Monday, December 12, 2011

Week #11 Review

Review: The Oil Kings continue to roll going 3-0 for a third straight week and have won nine consecutive games for the first time in modern franchise history. The week opened with convincing 6-2 win over Calgary, the second time the Oil Kings had scored six against Calgary in less than a week.  They followed that up with a huge 7-3 win over Brandon.  TJ Foster led the way with two goals and two assists.  The week ended with a sloppy 5-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders.  The Oil Kings did not bring their 'A' game but played well enough to push their win streak to nine.  The Kings have outscored their opponents 54-18 during the streak.

Last Week: Tuesday Dec. 6- Win 6-2 vs Spokane

Thursday Dec. 8- Win 7-3 vs Brandon

Saturday Dec. 10- Win 5-3 vs Prince Albert

Upcoming: The final week of the first half of the season kicks off on Wednesday night when the Victoria Royals make their first appearance at Rexall Place.  Edmonon took the first matchup of the clubs 8-2 on Vancouver Island.  The Hitmen make their third trip to the Rex on Saturday.  The game is the Kings 5th annual teddy bear toss night.  The Regina Pats look to improve to 3-0 against Edmonton on Sunday afternoon.

Oil Kings Teddy Bear toss uniforms unveiled at Rexall Place on Monday.
Leaders: Goals: Michael St. Croix, Tyler Maxwell (17)

Assists: Dylan Wruck (31)

Points: St. Croix (46)

PIMS: Keegan Lowe (65)

Wins: Laurent Brossoit (18)

Firsts: Game- Martin Gernat, Ashton Sautner, Cole Benson @ Red Deer, Sept 25. Tristan Jarry @ Saskatoon, Oct 8. Cody Corbett @ Brandon Oct 29, Brandon Baddock @ Lethbridge Nov. 19.

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, Cole Benson vs Prince Albert Nov. 18.

Point- Gernat, Sautner @ Red Deer Sept 25, Tristan Sieben @ Medicine Hat Oct 1, Laurent Brossoit vs Regina Oct. 14, Corbett @ Victoria Nov 8, Benson, Mason Geertsen vs Prince Albert Nov 18.

Win- Tristan Jarry Oct 26 vs Everett.

Streaks: Dylan Wruck 8 games (4-12-16), Michael St. Croix 7 games (9-10-19), Tyler Maxwell 5 games (5-4-9), Rhett Rachinski 3 games (2-1-3), Mark Pysyk 3 games (1-4-5)

Notes: Edmonton is 8-0 on their long 11 game homestand.  Oil Kings Captain Mark Pysyk is in Calgary at the Hockey Canada Selection Camp for the World Junior Hockey Championship. Martin Gernat leaves on Thursday for the Slovakian camp, Kristians Pelss leaves after the game Sunday for Latvia's camp. The Kings power play is up to 5th in the league at 25.6 percent, their penalty kill is second overall at 83.1 percent. The Oil Kings are first in the Eastern conference with 45 points.

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 Victoria Royals, Rexall Place, 7pm



Saturday- Calgary Hitmen, Rexall Place, 7pm

Sunday- vs Regina Pats, Rexall Place, 2pm

Monday- Chrismas Break