The Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League are pleased to announce the signings of goaltenders Ian Keserich and Mike Spillane for the upcoming 20th Anniversary season.

Returning to the Oilers is Ian Keserich who set a personal high last season with 22 wins and a record of 22-10-4 and supporting a solid .913 save percentage, Ian Keserich was a key catalyst in turning the fortune of the Oilers around, going undefeated in his last 11 games of the 2010-11 season with a 9-0-2 record. One of the greatest games turned in by an Oiler goalie occurred on February 19th in Wichita where Ian stopped 52 of 53 shots and was unstoppable in securing a 5-1 victory for the Oilers.

Bruce Ramsay, the Head Coach of the Tulsa Oilers, is extremely excited to have Ian Keserich back with the Oilers family, “Ian had a tremendous season and we were extremely fortunate to be able to acquire such a quality goalie during the 2010-11 season. The upcoming season will be Ian`s fifth season as a pro yet he is only 25 years old and I firmly believe that he is only going to improve exponentially as he gets older.”

Coming to the Tulsa Oilers from the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL is netminder Mike Spillane. Last season, Mike played 23 games for the FireAntz where he supported a 2.42 GAA and a .926 save percentage which put him number one in the league in both categories. Mike played 4 years at the annual powerhouse University of Vermont and was a graduate of the Omaha Lancers of the USHL where he gained a record of 27-10-7 along with a 2.30 GAA and .918 SV % which put him 4th in the league for goalies.

“Mike is an extremely motivated individual who has competed at some of the top levels of amateur hockey in the United States and performed admirably and is ready to make the next step to the AA level. With these two signings, we have a great 1-2 punch in goal, thus solidifying one of the most important and difficult positions to fill,” states Head Coach Bruce Ramsay. The Tulsa Oilers continue to build a team that will mirror the success of last year’s squad which had its best season in 17 years.

Tickets: Season Tickets for the Oilers 20th season in the CHL are now on sale. More information is available by calling the Oilers office at 918-632-PUCK (7825)

CHL Affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)

Photo by Les Stockton


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