January 5, 2019
FLUKY BOUNCE DOES OILERS IN AGAINST STEELHEADS
Idaho takes the first of two games this weekend over Tulsaafter bad bounce fools Oilers late in regulation.
TULSA, OK – A bad bounce off of the cornerboards led to a late go-ahead goal as the Idaho Steelheads (20-10-3) knockedoff the Tulsa Oilers (17-12-6) 4-2 Saturday at the BOK Center.
The first period saw few scoringchances from either side as both teams blocked several shots. The Steelheadsjumped in front when Ondrej Vala sniped a shot past Devin Williams from the left circle. Idaho was unsuccessful on asingle power play, while the Oilers went 0-for-2 on the man advantage.
Idaho made it 2-0 when Reid Petrykscooped up a rebound and snuck a shot into the Oilers net on his backhand for apower play tally. Tulsa started its comeback at 8:48 of the frame when Alex Globke slid a loose puck behindTomas Sholl to put the Oilers on the board. 38 seconds later, Adam Pleskach deflected a shot from Adam Phillips into the Idaho net to tiethe game at 2-2. The Oilers outshot the Steelheads 17-10 in the middle frame.
Petryk added his second goal ofthe game with 6:23 left in regulation to put Idaho ahead for good. The goalstemmed from a terrible carom for the Oilers on a Steelheads dump-in thatbounced off of a piece of the corner boards back out in front. Petryk buried itinto an open cage before Williams could scramble back into his crease. A.J.White added an empty net goal with two seconds left in the game. Sholl stopped44 of 46 in the win.
Tulsa hosts Idaho against Sundayafternoon at 4:05pm on the York Plumbing Ice at the BOK Center. Fans can takepart in a postgame skate with the Oilers players following the game.
Season and Group Tickets are on sale now by calling theOilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.comfor more information.