monday October 4 for the upcoming Central Hockey League season.
Defenseman Tyler Fleck, who finished last season on the injured reserve list has been given the all clear to resume playing and will be the Oilers’ captain heading into the season. He’ll be joined by his former teammate and CHL veteran Stacey Bauman.
“These two along with Derek Eastman give us one of the deepest, and most experienced defensive crews in the league,” Oilers coach Brue Ramsay said. “They’ll give us a lot of poise and keep things calm in our end.”
Fleck joined the Oilers in December from the Missouri Mavericks. His season ending injury limited him to a combined 37 games (17 with the Oilers) in which he had one goal and four assists for five points, and 69 penalty minutes.
Bauman played last season for Rio Grande Valley after spending the previous two years as Fleck’s teammate at Oklahoma City. Last season he had seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 58 games.
“He played four years at Yale, so you know he’s one of the smartest players on and off the ice,” Ramsay laughed.
The Oilers also signed young forwards Brandon Roshko and Dain Prewitt for the upcoming training camp.
Roshko played the last four seasons at Alabama-Huntsville where he had double digit points each of his four years. Prewitt, was a college teammate of Oiler Jeff Gumaer and had 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points in his rookie campaign with South Carolina of the ECHL last year.
“Both these guys bring a lot of energy to the ice and are going to make for a very competitive camp,” 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.
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).