February 25, 2019


Tulsa faces final 15 games just two points out of first in the Mountain Division ahead of three-game weekend.

OVERALL RECORD:  31-20-6  (68 points, 2ndin Mountain Division)

LAST WEEK:  1-2-0


Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Idaho 5, Tulsa 2  (CenturyLink Arena – Boise, ID)Box Score 

>> The Tulsa Oilers started off the week in Boise be falling into a 4-0 hole midway through the second period after the Idaho Steelheads score two goals in the first 6:16 of each of the first two periods. Adam Pleskach put the Oilers on the board with a power play goal at 11:32 and Tulsa entered the third period down by three. The deficit shrunk to two when Roman Ammirato scored 2:26 into the final stanza. While the Oilers generated 15 shots in the period, they couldn’t complete the comeback, as the Steelheads added an empty net goal to win 5-2.

Friday, Feb. 22 – Idaho 6, Tulsa 3  (CenturyLink Arena – Boise, ID)Box Score

>> Friday followed a similar script, as the Steelheads jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and extended it to 4-0 in the second. Jared Thomasspoiled Tomas Sholl’s shutout with 7:17 left in the middle frame, but Idaho added a fifth goal before the second intermission. The Oilers peppered Sholl with 26 shots in the third period, as Alex Globkeand Eric Draplukscored two goals 1:03 apart in the first 3:36 to make it 5-3. The Steelheads scored a power play goal a couple minutes later to stop Tulsa’s momentum in its tracks, and Sholl put together a goaltending performance for the ages in fending off the Oilers strong third period effort. 

Saturday, Feb. 23 – Tulsa 5, Idaho 1  (CenturyLink Arena – Boise, ID)Box Score

>> Tulsa flipped the script in the first period Saturday, opening up a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Ryan Tesinkand Adam Pleskach. The Steelheads, however, got a late spark when Elgin Pearce scored with less than six seconds remaining before the buzzer. After a scoreless second period, the Oilers protected their lead all the way to the end, and added some insurance when Eric Draplukscored a power play goal with 4:46 left in regulation. Pleskach added an empty net goal to make it 4-1, and Tesink also scored his second of the game in the final minute to inflate the score to 5-1. Keegan Asmundsonstopped 23 of 24 shots to earn his first win with the Oilers.


Friday, Mar. 1– Tulsa AT Allen, 7:05 p.m. – Allen Event Center (Allen, TX)

Saturday, Mar. 2– Allen vs. Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. – BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)

Sunday, Mar. 3 – Kansas City vs. Tulsa, 4:05 p.m. – BOK Center (Tulsa, OK)


  • 2/18 – Scott Cuthrell(F) released from standard player contract.
  • 2/18 – Keegan Asmundson(G) returned to Tulsa from loan to San Antonio (AHL).


  • Adam Pleskachbecame the first player in the ECHL to reach 30 goals Saturday.
  • Eric Draplukhas goals in back-to-back games, bringing his total to four.
  • Ryan Tesink recorded his third 3-point game (2g, 1a) Saturday and 17thmulti-point game.


  • Tulsa’s win Saturday split a 10-game season series with Idaho 5-5.
  • The Oilers are 20-1-4 when scoring first.
  • Tulsa has outshot its opponent in 49 out of 57 games this season.


POINTS:               60 – Adam Pleskach

GOALS:                 30 – Adam Pleskach

ASSISTS:               30 – Adam Pleskach

PLUS/MINUS:    +19 – Steven Kaunisto

PIMS:                   160 – Mike McKee

PP GOALS:          10 – Adam Pleskach

SH GOALS:          2 – Jared Thomas

GW GOALS:        7 – Charlie Sampair

SHOTS:                 247 – Adam Pleskach

WINS:                   16 – Devin Williams

GAA:                     2.21 – Devin Williams

SAVE %:               .913 – Devin Williams


POWER PLAY:    Overall – 35/250 (14.0%) – 25thin the ECHL

                                Last Week – 2/11  (18.2%)

PENALTY KILL:   Overall – 183/221  (82.8%) – 15thin the ECHL

                                Last Week – 10/12  (83.3%)


Adam Pleskachleads the ECHL in goals (30) and is 3rdin points (60), and 5thin power play goals (10)… Charlie Sampairleads the league with 7 game-winning goals… Ryan Tesinkis 17thin goals (20) and 19thin points (47)… Mike McKee is 5thin penalty minutes (160)… Devin Williams is 2ndin the ECHL in goals-against average (2.21)… Dylan Bredois 10thamong league defensemen in points (31)… Steven Kaunisto is tied for the league lead among defensemen with 4 game-winning goals… Jared Thomasis 4thamong rookies with 46 points.

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