EDMONTON OIL KINGS – GAME NOTES
Friday, November 16, 2018
EDMONTON OIL KINGS (13-7-1-1) vs. LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES (8-6-2-2)
Edmonton Road Record (7-5-1-1)
Lethbridge Home Record (5-3-0-2)
Season Game: 23 Road Game: 15
TRENDING UP – The Edmonton Oil Kings are undefeated in regulation in their last nine games (8-0-1-0), following a 6-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Monday night. They began the season with a 5-0-0-0 win streak before dropping their following eight games (0-7-0-1), six of which were on the road, before riding their current point streak.
FIRST GOAL WINS? – The Oil Kings have scored the first goal of the game in 12 of their 22 games played this season. They are 12-0-0-0 when scoring first, and 1-7-1-1 when surrendering the first goal.
KING OF THE CASTLE – Oil Kings captain Trey Fix-Wolansky enters tonight’s action as the WHL’s leading point-getter, having registered 13 goals and a league-leading 32 assists for 45 points in 22 games played.
He registered a goal and two assists in Monday’s game, giving him a ten-game point streak which includes a remarkable seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points during that span.
A FULL TEAM EFFORT – Oil Kings forwards Brett Kemp and Quinn Benjafield are doing their part to help the Oil Kings production (92), which ranks second only to the WHL leading Prince Albert Raiders (93) in overall goals scored by a team.
Kemp sits third in team scoring with 25 points and first on the squad in goals with 15. He enters tonight’s meeting on a five-game point streak, having tallied seven goals and five assists for 12 points in those five games.
Benjafield is second in Oil Kings scoring with 27 points, and leads the WHL in shorthanded goals to this point with three.
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.