Cranbrook, BC – Laurent Brossoit made 32 saves to help guide the Oil Kings to a 3-1 win over the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook on Wednesday night. T.J. Foster, Tyler Maxwell and Jordan Peddle tallied for the Oil Kings in the victory. Foster’s 25th of the season matches his career high from last season. Maxwell’s 37th was his eight game winner of the year and the 133rd goal of his career.
Brossoit had a brilliant night between the pipes for the Oil Kings. His shutout was broken with just under three minutes left on a 5 on 3 power play. Despite missing out on a Oil Kings record breaking fourth shutout he continues to add to his own franchise record with 36 wins this season. Edmonton improved their record to 5-0-0-0 on the year against Kootenay.
Edmonton continues to hold a six point lead over the Moose Jaw Warriors for first place in the Eastern Conference. The Oil Kings are also just two points back of the Tri City Americans in the chase for the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy awarded to the WHL’s regular season champion. Earlier in the day the Oil Kings were ranked eighth nationally in the CHL Top Ten. This marked the 11th straight week that Edmonton has been ranked.
Next up the Kings will defend the throne as they put their 25-5-1-1 home record on the line. The Oil Kings eturn to Rexall Place for a pair of weekend games versus East Division foes. On Saturday night it’s Scouts Canada sleepover night as the Oil Kings take on the Swift Current Broncos. The Oil Kings will don special Scouts Canada Themed Jerseys to be auctioned off for this event! Following the game the Oil Kings will play host to over 1000 Scouts for a Post game sleepover at Rexall Place! Puck drops at 7PM – doors open at 6.
On Sunday, the Oil Kings will play host to Lukas Sutter and the Saskatoon Blades for the Oil Kings Minor hockey wrap up party. This once again promise to be one of the most well attended games of the season with hundreds of young minor hockey players descending on Rexall Place. Puck drops at 6PM – doors open at 5.
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There are just four more regular season games to cash in unused tickets with the Never Waste A Ticket program. Bring a big group to one of our remaining games or bring a fan that’s never experienced ‘THE OTHER’ Oil In Town and get them hooked on Oil Kings Hockey. It is recommended that fans drop by Telus Field prior to the date of the game and exchange their unused tickets to avoid the game day rush.
The playoffs are coming back to the City of Champions! All playoff tickets are on sale now. That includes the brand new Playoff Pass presented by ATB Financial. 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, by calling 780-414-GOAL (4625) or online at oilkings.ca. While supplies last.
The Oil Kings 2011-12 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.