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Week of October 24, 2016
OILERS RECORD: 4-0-0,
LAST WEEK: 3-0-0
FRIDAY, OCT. 21 – TULSA OILERS 6, INDY FUEL 1 (BOK Center)
The Tulsa Oilers earned a convincing 6-1 win over the Indy Fuel Friday in front of 5,592 fans at BOK Center to open the club’s 65th season of hockey. The Oilers special teams were pivotal in the victory, as Tulsa scored two power-play goals, a short-handed tally, and killed all five Indy power-plays. Adam Pleskach and Darcy Murphy each scored a pair of goals, and goaltender Jamie Phillips turned away 20 of 21 Fuel attempts.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22 – TULSA OILERS 5, ATLANTA GLADIATORS 4 (Shootout) (BOK Center)
Tulsa jumped out to a 3-1 lead by the middle of the second period, thanks to goals by Jiri Fronk, Pleskach, and Emerson Clark, but the Gladiators scored two goals late in the frame to even the score five seconds before the break. After Atlanta momentarily jumped into the lead, Tulsa forced overtime when Danick Paquette deflected in a power-play equalizer into the net in his Oilers debut. After a scoreless overtime Phillips stopped all six Atlanta attempts in the shootout, and Clark scored the winning goal for Tulsa.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23 – TULSA OILERS 4, ATLANTA GLADIATORS 3 (Overtime) (BOK Center)
Atlanta put one goal on the board in the first period and two more in the second to lead 3-1 after two stanzas. The only Oilers goal was scored by Clark on a short-handed 2-on-1. He would later factor into the scoring on all three Tulsa goals to complete the comeback, including Pleskach’s overtime game-winner with 41 seconds left.
Tuesday, October 25 – vs. Allen Americans, 7:05pm – $1 Beer Night (BOK Center)
Friday, October 28 – @ Indy Fuel, 6:35pm CST (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
Saturday, October 29 – @ Quad City Mallards, 7:05pm (iWireless Center)
OIL PRODUCTION LEADERS
Goals: 4 – Darcy Murphy, Adam Pleskach
Assists: 5 – Wes Cunningham
Points: 7 – Emerson Clark
Plus/Minus: Plus-5 – Shawn Bates
Penalty Minutes: 25 – Clark
Shots on Goal: 20 – Pleskach
Wins: 4 – Jamie Phillips
GAA: 2.66 – Phillips
Save %: 89.6% – Phillips
Rookie goaltender Jamie Phillips has won four consecutive starts, his first four professional appearances. Phillips leads the ECHL in wins (4), minutes (249) and is second in saves (93)… Defenseman Wes Cunningham has assists in four straight games. He leads all ECHL defensemen with five assists… Forward Emerson Clark recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) during the Oilers three game weekend home stand. Clark is tied for second in the ECHL with seven points, and leads the league in power-play assists (3) and penalty minutes (25)… Adam Pleskach has goals in three straight games and points in four straight. He is tied for second in the ECHL with four goals… Dan DeSalvo has five points in his last three games. DeSalvo recorded two goals and three assists in Tulsa’s three wins last weekend.
Rookie Darcy Murphy is tied for second in the ECHL with four goals, and tied for fifth with seven points. He scored two goals and added an assist in Friday’s 6-1 win over Indy… Tulsa is one of two unbeaten teams remaining in the ECHL (Florida is the other)… The Oilers have the third best power-play at home, converting at 26.7 percent… Tulsa is second in goals per game (4.75), and shots on goal per game (37.5)… The Oilers are 3-0-0 when tied after the first period, and 3-0-0 in one-goal games.
$1 BEER NIGHT – TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Tuesday is “Dollar Beer Night” at the BOK Center, when the Oilers host the Allen Americans at 7:05pm. Thirsty fans 21 and older can visit the designated beer stand on the concourse for $1 beers!
Tulsa Oilers 2016-17 season tickets and group tickets are on sale now! Visit www.tulsaoilers.com or call 918-632-7825 for details.