(Photo by Manitoba Moose)
If you looking for things to do in Tulsa, makes sure to head down to the BOK Center, located in downtown Tulsa. This vibrant area has developed significantly in the past few years, making it a great spot for all generations to spend time with family and friends. The best way to spend the day is cheering on your local Tulsa Oilers in the BOK Center. What better way to enjoy ice, than from the comfort of the BOK Center, and not on those road! No need to start Operation Slick Streets, the only thing that’s slick here are the Oilers’ skills.
The Oilers joined the Winnipeg Jets family for the start of the 2015-2016 season. The Jets returned to Winnipeg in 2011, and like the Oilers, they are in the Central Division of their league, the NHL. Also in the Jets family, the Manitoba Moose. The Moose are the AHL affiliate of the Jets, and they often share their players with the Tulsa Oilers. The newest addition to the Oilers Roster is Jimmy Lodge, a 20-year-old who hails from Pennsylvania. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to see him play right here in Tulsa!
The Oilers are a young team whose heart beat warms the entire arena. Their fast play keeps fans entertained, especially little kids who are left awestruck of their skating abilities, quick moves, and shots that zoom across the red line that lights up a lamp. Of course after that extremely exciting minute, the fans burst out of their chairs and electrify the stands.
Our next game against the Missouri Mavericks, is one you aren’t going to miss! The Missouri Mavericks are currently the top team in the Central Division and leaders of the entire ECHL. The Oilers and the Mavericks have battled back and forth all season. In fact, the Oilers broke the Missouri Mavericks 14 game winning streak right here in the BOK Center early in the season. It wasn’t a one-time kind of event either. The Oilers loaded up in their bus, with care packages sent by their Adopt-An-Oiler families, and headed up the road to Kansas City to face of the Mavericks once again. Missouri was on another streak, this time they hadn’t let a single team beat them on their ice in 14 games, but the Oilers came in to win. And win they did. The Oilers left that night with another win, and two points to put on the standing board. The Mavericks had fallen to the Oilers once again. This time we aren’t going to be looking to break another 14 game streak, but when the Mavericks are in town, there is no other thing to do in Tulsa than to head over to the BOK Center to watch the face off. If that wasn’t enough to get your car started, maybe hot dogs for only a buck, will get you out the door. That’s right, you can get a hot dog for a single George Washington. One dollar will get you a warm hot dog, and you can top it however you like. Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, Mayonnaise, all of the above- we won’t judge! You don’t even have to worry about feeding the kids. Swing by the house or daycare after work and load them up! The doors open at 6, so you have plenty of time to get in and grab a hot dog for everyone before the puck drops at 7:05. We get to welcome Jimmy Lodge to Tulsa, send the Missouri Mavericks home with a broken heart, maybe even a few broken sticks, and watch the game while enjoy a dollar dog! What other thing to do in Tulsa is a great a deal as that?
Thirsty? There’s more! Of course you have to come back for Thirsty Thursday! If you have a student ID, you have no reason not to be here. You can always retake a class, but getting to see the Oilers take on the Utah Grizzlies, that doesn’t happen every day. The Grizzles are a bit timid in Tulsa, where they will only make three regular season appearances this year. Did we mention there is a deal where you can not only get into the game, but also get a slice of pizza for only $12. Hello, what college student doesn’t love pizza! Pair that with a dollar beer and you’ve got a great night out with friends. Even if you aren’t in college, a beer for only a dollar, now that’s a thing to do in Tulsa. Nothing goes together quite like a cold one and a nice, even if the players aren’t always on their best behavior, hockey game. This is your last chance to pair these two together during the regular season, so you really don’t want to miss it. The Oilers will then travel to West Valley City, Utah for their second time in East Coast Hockey League franchise history. This season the Oilers have headed out west once to play the Grizz in the Maverick Center and then up north to Boise, Idaho (National Hockey League Dallas Stars ECHL affiliate) to play the Idaho Steelheads in Century Link arena. Don’t miss these match ups!