EDMONTON OIL KINGS – GAME NOTES
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
EDMONTON OIL KINGS (13-8-1-2) vs. BRANDON WHEAT KINGS (10-5-3-3)
Edmonton Road Record (7-5-1-2)
Brandon Home Record (6-2-1-2)
Season Game: 25 Road Game: 16
HITTING A SPEED BUMP – The Edmonton Oil Kings enter Wednesday’s action vs. the Brandon Wheat Kings looking to get back in the win column after suffering their first regulation loss in eleven games on Saturday (8-1-1-1). They dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night before falling 3-1 to the Kelowna Rockets Saturday at Rogers Place.
The Wheat Kings are coming off a 6-0 loss to the league-leading Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday, snapping a streak of three straight games with at least a point.
FIRST GOAL WINS? – The Oil Kings have scored the first goal of the game in 14 of their 24 games played this season. They are 12-1-0-1 when scoring first, having suffered their first regulation loss of the season when potting the game’s first goal against the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday. They are 1-7-1-1 when surrendering the first goal.
QUEST FOR THE THRONE – Oil Kings captain Trey Fix-Wolansky entered Tuesday’s action as the WHL’s leading point-getter, having registered 13 goals and a league-leading 33 assists for 46 points in 24 games played. He saw an 11-game point scoring streak (7G, 21A = 28 points) come to an end in Saturday’s loss to the Rockets.
EXTRA TIME – The Brandon Wheat Kings lead the League in number of games played outside of regulation (8), sporting two overtime wins, three overtime losses, and three shootout losses in those eight games.
The Oil Kings have played four games beyond regulation, winning once in overtime while suffering one overtime loss along with two shootout losses.
RANKING HIGH – Six Oil Kings players were featured in the latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ List for the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft, released on Thursday. The Oil Kings led all WHL teams with six rated players (A – Matthew Robertson; C – Jacson Alexander, Vladimir Alistrov, Brett Kemp, David Kope and Boston Bilous). They are one of just two teams in the League to have each a forward, defenceman and a goaltender make the list.