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OILERS CLOSE SEASON SERIES WITH WICHITA WITH DOMINANT WIN   

Saturday, April 9th
OILERS CLOSE SEASON SERIES WITH WICHITA WITH DOMINANT WIN   

OILERS CLOSE SEASON SERIES WITH WICHITA WITH DOMINANT WIN   

Joe Garreffa tallied a hat trick in an 8-2 drubbing of Wichita

TULSA, OK —The Oilers won 8-2 against the Wichita Thunder on Friday night at the BOK Center to close the season series 8-3-0-1 in Tulsa’s favor.  

Joe Garreffa opened the scoring for the second time this week, wheeling to the high slot before beating Jake Theut. 4:54 in. Carson Denomie extended the lead to 2-0 with 2:56 left in the frame, roofing a snap shot after a deft feed from Max Golod.

Adam Pleskach made it a 3-0 lead 7:44 into the second period, tapping home a rebound past Olivier Rodrigue. Less than two minutes later, Peter Crinella roofed a rebound of his own, bringing the score line 3-1 in Tulsa’s favor. Jack Doremus restored Tulsa’s three-goal lead 1:27 later, depositing a trickling puck from inside the crease. Logan Fredricks scored his 12th of the season 13:43 into the period, cutting the score to 4-2. Garreffa logged his second of the game 31 seconds later, bringing the score 5-2 in Tulsa’s favor. Garreffa completed the hat trick with 2:53 left in the second period.

Eddie Matsushima extended the lead to five goals, roofing his chance over Rodrigue and earning a five-point night. Denomie closed the score line 8-2 with 5:40 left, sneaking a shot through traffic to keep the Oilers perfect on the power play on the night.  

Daniel Mannella stopped 20 of 22 chances, with Tulsa, outshooting the Thunder 52-22 in the game.

The Oilers head to Rapid City for the first game of a three-game set on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:05 p.m. CT.

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