Oil Kings Main Camp Opens
Fort Saskatchewan, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings opened Main Camp Monday at the Jubilee Recreation Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. Invites moved forward from rookie camp were mixed in with the veterans for morning practices and a trio of games in the evening.
Game 1 - White vs Blue - Blue wins 5-1
Mitch Moroz pulled the Gordie Howe Hat trick with a goal, assist and a fight in the first game of Main Camp. Moroz took on rookie Steven Schmoorkoff in a spirited tilt. Michael St.Croix started the season the way he ended the last as he opened training camp scoring early in the first period. St.Croix led the Oil Kings with 105 points last season, becoming the first ever player in the modern era of the club to break the 100-point barrier. Tristan Sieben, Austen Moser and Brandon Ralph added the other goals while Curtis Lazar notched the only tally for Team White.
1. BLUE - Michael St.Croix (1)
1. WHITE - Curtis Lazar (1)
2. BLUE - Tristan Sieben (1)
3. BLUE - Mitch Moroz (1)
4. BLUE - Austen Moser (1)
5. BLUE - Brandon Ralph (1)
Game 2 - Red vs Blue - Red wins 7-0
Stephane Legault led his team with a pair of goals as Team Red's veteran laden lineup took a 7-0 win over Team Blue in the second game of the night. Rookies Dysin Mayo and Mitch Walter scored along with veterans Cole Benson, Klarc Wilson and the newly drafted Henrik Samuelsson. Samuelsson was one of two Oil Kings selected in the first round of this summer's NHL Draft. (27th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes) Rookie goaltenders Derek Mazil and Austen Shaw combined for the shutout.
1. RED - Dysin Mayo (1)
2. RED - Stephane Legault (1)
3. RED - Stephane Legault (2)
4. RED - Cole Benson (1)
5. RED - Mitch Walter (1)
6. RED - Klarc Wilson (1)
7. RED - Henrik Samuelsson (1)
Game 3 - White vs Red - White wins 3-2 OT
TJ Foster rifled a shot through the netting to give Team White a thrilling 3-2 OT win in the final game of the night. Team White took a 2-0 lead into the second period on the strength of goals from Trevor Posch and newcomer Edgars Kulda. The Latvian was the Oil Kings only selection in the 2012 CHL Import Draft and is expected to take the import position left vacant by Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss. Some huge saves down the stretch by Team Red goalie Tyler Gutenberg kept his team alive. Cole Benson opened the scoring for Team Red and Stephane Legault scored late to force overtime.
1. WHITE - Trevor Posch (1)
2. WHITE - Edgars Kulda (1)
1. RED - Cole Benson (2)
2. RED - Stephane Legault (3)
3. WHITE - TJ Foster (1)
Camp will continue Tuesday with three morning games and three evening games. Training Camp will wrap up Wednesday with the Annual Red-White Intrasquad Game. Fans are encouraged to drop by the Jubilee Rec Centre in Fort Saskatchewan and get your first peek at the 2012-13 Edmonton Oil Kings.
Be sure to follow all the Oil Kings Training Camp action on twitter @edmoilkings and use the hashtag #OKCamp to join the conversation!
All on ice sessions: Jubilee Rec Centre (10013 - 96th Ave, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB) - 780 992 6256 Tuesday, August 28th
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Game 4 - Red vs Blue
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Game 5 - Red vs White
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Game 6 - Blue vs White
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Game 7 - White vs Red
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Game 8 - White vs Blue
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Game 9 - Red vs Blue
Wednesday, August 29th
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Team White Practice
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Team Red Practice
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM Red-White Intrasquad Game
All Oil Kings regular season single game tickets go on sale this Friday, August 31st at 10:00 a.m. This includes all tickets for the Banner Raising Home Opener Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. against the Kootenay Ice.
One of the best ways to secure a seat for the historic night is the Oil Kings Opening Night Pack presented by the TEAM 1260, the BEAR and Virgin Radio. That’s 2 tickets to Opening Night plus 2 Championship T-shirts for just $49. Fans can save $25 of retail pricing! That package available for Opening Night only will also go on sale this Friday, August 31st.
For more information tickets or ticket packages call 780-414-GOAL (4625) or check online at oilkings.ca. The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.