Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Week 3 Review

Review: The Kings won two of three games last week to run their record to 6-3-1-1.  Edmonton wrapped up their big road trip with impressive wins in Lethbridge and Kootenay, before dropping their lone home game against the Pats.

Last Week:  Tuesday Oct 11- Win 5-1at Lethbridge
                   Wednesday Oct 2- Win 6-1 at Kootenay
                    Friday Oct 8- Loss 6-3 vs Regina

Upcoming:  It is a light week for the Oil Kings with just a couple games.  They will host Moose Jaw on Wednesday and welcome Portland on Friday.  The Warriors and Kings play their second of four meetings while it is the lone matchup with the Winterhawks.

Leaders:  Goals: Martin Gernat, TJ Foster, Stephane Legault (5)
               Assists: Gernat (10)
               Points: Gernat (15)
               PIMS: Kristians Pelss, Mason Geertsen (22)
               Wins: Laurent Brossoit (6)

Firsts: Game- Martin Gernat, Ashton Sautner, Cole Benson @ Red Deer, Sept 25.  Tristan Jarry @ Saskatoon, Oct. 8.

Goal- Gernat @ Red Deer, Sept 25,Curtis Lazar vs Medicine Hat Sept 30 (first regular season goal, scored in playoffs Mar 31, 2011), Mitch Moroz @ Swift Current Oct. 9

Point- Gernat, Sautner @ Red Deer Sept 25, Tristan Sieben @ Medicine Hat Oct 1.

Streaks: Points- Michael St. Croix 4 games (2-3-5), Gernat 4 games (0-5-5), Foster 4 games (2-3-5), 

Notes:  The loss against Regina ended a three game winning streak.  Before the game the Oil Kings were alone on top of the WHL Standings for the second time in modern franchise history.  They were previously first in 2007 after they opened the season with a victory over Kootenay in the first game in modern franchise history.  Forward Colton Stephensen has left the team for an indefinite amount of time to return home to Saskatoon.  Stephensen suffered his 5th concussion in his career in the preseason.  He had been skating and was cleared to resume contact after being symptom free for over two weeks.

Drafted: Mark Pysyk-Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2010), Kristians Pelss- Edmonton Oilers (7th, 2010), Keegan Lowe- Carolina Hurricanes (3rd, 2011), Travis Ewanyk- Oilers (3rd, 2011), Michael St. Croix- New York Rangers (4th, 2011), Martin Gernat- Oilers (5th, 2011), Laurent Brossoit- Calgary Flames (6th, 2011)

Wednesday- vs Moose Jaw Warriors @ Rexall Place 7pm
Friday- vs Portland Winterhawks @ Rexall Place, 7pm