OILERS TO SPORT NICKNAME ON SATURDAY
TheOilers will go by the Tulsa Oil Capitals for Saturday’s game.
Tulsa, OK — The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’sSt. Louis Blues, announced Wednesday that the team will be playing as the TulsaOil Capitals for “Nickname Night” on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Oilers are participating in the ECHL’s Nickname Month thisFebruary, taking the ice as the Tulsa Oil Capitals for one night. The team willwear special jerseys for the game with a new logo and color scheme. Inaddition, the jerseys will have each player’s nickname on the name bar in placeof their last name. The Oil Capitals’ jerseys will be auctioned off in theONEOK Club after the game.
The name Oil Capitals pays tribute to Tulsa’s moniker of “OilCapital of the World”. The nickname was first used in the early 1900s afterlarge oil strikes in Red Fork and Glenpool, both of which rest in Tulsa County.The formation of the International Petroleum Exposition and Congress in 1923cemented Tulsa’s legacy as the “Oil Capital of the World”.
The team will have Oil Capitals merchandise available at thegame, and starting Wednesday, fans can participate in a social media contest onTwitter, Instagram and Facebook to guess the players’ individual nicknames fora chance to win various prizes.
The Oil Capitals will be playing the Wichita Thunder in their lone appearance on Feb. 15 at the BOK Center. Oil Capital native and Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell will drop the puck for the 7:05 p.m. game. Tickets can still be purchased by calling 918-632-7825.
Oilers Season and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the Oilersfront office at 918-632-PUCK (7825) or visit www.tulsaoilers.com formore information.