EDMONTON OIL KINGS – GAME NOTES
Friday, October 26, 2018
EDMONTON OIL KINGS (6-7-0-1) vs. KOOTENAY ICE (4-5-2-1)
Edmonton Road Record (2-5-0-1)
Kootenay Home Record (4-2-1-0)
Season Game: 15 Road Game: 9
SCORING FIRST – The Oil Kings have scored the first goal of the season in just five of their 14 games played. They are 5-0-0-0 when scoring first, and 1-7-0-1 when surrendering the first goal. The ICE have scored first in four of their 12 games this season, and are 3-1-0-0 when striking first. They are 1-4-2-1 when allowing the first goal.
HOME & AWAY – The Edmonton Oil Kings are looking to inch closer to the .500 mark on the road tonight, as they ride a 2-5-0-1 record into tonight’s contest away from Rogers Place following this month’s 0-5-0-1 road trip. They have managed 28 goals for, while surrendering 38 goals against during those eight games.
The ICE are enjoying the friendly confines of home, as the team is sporting a 4-2-1-0 record in Cranbrook. Away from home, the ICE still search for their first win of the campaign, going 0-3-1-1 thus far.
LEADING THE WAY – Oil Kings captain Trey Fix-Wolansky enters this weekend’s action tied for third overall in league scoring with 23 points in 14 games (9G, 14A). Peyton Krebs leads the way for the ICE with 16 points (5G, 11A) in 12 games played.
SPECIAL TEAMS – The ICE and Oil Kings sit in the middle of the pack in overall power play efficiency; Kootenay (11th) going 13-for-58 with the man advantage, and Edmonton (12th) going 15-for-67. Both teams have the exact same percentage on the power play at 22.4%.
However, the Oil Kings have had a tougher go on the road with their power play, as they rank 19 out of 22 teams in the league converting on six of their 39 opportunities with the man advantage away from home (15.4%).
TWIN TRADE – The Kootenay ICE traded twin forwards Keenan and Kaeden Taphorn to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for former Oil King Nick Bowman and a sixth-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft. Bowman was originally acquired by the Warriors in May (along with a sixth-round pick in 2018) in exchange for current Oil King Vince Loschiavo.