Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Weekly Review #19
Review: The Oil Kings continued their season long 11 day road trip last week with stops in Kamloops, Kelowna, and Vancouver. They played a solid 40 minutes in Kamloops, building up a 2-0 lead after the second period. The Blazers rallied for three third period goals, including the winner with less than a minute on the clock for the victory. The Kings bounced back the next night coming from behind to beat the Rockets, 6-3. The trip closed with a 6-2 loss in Vancouver. Again a solid 40 minutes was for not, as the wheels came off in the third period. Edmonton would get back on the winning side when they returned home, downing the Tigers 5-4 in a shootout. They fell behind 3-0 in the first but fought back to tie it twice, including Dylan Wruck's 20th of the season with 37 seconds left.
Tuesday Feb. 14- Loss 3-2 @ Kamloops
Wednesday Feb. 15- Win 6-3 @ Kelowna
Friday Feb. 17- Loss 6-2 @ Vancouver
Monday Feb. 20- Win 5-4 SO vs Medicine Hat
Upcoming: The stretch drives continues with three games this week. They host the Kelowna Rockets in a rematch on Wednesday night, play their final game of the season in Calgary on Friday, and finish their season series with Lethbridge on Sunday afternoon.
Leaders: Goals: Michael St. Croix (38)
Assists: Dylan Wruck (55)
Points: St. Croix (92)
PIMS: Keegan Lowe (119)
Plus/Minus: St. Croix (+34)
Wins: Laurent Brossoit (33)
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, Henrik Samuelsson @ Medicine Hat Jan. 12.
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, Henrik Samuelsson vs Kootenay Jan. 14, Tristan Sieban @ Prince Albert Jan 21.
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, Henrik Samuelsson @ Medicine Hat, Jan 12.
Win- Tristan Jarry Oct 26 vs Everett.
Streaks: Michael St. Croix three games (2-3-5), Tyler Maxwell three games (3-2-5)
Notes: The Kings head into the week leading the Eastern Conference with 85 points through 60 games, four points more than the Moose Jaw Warriors. Michael St. Croix entered the week tied for 5th in WHL scoring with 92 points in 60 games. Dylan Wruck is tied for 12th in league scoring with 75 points in 60 games. The Oil Kings have the second ranked power play and third ranked penalty kill heading into the week.
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 Kelowna Rockets, Rexall Place, 7pm
Thursday- Travel Day
Friday- @ Calgary Hitmen, Scotiabank Saddledome, 7pm
Sunday- vs Lethbridge Hurricanes, Rexall Place, 2pm