Oil Kings Sign Top 2 Picks
Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Oil Kings General Manager Bob Green was proud to announce the signing of 2012 Oil Kings WHL Draft picks Patrick Dea [DAY] and Andrew Koep [KEPP] to standard WHL Player Agreements this morning. Dea played last season with the St.Albert Bantam AAA Sabres of the AMBHL. He was then selected by the Oil Kings 22nd overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. Dea was the 2012 AMBHL North Outstanding Goaltender Of The Year and an All-Star in the 2012 Alberta Cup tournament in Lethbridge. Dea played 1,237 minutes for the Sabres and posted a 12-6-3 record with a 2.96 GAA and a 0.920 save percentage. He was the first goaltender selected in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
Koep is a 5'7", 140 pound centre who played last season with the Lloydminster Bantam AAA Heat of the AMBHL. He totalled 41 goals, 20 assists for 61 points with 52 penalty minutes in 31 games. Edmonton traded up and used the 40th overall pick in the bantam draft to select the talented forward.
"We are very excited to sign our top 2 picks from this year's draft." said Oil Kings GM Bob Green "We think they both have very bright futures with our franchise and fans should look forward to watching them develop in the coming years."
Dea and Koep have both been short listed in the top 34 players for further evaluation in preparation to represent Team Alberta at the 2012 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup taking place November 1 – 4 in Calgary.
Both of these young prospects are currently attending Oil Kings Rookie Camp August 23rd to 26th at the Jubilee Recreation Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.
Rookie Camp Schedule
Thursday, August 23rd - Closed to the public
Rookie Camp Registration / Fitness Testing - Body by Bennett (17627 - 111th Ave, Edmonton, AB)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Registration/Fitness Testing - White
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Registration/Fitness Testing - Blue
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration/Fitness Testing - Black
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration/Fitness Testing - Red
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Orientation
Friday, August 24th
All on ice sessions: Jubilee Rec Centre (10013 - 96th Ave, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB) - 780 992 6256
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Blue Practice
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM White Practice
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Red Practice
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Black Practice
2:15 PM Veterans/Main Skate (TBD)
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Goalie Session Blue/White
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Game 1 Blue vs White
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM Goalie Session Red/Black
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM Game 2 Red vs Black
Saturday, August 25th
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Goalie Session Blue/Red
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM Game 3 Blue vs Red
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Goalie Session White/Black
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Game 4 White vs Black
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Goalie Session Blue/Black
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Game 5 Blue vs Black
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM Goalie Session White/Red
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM Game 6 White vs Red
Sunday, August 26th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Game 7 (3rd vs 4th)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Game 8 (1st vs 2nd)