Back in Business
Saskatoon, SK - The Edmonton Oil Kings got right back to business on Tuesday night as they stormed their way to a 7-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades in their first game back from the WHL Christmas break. Goaltender Laurent Brossoit stood tall in net making 43 saves on the night while Michael St. Croix, Tyler Maxwell and Klarc Wilson each had a goal and two assists. The Oil Kings tallied three goals in under three minutes to take a 3-0 lead in the first and never looked back. Mitch Moroz, Jordan Peddle and Griffin Reinhart notched the other Oil Kings goals while the power play was 2 for 4 on the night. The victory moves Brossoit's record to 21-8-1-1 as he becomes the first Oil Kings Modern franchise goaltender to post 21 wins in a season as he passes Torrie Jung as the modern franchise leader in goaltending wins in a season.
Edmonton's overall record moves to 24-9-1-2 on the year with 51 points as they become the first team in the Eastern Conference to breach the 50 point mark on the season. The Oil Kings are first overall in the Eastern Conference and began this week ranked 8th in the Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings.
Next up the Oil Kings continue this four game road trip through the East division with a Wednesday night matchup against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Puck drop is set for 6PM MST All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca. Reminder to all fans that the WHL Live webcast is free for December 27-29 - visit whl.ca for details.
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The Oil Kings will finally make their return to Rexall Place on January 4th for a K97 Wiener Wednesday as they take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. This game is presented by Volvo. That weekend, the second of five World Junior bobbleheads will make it's debut as 500 Jordan Eberle Bobbleheads will be given out at the Oil Kings January 7th matchup with the Swift Current Broncos. Doors open at 6PM with a 7PM puck drop!
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