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January 6, 2019
OILERS BEAT STEELHEADS TO SPLIT WEEKEND SERIES
Tulsa comes from behind to snap Idaho’s five-game winning streak Sunday at the BOK Center.
TULSA, OK– Misfortune couldn’t determine Tulsa’s fate back-to-back nights. The Oilers (18-12-6) overcame a first period deficit to score three unanswered in a 3-1 win over the Idaho Steelheads (20-11-3) to split the weekend series Sunday at the BOK Center.
The BOK Center boards haven’t been the Oilers friend this weekend, as the Steelheads scored a goal off of a bad bounce from the corner for the second straight game. Saturday night, the crazy carom turned out to be Idaho’s game-winner. Sunday, former Oilers forward Kale Kessy capitalized on the ricochet to give Idaho a 1-0 lead after one.
Tulsa tied the game in the second period when Alex Krommwon a battle in the corner and found Scott Henegar alone in the slot. Henegar beat Colton Point with a wrist shot to make it 1-1. Jared Thomasput the Oilers in front on a short-handed 2-on-1, when he wound up and blasted a shot into the top of the net. The Oilers outshot the Steelheads 12-3 in the frame and led 2-1 heading into the third.
Rookie forward Ian McNultyadded an insurance goal when he caught a pass at the Steelheads blue line and spun in behind the defense, before ripping a shot past Point’s glove to make it 3-1. Oilers goaltender Devin Williamsstopped 21 of 22 shots to earn his fifth win in his last six starts.
The Oilers turn around and host the Rapid City Rush at 7:05pm Tuesday on the York Plumbing Ice at the BOK Center, in a game originally scheduled for February 26. Season tickets and others purchased for the February 26 game will be honored for Tuesday’s rescheduled game.
Season and Group Tickets are on sale now by calling the Oilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.comfor more information.