Oil Kings Chasing History
Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oil Kings will look to wrap things up in style this weekend as they play their final two regular season games on the road. Every game counts as the Oil Kings enter this weekend’s action with a one point lead over the Tri City Americans in the race for first overall in the WHL. On Friday night the Kings will take on 60-goal man Emerson Etem and the Medicine Hat Tigers. An Oil Kings win, combined with a Tri Cities loss would clinch the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy (WHL’s Regular Season Championship) for the first time in modern franchise history. Edmonton will then wrap the WHL regular season on Saturday night in Red Deer for what promises to be a spirited affair. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. You can catch all the action live on the TEAM 1260, Edmonton Sports Radio.
Franchise Milestones This Season:
– Central Division Champions
– Eastern Conference Champions
– 48 wins
– 103 points
– Ranked in the CHL Top Ten for the first time (13 weeks in a row)
– Attendance record: 16,551 (March 10th vs Red Deer Rebels)
Individual Oil Kings Franchise Records:
– Goals (42 – Michael St. Croix)
– Assists (59 – Dylan Wruck)
– Points (101 – Michael St. Croix)
– Penalty Minutes – (137 -Keegan Lowe)
– Games Played (59 – Laurent Brossoit)
– Wins (40 – Laurent Brossoit)
– Shutouts (3 – Laurent Brossoit)
Oil Kings playoff tickets are on sale now. The Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match up against a to be determined opponent will start Friday March 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Game 2 is Sunday March 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The first 1500 fans to Game 1 will receive a FREE Oil Kings jersey. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Advance ticket prices in the first round of the playoffs will remain the same as the regular season. ‘Day of Game’ pricing will be in effect so be sure to purchase your tickets early and save.
The $99 Playoff Pass presented by ATB Financial continues to gain momentum. A one-time, low price of $99 will secure your seat for every Oil Kings home playoff game in 2012! Fans may purchase the Playoff Pass presented by ATB Financial for a limited time in person at the Rexall Place Box Office or online at oilkings.ca. These are only available for a limited time and while supplies last. The Oil Kings 2011-12 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.