The Tulsa Oilers announced on Sunday that left wing Axel Blomqvist has been re-assigned to Tulsa from the Manitoba Moose, the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate.
Blomqvist, 21, returns to the Tulsa after suiting up in 14 games with the Moose where he has recorded two penalty minutes.
During his time with the Oilers, the forward has registered four points (1 goal, 3 assists).
The Osby, Sweden native split his time prior to the Moose in the Western Hockey League between the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Victoria Royals and Moose Jaw Warriors where he tallied 56 goals and 92 assists.
He was signed to a three year NHL entry level contract by the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 1, 2013.
The Oilers finish this week’s four-game series against the Americans today in Allen soil at 4:05 p.m.
Date Night in Tulsa
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 some day. 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.
Coming to an Oilers game just to watch the game will never be the only experience you have. Fans can become part of an Oilers family. It’s like going to “family dinner” 36 times a year. This recently spoken on Adopt an Oiler mention is part of it. Early in the season, fans will bid of players who they can “adopt” for the season. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the players to receive support away from home. Often times, these families will donate snacks for bus trips, meals, etc. We love our fans!
Tonight will be a fun night for the family as a hockey game won’t be the only thing is store. The first 1,000 kids ages 12 and under will receive a youth jersey courtesy of Oilers’ sponsor York Plumbing. The role these sponsors play in the community is huge and it’s a position the Oilers are honored to be part of. When looking for things to do in Tulsa, it’s nice to participate in something that the entire culture of the city is immersed in.
If you’re feeling down in the dumps because you are not 12 and under and a free jersey is desirable, don’t. Thanks to another Oilers sponsors, Safetlite autoglass repair, you can claim the adult size jersey. On an upcoming game in February, Safelite will be providing these jerseys with their logos on the back for the first 1,000 adults through the doors. There are not as many things to do in Tulsa where you can enjoy something like a high-speed, action packed event AND receive something of jersey value for free! That game will absolutely be one you’ll get in line early for. Some other promotions and giveaways throughout the season include light up bracelets (February 20).
You don’t have to wait in line to get a jersey or any other Oilers merchandise. When at the Oilers game, check out the merchandise table in the Grand Lobby of the Bank of Oklahoma Center for lots of different types of “Oilers swag”. Mini sticks, foam fingers and even trendy women’s apparel can be found at a Tulsa Oilers game. Like wearing cheetah print? There are event Oilers t-shirts with different animal patterns and sparkly Oilers logos—a perfect gift for your lady.
Speaking of gifts for ladies, have you made Valentines Day plans yet? This year the Oilers, due to popular demand, are offering two special games in the month of February for you to get your hockey fix and swoon your significant other or crush at the same time. The Valentines Day games this season are February 13 (Saturday) and February 14 (Sunday and Valentines Day). These games are unique because aside from two game tickets, you also are provided an incredible catered meal from the Bank of Oklahoma Center. That’s not all. A special gift from the Oilers and a buy one get one pass to Pinots Pallet is also included. These plans start at just $89—what a steal. Often times, just a nice dinner on this cupid holiday is roughly $100, and the Tulsa Oilers are offering an option with so much more. If your Valentines day is already planned, its ok because then you can just come to the Saturday night game when you’re looking for things to do in Tulsa on a lovers weekend. Or you can even come to both games and get your Oilers fix during their most important month of playing leading to the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.