Bruce Ramsay enters his third season behind the bench in Tulsa. In 2011-12, Ramsay led the Oilers to their first playoff series victory in 17 years.
"I know how hungry this town has been for winning hockey, and last year it was exciting to give our fans the kind of team they deserve." Ramsay said.
In two short years under Ramsay's leadership, the Oilers have taken significant steps up the CHL standings. The Oilers improved by ten wins and 19 points in Ramsay's first season, and followed up on that success with seven more victories last year to earn the #3 seed in the Berry Conference.
"I think we've got youth on our side this year." Ramsay said. "This bunch is going to be younger and faster and I don't think we have to be satisfied with what we achieved last season. I'm glad the expectations have been raised with our club, and I think we've got the talent to take another step forward."
During his career on the ice, Ramsay played for ten championship teams. He earned the nickname "Rammer" for his toughness and relentless style of physical play. Ramsay had more than 300 penalty minutes eight times in his career but also hit double digits in goals for times in his career.
Ramsay's head coaching career began in St. Petersburg, Florida in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. He then made stops in Port Huron and Muskegon in the United Hockey League and in eight seasons as a head coach has compiled a record of 260-185-49.
A native of Dryden, Ontario, Ramsay now resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with his wife Jennifer, daughter Natalie, and son Reid.