Edmonton, AB – The Oil Kings will make their return to the City of Champions tonight as they play host to the Brandon Wheat Kings. It’s Championship Hat Night at Rexall place as the Oil Kings dish out 1000 replica WHL Championship hats! All fans at the game will be eligible to receive a hat thanks to the Oil Kings new scratch-and-win tickets issued at the doors!
Tonight’s game is the second of four games between these two clubs this season. The Oil Kings have a 1-0-0-0 record against the Wheaties this season with a 6-2 win in Edmonton on December 31, 2012. Edmonton posted a 3-1-0-0 record over the Wheat Kings last season and have an overall record of 3-5-0-0 over the last five seasons.
T.J. Foster is leading the Oil Kings scoring race with 55 points in 2012-13. He has five points in his last three games and has vaulted himself to 20th in the WHL scoring race. Foster is the Oil Kings all-time leader in career WHL games played with 318 and has totaled 237 points over that span.
Phoenix Coyotes 2012 first round draft pick Henrik Samuelsson is tied for second in team scoring with 54 points and leads the team with 25 goals. The native of Scottsdale, AZ has three goals and two assists in his last three games and his 25 goals rank him 16th in the WHL. In his first 77 WHL games Samuelsson has averaged a point per game with 32 goals and 45 assists.
Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Rexall Place. Tickets are available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on season seats or flex packs, call 780-414-GOAL (4625). All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca. The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management
Every point counts as the Oil Kings are in a slugfest atop the WHL Eastern Conference standings. Adding to the intrigue, the Oil Kings find themselves trading blows with their Battle of Alberta rivals – the Calgary Hitmen. The 8 Ticket Flex Pack presented by Joe FM is a great way to keep up with YOUR defending WHL Champions as we continue the push towards the post-season! Each package includes 8 regular season tickets you can use any time in the best side seats AND a replica WHL Championship Ring.