Forward dealt for future considerations
The veteran from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has suited up for 26 games with the Royals this season, registering 12 points (4 goals and 8 assists) and 40 penalty minutes.
Saturday night the BOK Center will see the Utah Grizzlies for the final time in the regular season. The puck drops at 7:05pm. What better way to end the day than by spending the evening at the BOK Center with the Tulsa Oilers? No need to stress looking for things to do in Tulsa. Our nights are jam packed with action and excitement sure to have you ready for more, and you’re in luck. The Oilers have four games between February 10th and the 14th. It’s not to late to get season tickets so you don’t miss an ounce of the Oilers love.
When you’re looking for things to do in Tulsa and you choose to come to an OIlers game your experience will go far beyond just a hockey game. Take this most recent roster move for example. There are two things to note. One, things are always changing and it’s exciting. Each time you come back to a game you are going to have your favorite players to cheer for but you’re also going to get new ones from time to time. This is exciting because then you get to increase your fandom of others. Also, you get to watch the players that you do invest in cheering for do well at the next level. Axel has been to Tulsa once this season from the American Hockey League. He is at what would be equivalent to Triple AAA. These guy have greater chances of making it to the National Hockey League and some day you will be able to watch them on TV from Tulsa someday. Pretty neat. The second thing, Sweden! Not only are you getting to watch talented players participate in an exciting and fast paced game, but also see players from all over the world! These guys come from all countries to be part of the National organization that the Tulsa Oilers are affiliated to within the Winnipeg Jets organization of the National Hockey League.
These affiliations are not only good for the players that are “owned” by the big league club, but also for the players that are getting to skate, play with and learn from these other guys. When you are looking for things to do in Tulsa and you come to an Oilers game it’s not just hockey you’re watching. These are peoples’ jobs as well. It’s a business. The business of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) is ran differently than the business of the American Hockey League and that of the National Hockey League but they are all three very close intertwined–especially when you are dealing with affiliates such as Tulsa, Manitoba and Winnipeg’s.
Kevin Carr is eighth with a 2.13 goals against average and third in minutes (1888), he has fluctuated throughout the season in the ECHL’s top 10 goaltenders. …Among rookies in the ECHL, Dan DeSalvo is fourth in scoring with 35 points, third in assist with 24 and tied for first in plus/minus with +18… Phil Brewer is tied for first in rookie shootout goals with two… Oilers are fourth in shots against, averaging 27.43…Tonight is the Oilers 8th Annual Pink in the Rink night presented by TD Williamson benefiting Turn Tulsa Pink…Afterwards there will be a jersey auction in the ONEOK Club.
The Oilers and Grizzlies are back in the BOK Center again after Thursday night’s showdown where Utah skated away with the two points. The season series between the two sits 1-2-0-0.
Tulsa had some time to rest but the Grizzlies played in Allen, Texas last night and were shutout 2-0 by the Americans.
Utah is currently ranked third in the Western Conference–first in the West Division–with 56 points. The Oilers remain third in the Central Division with 46 points.
After all of that, the series weekend ended. Each team would take a win. And each team would that the win 3-1. The Oilers defeated the Grizzlies on Saturday night at the BOK Center. Not only was is the absolutely thing to do to the night, but it was a meaningful game and event to many as it was sponsored by TD Williamson Benefiiting Turn Tulsa Pink. The organization does much work with several other charities in the Tulsa area.
Defenseman Joe Sova scored his first goal of the season with the Tulsa Oilers since his trade from Kalamazoo earlier this year. The coolest part? Sova’s first goal was on Pink in the Rink night–a night very special to him as he was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 8 years old. He was able to overcome that huge trial and hockey played a role in it says Sova. It was a goal unique to others in the BOK Center last night when the Tulsa Oilers took down the Utah Grizzlies on home ice.
Strangely enough, newly aquired Riley Armstrong used to play with the Utah Grizzlies himself. He wore the “C” for a season in West Valley City, Utah under the direction of Kevin Colley. If his trade would have come a few days prior,e he would have been able to be apart of the defeat of them and now head coach Tim B. Luckily, he escaped the travel. Armstrong comes to the Oilers as a forward with AHL and a couple games of NHL experience.