Tulsa beats lone Eastern Conference opponent by six-goal margin thanks to a Charlie Sampair hat trick.

Box Score

TULSA, OK — The Oilers defeated the Greenville Swamp Rabbits 8-2 at the BOK Center on Wednesday.

The Swamp Rabbits jumped out to an early lead when Cedric Lacroix tipped Luke Ripley’s point-shot past Olle Eriksson Ek 10:52 into the game. Charlie Sampair tied the game 3 ½ minutes later, burying a goal-line feed from Ryan Tesink. Danny Moynihan seized the lead quickly, sinking a rebound at the 15:45 mark. Cam Knight scored a goal in his Oilers debut, extending the lead to 3-1 with three minutes remaining in the frame, when he converted on the follow up from a J.J. Piccinich chance. The first-period flurry wasn’t done yet, with Piccinich roofing one past Chris Nell at the 19:21 mark. 

Knight broke the silence of the second period, scoring his second of the night 12:42 into the second frame, firing a laser from the point off of a feed from Miles Liberati. Sampair followed up with his second of the night thanks to a cross-crease pass from rookie Robby Jackson. Josh Wesley scored his first as an Oiler 50 seconds later at the 15:58 mark, finishing a three-zone link-up play between Piccinich and Brent Gates, Jr

Brett Beauvais cut the Tulsa lead to 7-2, scoring his first professional goal 7:07 into the final period. Sampair topped of the night with a hat trick, scoring the final goal off a back-door feed from Ian McNulty.

Tulsa will host the Swamp Rabbits for a rematch tomorrow night on Halloween before closing out the week with a 4:05 p.m. Sunday matinee against Rapid City at the BOK Center.


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