December 22, 2018
PLESKACH SCORES FOUR IN LOSS TO MAVERICKS
Oilers captain Adam Pleskach notches four goals onThrowback Night at the BOK Center, but Tulsa falls 6-5 to Kansas City.
TULSA, OK – Four goals from captain Adam Pleskach led the way for the TulsaOilers (13-10-6), but the Oilers fell 6-5 Saturday to the Kansas City Mavericks(16-9-2) on Throwback Night at the BOK Center.
Darian Dziurzynski put theMavericks on the board first when he poke-checked the puck from an Oilersdefenseman and fired a shot between the legs of Evan Fitzpatrick at 7:22 of the opening frame. Tulsa answered on a5-on-3 power play, when Pleskach fired a one-timer into the net from low in theleft circle. The goal put Pleskach into a tie for third in Tulsa history withhis 145th goal in an Oilers uniform. The score was tied 1-1 afterone.
Pleskach added a second power playtally to put Tulsa in front 2-1 early in the second period. The Oilers scored athird goal with the man-advantage when StevenKaunisto fired a shot from the point that ricocheted off of a Mavericksskate nearly eight minutes into the middle frame. Kansas City battled back totie it at 3-3 heading into the second intermission after Rocco Carzo scored ona delayed penalty and former Oiler Joey Sides deflected in a power play goalwith 20 seconds left.
The Mavericks plowed ahead in thethird period with three goals in the first five minutes of the frame within a1:28 span to lead 6-3 thanks to goals from David Dziurzynski, Jared VanWormerand Willie Raskob. Pleskach took over from there, scoring his third and fourthgoals of the game just 17 seconds apart to bring to Oilers back to within agoal. Tulsa outshot Kansas City 42-19, but lost 6-5, dropping its tenthstraight game in December.
Tulsa follows a short holidaybreak with a StoneWolf Casino Cup matchup against the Wichita Thunder at 7:05pmThursday on the York Plumbing Ice at the BOK Center. The Oilers then willcelebrate Military Appreciation Night Friday, when Tulsa hosts the Mavericksagain at 7:05pm.
Season and Group Tickets are on sale now by calling theOilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.comfor more information.