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Tulsa, OK (March 29, 2016)–The Tulsa Oilers found themselves in a 5-0 deficit entering the third period, despite leading the shots-on-goals. The Oilers would mount a late-game push, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Eagles won the game 6-2, on Tuesday.
It didn’t take Colorado long to open the scoring. Trent Daavettila — who is second in the ECHL in points — scored off of a rebound at the 11:14 mark of the first period. The goal was Daavettila’s 24th on the year and was assisted by Curt Cogol and Adrian Veideman. The goal was a power play marker.
Cogol would score a goal of his own in the opening minute of the second period. Cogol deflected a slap-pass from Barryl Bootland and the deflection beat Kevin Carr. Sean Zimmerman was credited with the secondary assist.
Colorado would take a three-goal lead when Channing Boe scored his first goal of the season, 6:04 into the second period. Tyler Fiddler had the only assist on the play.
Exactly 30 seconds later the Eagles would jump ahead to a 4-0 lead. Daavettila netted his second goal of the game, and Bootland and Cogol both extended their point totals with the assists.
It would continue to be all eagles when Everett Sheen scored his 10th of the season at the 9:45 mark of the second period. Jesse Mychan had the only assist.
Early in the third period Colorado would strike again. Kyle Kraemer scored from the point 1:51 into the third period. Jake Marto and Fiddler had the assists.
The Oilers would try and claw their way back on a goal from their captain, Nathan Lutz. Lutz scored at the 16:54 mark in the third period. Forward Ben Murphy registered his first pro point with an assist on the goal.
Connor Kucera scored in the final minute. Newly acquired Oiler Jacob Poe had the primary assist and Brian Nugent had the secondary assist.
The Oilers will look to get revenge on the Eagles tomorrow night— Wednesday — at the BOK Center at 7:05 p.m.
Credit: Zack Reynolds
Looking for something fun and exciting to do in Tulsa? Look no further than a Tulsa Oilers game. The Tulsa Oilers provide a safe and fun experience for people of all interests and ages. The Oilers play their home games at the BOK Center — located at 200 South Denver Ave W, Tulsa, OK 74103. The Oilers are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. The 2015-2016 season is the first season the Oilers have been affiliated with either the Jets or the Moose.
This season marks the Oilers second season in the ECHL. The ECHL is the premier AA development league of the NHL and AHL. The ECHL began as a league on the east coast, with five teams in four states. Now the ECHL fields 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province. The league also has affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams. The ECHL has produced and help grow hundreds of NHL players over it’s long history, including NHL All-Stars Jonathan Quick, Tim Thomas, Tomas Vokun, Mark Streit and many more. The ECHL has also produced dozens of Stanley Cup Champions and several Olympians.
Every Tuesday and Thursday home game is Papa John’s College night, which grants college students a ticket to the game and Papa John’s pizza all for only $12 with college I.D. Every Thursday home games are also Thirsty Thursday, meaning that fans can purchase beer for just $1. Do you want dinner and a show, but you’re on a tight budget? No problem. Every Monday home game is $1 hotdog night and the action is just as good as any weekend game!
Now is the perfect time for fans, old and new to start purchasing tickets to see the Tulsa Oilers. There are only four more home games remaining in the regular season and Tulsa is making an aggressive push for the Central Division crown.
Even though there isn’t many home games left this season, you can still follow the Oilers on social media to get all the latest updates. The Oilers are on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram! There are plenty of away games in the months of March and April and each away game is just as important as each home game in the ECHL standings. Making the playoffs also means more opportunities to see your Tulsa Oilers live at home as each ECHL playoff round is a best-of-seven contest. The Eastern and Western Conference champions will play each other for the prestigious Kelly Cup. Make sure you catch all the action as the Oilers look to claim their first Kelly Cup and ECHL championship.
Don’t forget to keep up with all things Tulsa Oilers, including results, stats, promotions and more by visiting www.TulsaOilers.com, on twitter @tulsa_oilers, on Instagram @TulsaOilersHockey, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TulsaOilersHockey. You can also purchase tickets at www.TulsaOilers.com or talk to a Tulsa-based ticket sales representative at 918-632-7825
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Nothing better than Oilers playoff hockey in the BOK Center. The venue in downtown Tulsa offers the experience is wonderful for the family for a date and guy for a guys and girls night.