Preview: Oil Kings vs Cougars – October 20, 2017
LAST GAME: The Oil Kings (4-6-2-0) faced off against the league leading Victoria Royals (8-1-1-0) on Wednesday night at Rogers Place, the team put up a hard fought battle but ultimately were defeated 3-2 in overtime. Oil Kings Ty Gerla and Colton Kehler were the two goal scorers in the game. Veteran goaltender, Travis Child got the start in net making 40 saves on the night.
2017-18 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
- Goals: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 6
- Assists: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 10
- Points: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 16
- PIM: Brett Kemp – 12
- +/-: Jayden Platz: +2
- GWG: Colton Kehler, Davis Koch, Trey Fix-Wolansky, Brett Kemp – 1
- PPG: Trey Fix-Wolansky – 3
- SHG: Brett Kemp – 1
2017-18 SPECIAL TEAMS: The Oil Kings power play is 11/53 (20.7%). Edmonton’s penalty kill is 34/48 (70.8%).
OIL KINGS VS. COUGARS: Tonight is the first meeting between the Cougars (3-5-2-0) and Oil Kings this season. Last season Prince George completed a season series sweep against Edmonton winning all four meetings. Trey Fix-Wolansky had 4 points in 4 games to lead the Oil Kings in scoring…Jansen Harkins had 8 points (2G, 6A) in 4 games.
IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Oil Kings newcomer, Tomas Soustal has 9 assists in 7 games with Edmonton this season and a total of 10 points (1G, 9A) in 10 games. Soustal began the 2017-18 season with the Kelowna Rockets before being acquired by the Oil Kings on October 2. The Czech-native also played with current Edmonton Oilers forward, Leon Draisaitl.
UP NEXT: The Oil Kings will continue their six-game homestand against the Spokane Chiefs at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 22. This will mark the Chiefs first visit to Rogers Place.