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The scoreboard on Saturday night in the BOK Center would mirror Thursday’s against the Utah Grizzlies. This time, it would read a win for the Oilers. Although each team would take 30 shots a piece, more would go in Tulsa.
The Oilers would score first and the goal would mean a little more than a 1-0 lead over the Grizzlies. Defenseman Joe Sova tallied his first goal of the season on Pink in the Rink night shortly after a pregame interview where he discussed his upcoming mark of 20 years in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The second 20 minutes would pass by scoreless but Brady Ramsay and Kenton Helgesen dropped gloves to spice things up.
Oilers defensemen came to play as Dennis Brown would be the skater to set up the point that doubled Tulsa’s lead. A big shot from the blue line by Brown was tapped in by Phil Brewer 2:58 into the third period.
The lead was cut to 2-1 when Grizzlies’ Ryan Walters scored on a pass received from T.J Syner in front of Kevin Carr.
The final goal, and maybe the prettiest goal of the season, would be credited to Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach in the final minutes of the final period. With just over a minute left to go in the contest, Dan DeSalvo tallied his second point of the night on the pass to Pleskach that ended the contest.
The Oilers continue their busy month at home in the BOK Center on Wednesday night when they welcome the South Caroline Stingrays. For tickets and information, call 918-632-PUCK.
If you and your family are looking for things to do in Tulsa, look no farther. The Tulsa Oilers play right here in the BOK Center and provide a great option for you to bring out your family or friends for a great time! The Oilers have been in Tulsa since 1992. For the first time in Oilers’ history, the team joined the ECHL to start the 2014 season.
The ECHL was once a five team league. Now the ECHL boasts a 28 team league that is one of two leagues affiliated with the NHL. The ECHL is one tier below the American Hockey League. The Tulsa Oilers and the Manitoba Moose are affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. This means that you have the chance to see players in Tulsa that have had the opportunity to play for one of our Canadian based affiliate teams. In fact, the Oilers currently have two players that have returned from Manitoba in recent weeks. The most recent re-assignment was Axel Blomqvist. Blomqvist who turned 21 the day before he was re-assigned to Tulsa, can be spotted in an Oilers jersey right here in Tulsa. Blomqvist is 6’7” and has learned to use his size as an asset. Another recent roster move to Tulsa is center Jimmy Lodge. Lodge has suited up for 26 of the Manitoba Moose’s games, registering two penalty minutes. So if your looking for things to do in Tulsa, make sure to stop by the BOK Center so you can catch these to in action while they are here, as well as all our players that could be called up in a moment’s notice.
The Oilers will be on home ice for a total of eleven times during the month of February. The month kicks off when the Tulsa Oilers host the Missouri Mavericks, the current leaders of the league. Following the Missouri Mavericks is a series against the Utah Grizzlies. Utah faces the Oilers Thursday, February 4th and again on Saturday, February 6th. Utah is currently ranked at the top of their division, but that didn’t stop the Oilers on a successful bear hunt the last time the appeared in Tulsa. The Oilers fell to the Grizzlies in Utah and will look to lead the series before their next trip across the Rocky Mountains which will result in a three game series from March 23rd to March 26th.
Don’t worry if you didn’t make it out when the Oilers took on the Mavericks to take advantage of a dollar hot dog. The Oilers are hosting dollar beer night Thursday, February 4th in the battle against the Utah Grizzlies. One. Dollar. Beer. We aren’t kidding people! Seriously, come to a Thursday game and you can get a beer for a buck. The deal gets even sweeter if you purchase your ticket at the box office and show a Student ID. You can get into the game and grab a slice of pizza for only $12. Celebrate the week’s end with your friends. It is easily one of the best things to do in Tulsa.
Make sure to quench your thirst Thursday and come back to the BOK Center on Saturday for our 8th annual Pink in the Rink night. Our boys will be in a special pink sweater to be auctioned off after the game. Put together your wildest pink outfits and bring everyone you to to support those fighting cancer. The Tulsa Oilers and Turn Tulsa Pink aspires to give those fighting cancer support through their battle. We ask you to come out in as much pink as you can possibly manage and join us to support those in their fight.
Don’t worry about running out of things to do in Tulsa, the Oilers will be back for three games right here at the BOK Center net week! If you don’t already have season tickets, its never too late to join the coolest club in town and get access to all the benefits of being a season ticket holder. Don’t wait for next season. Join today!
Later next week there will even be more. With four games, it will be the busiest home schedule for the Oilers and the BOK Center this season! If youre looking for things to do often than coming out to an Oilers ga,e can be an easy one of them. Weekday games can be affordable by attending sponsors like Jack in the Box or Papa Johns where you can receive discounts on tickets by making purchases with them or using their promo codes.