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The Oilers would not let the Americans own back-to-back victories on a Saturday in the BOK Center as they defeated the Allen team 5-2 in front of 6,024 fans.
Tulsa would strike first on a Dan DeSalvo shot that deflected off of the stick of Emerson Clark at the 4:55 mark. Phil Brewer would assist.
Turnovers provided opportunities often for the Oilers and in the second period, Brewer—from Adam Pleskach—would capitalize on one. The Oilers doubled their lead and then they would triple it.
Shortly after Pleskach would drop the puck for his teammate and Christophe Lalancette slapped one in past Joel Rumple to end the frame 3-0.
The start of third period did not prove as promising for the Oilers as the prior two when the Americans tallied two goals that put them in close reach of Tulsa.
First Gary Steffes stole a lose puck from Nathan Lutz and gave the pass to Chad Costello that found it’s way over the glove of Kevin Carr. The Americans were on the board.
A big chance came for Brady Ramsay but gravity robbed him as his shot would just go off the corner post.
Allen notched their second goal at 14:06 when Steffes produced his second point of the night after he snagged a puck that was in DeSalvo’s favor and slipped it past Carr.
Just 37 second later Jordan Kremyr would be the one to raise Tulsa’s spirits on what was turning out to be a dicey final 20 minutes.
Kremyr received a pass off of a sharp Brandon Wong pass that he then backhanded into the Allen net. The Oilers would have a 4-2 advantage and there would be three assists: Wong, Ramsay and Kremyr’s skate.
Although the top two Americans scorers would both produce, the team would fail to defeat the Oilers for a second straight night.
Brewer would tap the puck in with 27 seconds left for his third point of the night (2 goals, 1 assist) and the Oilers would take the 5-2 win—the third consecutive victory at home.
The Oilers finish off their 4-game series against the Americans tomorrow afternoon in Allen soil.
Mark your calendars for the Tulsa Oilers versus the South Carolina Stingrays at the BOK Center right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The puck drops at 7:05pm on Wednesday, February 10th. We will be offering a hump day hot dog special where you can get a hot dog for a single buck! Who doesn’t love a dollar hot dog? It’s the best thing to do in Tulsa, especially when you bring out a group of your top five, or twenty-five. If you even brought out 225 of you closest friends, think about all of the hot dogs you could get without breaking the bank!
South Carolina will be traveling all the way from well, South Carolina. The Oilers will face off the Stingrays only once during the regular season, and will have home advantage. The Stingrays represent the South Division, and will be the only team from the Eastern Conference the Oilers will face in the BOK Center during the 2015-2106 regular season.
The ECHL was founded in the combination of two leagues began its inaugural season in 1988 with only five teams. The Wheeling Nailers, one of the inaugural teams, welcomed former Tulsa Oiler player, Jeff Christian, as their assistant coach on Thursday, January 28th, 2015. The ECHL, along with the AHL, are the only minor leagues recognized by the National Hockey League. The Tulsa Oilers and the Manitoba Moose are both affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. The Oilers and Manitoba with transfer players between each other, which is especially neat when you get to witness a Manitoba player right here in the BOK Center, or one of he Oilers gets called up to Canada.
Looking for a fun thing to do in Tulsa with your company or friends? Look no father. The Tulsa Oilers provide quality entertainment at a price that won’t break the bank. The Oilers offer great prices to bring out a Groups, Birthday Parties and Premium Experiences you can’t find anywhere else in Oklahoma. Make sure you call our office at (918) 632-7825 to learn how you can create an unforgettable night right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
If you enjoy a good fantasy team, make sure you come to the Tulsa Oilers game on February 13th against the Quad City Mallards. The Oilers will look to down the Mallards on a special night. The ECHL has announced the 2015-2016 Fantasy Team and your Tulsa Oiler, Mathieu Gagnon will be wearing a special jersey to commemorate the honor. Kevin Carr is our Golden Goalie, and he will be rocking an extraordinary sweater as well, goalie cut of course. Gags and Carr were voted on my fans on ECHL.com. Make sure to come out and support @carrsy3 and @Gagz55 for a one night only, pre-valentines date.
Did you know the Zamboni was invented by an American, Frank Zamboni? In fact, the Zambonis are made blocks from a rink in Southern California. The Zambonis are driven on neighborhood streets to be tested at the ice rink nearby. The first Zamboni was created out of a tractor, however, that method didn’t work. Eventually Frank invented a machine that shaved the ice, took the shavings and then proceeded to wash and squeegee the ice. These machines are so specialized that their costs can range into six figures.
Need something to keep your mind busy until the next game? Prep your pink outfits! We will be having Pink in the Rink on February 6th against the Utah Grizzlies. We want to see you decked out in pink. Tutus, Pink Oilers jerseys, nail polish. It might not be Wednesday, but for a great cause, we can make an exception to the rule. Last year some of your favorite players received pedicures after a long road trip. Of course we had to get some pink polish on those toes, so we did just that. Our players are great supporters of the cause, and are ready to see you decked out too! Make sure to stick around after the game to bid on your favorite player’s special edition jersey. You can also take a photo with the Pink in the Rink logo, located behind the goals, after the Valentine’s Day game against the Wichita Thunder. All Sunday games have post game skates with the players. Skates can be rented for $3 a pair beginning immediately following the final horn. February is full of things to do in Tulsa. It’s not too late to take advantage of a season ticket holder benefits, we know you will love it.