Monday, November 14, 2011

Week #7 Review

Review: It was a busy and rather unsuccessful week for the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Things got started right with a dominating win in Victoria over the Royals before dropping three straight to round out their BC road swing.  The Kings were defeated by the Giants in Vancouver, picked up a point in Kelowna in a hard fought shootout loss, and were soundly beaten 5-2 in Kamloops.

Last Week:  Tuesday Nov. 8- Win 8-2 @ Victoria
                    Wednesday Nov. 9- Loss 4-1 @ Vancouver
                     Friday Nov. 11- Shootout Loss 2-1@ Kelowna
                     Saturday Nov. 12- Loss 5-2 @ Kamloops

Upcoming: The Kings return to Rexall for just their eighth home game of the season Friday night when they face the Prince Albert Raiders.  They are back on the road in Lethbridge on Saturday.

Leaders: Goals: Kristians Pelss (10)
Assists: Michael St. Croix (15)
Points: St. Croix (22)
PIMS: Mark Pysyk (41)
Wins: Laurent Brossoit (10)

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, Cody Corbett @ Victoria Nov. 8.

Point- Gernat, Sautner @ Red Deer Sept 25, Tristan Sieben @ Medicine Hat Oct 1, Cody Corbett @ Victoria Nov 8.

Win- Tristan Jarry Oct 26 vs Everett.

Streaks: Krisitans Pelss has goals in back to back games.

Notes: Mark Pysyk, Michael St. Croix, and Griffen Reinhart have been selected to represent Team WHL in the Subway Super Series against Team Russia.  Pysyk is unable to play due to an upper body injury sustained in Kamloops.  Reinhart, and Klarc Wilson both missed the Kamloops game with minor injuries.  Michael St. Croix had his 12 game point streak snapped in Kelowna on Nov. 11.  According to the players' Twitter accounts, Curtis Lazar, Mason Geertsen, and Tristan Jarry will play for Team Pacific in the upcoming U17 Challenge in Windsor, Ontario.  Three of Edmonton's next 5 games are against Lethbridge.

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)

Friday- vs Prince Albert Raiders, Rexall Place, 7pm
Saturday- @ Lethbridge Hurricanes, Enmax Centre, 7pm