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OILERS WIN GAME 7 TO ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN DIVISION FINALS

Thursday, April 25th
OILERS WIN GAME 7 TO ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN DIVISION FINALS

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OILERS WIN GAME 7 TO ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN DIVISIONFINALS

Tulsa takes down Kansas City with 6-2 win in deciding gameto move on in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

TULSA, OK – Aconvincing 6-2 win in Game 7 sent the Tulsa Oilers (4-3-0) through to theMountain Division Finals, ending a hard-fought series with the Kansas CityMavericks (3-3-1) Wednesday at the BOK Center. It was Tulsa’s first playoffseries since joining the ECHL in 2014-15, and the Oilers first series win as afranchise since 2010-11.

The Oilers gained the early lead when Steven Kaunisto found Ryan Tesink with a stretch pass andTesink beat Mason McDonald on a breakaway with a backhander through the legs.The Mavericks tied the game when Jared VanWormer fooled Devin Williams with a shot from the corner that banked off ofWilliams’ pads and in. Late in the opening frame, Oilers captain Adam Pleskach redirected a centeringpass into the net for a power play goal to put Tulsa ahead 2-1 after 20minutes.

Alex Dostiegave Tulsa a two-goal lead 35 seconds into the middle period when he kicked apass onto his stick and deflected it into the net on a 2-on-1 rush for hisleague-best seventh goal of the playoffs. Tesink then quickly made it 4-1 whenhe tipped a point shot through McDonald and into the net just 1:16 into theframe. Tulsa outshot Kansas City 13-8 in the period and led by three enteringthe third.

The Mavericks found a second life early in the third whenDarian Dziurzynski scored a power play goal to cut Tulsa’s lead in half. But Dostiescored his second of the game less than two minutes later to put the Oilersback ahead by three. The 22-year-old completed his first playoff hat trick latein the game on a power play to complete Tulsa’s 6-2 win.

The Oilers move on to theMountain Division Finals against the Idaho Steelheads, which starts with Game 1Friday at 7:05pm at the BOK Center and Game 2 Sunday at 4:05pm in Tulsa. Catchall the action on the Sports Animal Radio Network, www.tulsaoilers.com or ECHL.TV, with pregame coveragestarting at 6:45pm.

Call 918-632-7825 or visit www.tulsaoilers.com for more informationon playoff ticket packages for the Mountain Division Finals. Single-gametickets are also on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.

Follow us on Twitterand Instagram, or “Like” us on Facebookfor more information about the Tulsa Oilers. 2019-20 season tickets are on salenow by calling the Oilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.com for more information.

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