Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Oilers draft pick Kristians Pelss notched a pair of goals and an assist in a losing cause as the Oil Kings fell 6-3 to the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday. The loss was only the fifth regulation loss at home for the Oil Kings in the 11-12 season. After three second period power play goals the Oil Kings were able to pull back within one to make it a 4-3 game at the end of the second. Kelowna then pulled away with a pair of third period goals with under ten minutes to play.
Michael St. Croix made history once again as he tallied his 39th goal of the season – breaking the modern franchise record. St.Croix now has 93 points to lead the team and rank fifth in the WHL scoring race. Rookie Tristan Sieben notched his third of the season for the other Oil Kings marker.
Despite the loss Edmonton remains four points ahead of Moose Jaw for first place in the WHL’s Eastern Conference with 11 games left on the schedule.
Next up the Oil Kings will make the trip down Highway two for another chapter in the Battle of Alberta against the Calgary Hitmen. Game time is set for 7PM in Calgary. Follow along on twitter @edmoilkings and online at oilkings.ca to keep up with YOUR team on the road. All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca
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The Kings will return to the friendly confines of Rexall Place on Sunday, February 26th for Faith and Family Day presented by Edmonton Catholic Schools. The Oil Kings will take on Brody Sutter and the Lethbridge Hurricanes in a family friendly Sunday matinee game. The first 500 fans at the game will receive Keegan Lowe Jersey T-Shirts! Puck drops at 2PM doors open at 1PM. Tickets start at just $15 bucks the best side seats are $20 bucks! Tickets are on sale now at any Ticketmaster outlet, online at oilkings.ca OR by calling 414-GOAL.