Schedule Change: Oilers Open Season Tonight in Wichita

TULSA, OK – The Central Hockey League has announced a game change which alters the schedule for the Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder.

Wichita was set to open it’s season tonight at home against the Quad City Mallards but circumstances have necessitated a change that will now bring the Oilers to Wichita tonight.

“There have been some challenges with the Mallards training camp and getting the team in a position to open this season in the time frame planned,” said CHL Commissioner Duane Lewis in a statement released by the league on Thursday.  “With the Mallards only scheduled for one game before October 26, we felt it was the best move for all parties to remove them from Friday’s game in Wichita and allow them extra time to prepare for the 2012-13 season.  We fully expect the Mallards to participate in their game in Tulsa scheduled for Friday, October 26.”

The Oilers were idle on Friday night and already scheduled to play in Wichita on Saturday night.  With the schedule change, Tulsa will play two nights in a row in Wichita to open the season.  To make up for the sudden change, an adjustment to the Oilers schedule will be made at a later date.

Friday’s and Saturday’s game are set for 7:05 p.m. CST.  Oilers fans can watch and listen to the game through AmericaOne Sports by clicking here.  Fans who are only interested in listening to the game can log on to www.ustream.tv then search “Tulsa Oilers” and click the TulsaOilers channel.  The broadcast can also be heard via the Oilers website by clicking here.

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