Monday, October 31, 2011

Week 5 Review

Review: Last week saw the Oil Kings play three times, going 1-2-0-0.  The Kings took care of business at home home beating Everett 4-1 at Rexall Place on Wednesday night before dropping a pair of road games in Regina and Brandon.  Edmonton played well in both games, heavily outshooting the Pats in a 4-1 loss, and going right to the wire in a 3-2 loss against the Wheat Kings.

Last Week: Wednesday Oct 26- Win 4-1 vs Everett
Friday Oct 28- Loss 4-1 @ Regina
Saturday Oct 29- Loss 3-2 @ Brandon

Upcoming: A very light week ahead with just a date Saturday night with Seattle at Rexall Place.  It is the T-Birds lone trip to Edmonton this season and marks the return of defenceman Braeden Laroque who was dealt earlier this season.

Leaders: Goals: TJ Foster (7)
Assists: Martin Gernat (12)
Points: Gernat (18)
PIMS: Mason Geertsen (34)
Wins: Laurent Brossoit (8)

Firsts: Game- Martin Gernat, Ashton Sautner, Cole Benson @ Red Deer, Sept 25. Tristan Jarry @ Saskatoon, Oct 8.  Cody Corbett @ Brandon Oct 29.

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, Ashton Sautner vs Portland Oct 21.

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

Win- Tristan Jarry Oct 26 vs Everett.

Streaks: Points- Michael St. Croix 9 games (4-9-13)

Notes: Goaltender Laurent Brossoit picked up his 2nd assist of the season in Brandon.  Seattle makes their lone appearance at Rexall Place this season on Saturday.  The Oil Kings will leave immediately following the game heading to BC for a four game swing.  They will make their first appearance in Victoria Tuesday night when they face the Royals.  Stephane Legault missed the previous roadtrip with an illness but skated today and should be back in the lineup Saturday.  Cody Corbett was +1 in his WHL debut in Brandon.

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)

Saturday- vs Seattle Thunderbirds, Rexall Place, 7:00 pm