Monday, October 3, 2011

Week 1 Review

Review: The Oil Kings posted a 1-1-1-1 record in the first week of the WHL season.  They are 0-1 at home and 1-0-1-1 on the road.  Currently they sit 9th in the Eastern Conference.
Upcoming:  The Kings are home to the Kootenay Ice (3-1-0-1) on Wednesday before hitting the road for the next five games.  The trip includes Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Lethbridge and Kootenay.
Leaders:  Goals:  Martin Gernat (3)
               Assits: Gernat, Ashton Sautner (4)
               Points: Gernat (7)
               PIMS: Keegan Lowe (12)
               Plus/Minus: Gernat, Rhett Rachinski (4)
              Wins: Laurent Brossoit (1)
Firsts:  Goal- Martin Gernat @ Red Deer, Sept 25.  Curtis Lazar vs Medicine Hat Sept 30 (first regular season goal, scored in playoffs Mar 31, 2011)
Point- Gernat, Ashton Sautner @ Red Deer Sept 25, Tristan Sieben @ Medicine Hat Oct 1.
Streaks: Gernat 4 games (3-4-7), Sautner 3 games (0-4-4)
Notes:  The Oil Kings are 8th in the league on the power-play at 25%, and 9th on the penalty kill at 80.8%.  They have been short handed 26 times tied for second most in the league.

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)
Tuesday- Practice @ Rexall Place
Wednesday- vs Kootenay Ice @ Rexall Place, 7pm
Thursday- Travel Day
Friday- vs Moose Jaw Warriors @ Mosiac Place 7pm
Saturday- vs Saskatoon Blades @ Credit Union Centre, 7:05pm
Sunday- vs Swift Current Broncos, @ Credit Union iPlex, 7pm
Monday- Travel Day