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OILERS SNAG 4-3 OVERTIME WIN AGAINST MAVERICKS
Tulsa, OK (February 3, 2016)– History repeated itself between the Tulsa Oilers and the Missouri Mavericks on Wednesday night in the BOK Center when the Oilers came from behind to notch a 4-3 overtime win. His second game with Tulsa, Jimmy Lodge was granted first star of the game with four assists. The Oilers skated away with two points and upped their record 21-16-2-2.
The first frame started off in favor of Missouri when forward Tanner Fritz racked up a wrist shot from the top of the slot at 13:48.
The Mavericks would dominate the first half of the second frame to bump their advantage. Missouri’s second goal came when Sebastien Sylvestre found Josh Holmstrom right in front of Kevin Carr. A quick snapper into the net and Missouri gained a 2-0 lead.
Carr was beat through the pipes again, this time by Matt Fin at 6:04 with help from Tyler Barnes and Jesse Graham.
Less than two minutes later Oilers’ Captain Nathan Lutz would ink a goal for Tulsa to make things 3-1, a familiar position for the home team. The last time these squads met on January 23, they joined in Independence, Missouri where the Oilers went from a 3-1 deficit to a 6-3 victory. History would repeat itself.
New to the Oilers roster, Lodge would tally his first assist in the BOK Center, second with Tulsa.
Hope re-blossomed when Dennis Brown put the Oilers within one before time ran out in the second. Credited for assists were Lodge and Matt Konan.
Missouri held their trimming over the Oilers for almost a full 20 minutes in the third and Tulsa was only five seconds away from their fifth loss to the Mavericks. Until they weren’t anymore.
With Carr on the bench and an extra attacker for Tulsa, Adam Pleskach shoved in the goal behind Stephon Williams that forced an over-time decision. Lodge would claim another assist– Brown his second point.
Connor Kucera, who scored his first professional goal on Sunday against the Allen Americans, would mark his second. This time, it would be the overtime winner for the Oilers 47 seconds into extra time.
The Oilers are back at the BOK Center tomorrow night against the Utah Grizzlies. These two will meet for their third time in franchise history—second in the BOK Center. It will be Tulsa’s last $1 beer night of the season; come thirsty!
Final Box Score
Mark your calendars for the Tulsa Oilers versus the South Carolina Stingrays at the BOK Center right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The puck drops at 7:05pm on Wednesday, February 10th. We will be offering a hump day hot dog special where you can get a hot dog for a single buck! Who doesn’t love a dollar hot dog? It’s the best thing to do in Tulsa, especially when you bring out a group of your top five, or twenty-five. If you even brought out 225 of you closest friends, think about all of the hot dogs you could get without breaking the bank!
South Carolina will be traveling all the way from well, South Carolina. The Oilers will face off the Stingrays only once during the regular season, and will have home advantage. The Stingrays represent the South Division, and will be the only team from the Eastern Conference the Oilers will face in the BOK Center during the 2015-2106 regular season.
The ECHL was founded in the combination of two leagues began its inaugural season in 1988 with only five teams. The Wheeling Nailers, one of the inaugural teams, welcomed former Tulsa Oiler player, Jeff Christian, as their assistant coach on Thursday, January 28th, 2015. The ECHL, along with the AHL, are the only minor leagues recognized by the National Hockey League. The Tulsa Oilers and the Manitoba Moose are both affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. The Oilers and Manitoba with transfer players between each other, which is especially neat when you get to witness a Manitoba player right here in the BOK Center, or one of he Oilers gets called up to Canada.
Looking for a fun thing to do in Tulsa with your company or friends? Look no father. The Tulsa Oilers provide quality entertainment at a price that won’t break the bank. The Oilers offer great prices to bring out a Groups, Birthday Parties and Premium Experiences you can’t find anywhere else in Oklahoma. Make sure you call our office at (918) 632-7825 to learn how you can create an unforgettable night right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Good ol Oklahoma.
If you enjoy a good fantasy team, make sure you come to the Tulsa Oilers game on February 13th against the Quad City Mallards. The Oilers will look to down the Mallards on a special night. The ECHL has announced the 2015-2016 Fantasy Team and your Tulsa Oiler, Mathieu Gagnon will be wearing a special jersey to commemorate the honor. Kevin Carr is our Golden Goalie, and he will be rocking an extraordinary sweater as well, goalie cut of course. Gags and Carr were voted on my fans on ECHL.com. Make sure to come out and support @carrsy3 and @Gagz55 for a one night only, pre-valentines date.
Did you know the Zamboni was invented by an American, Frank Zamboni? In fact, the Zambonis are made blocks from a rink in Southern California. The Zambonis are driven on neighborhood streets to be tested at the ice rink nearby. The first Zamboni was created out of a tractor, however, that method didn’t work. Eventually Frank invented a machine that shaved the ice, took the shavings and then proceeded to wash and squeegee the ice. These machines are so specialized that their costs can range into six figures.
The Oilers beat the Mavericks tonight to give them more points. These divisional wins are huge for the Oielrs–even when they are against teams that have 71 points (cough, cough). The Mavericks are most likely terrified for the next time they face Tulsa as they never seem to figure it out. Go Oilers. Come check it outttttttttttttt.