TULSA, OK–Tulsa Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay signed two veterans to his defensive corps as he inked Tyler Fleck and Stacey Bauman and two forwards as training camp for his 2010-11 Oilers team is just around the corner.
Fleck, who finished last season on the injured reserve list has been given the all clear to resume playing and will be the Oilers’ captain heading into the season. Fleck joined the Oilers in December from the Missouri Mavericks. His season ending injury limited him to a combined 37 games (17 with the Oilers) in which he had one goal and four assists for five points, and 69 penalty minutes.
Bauman played last season for Rio Grande Valley after spending the previous two years as Fleck’s teammate at Oklahoma City. Last season he had seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 58 games.
“These two along with Derek Eastman give us one of the deepest, and most experienced defensive crews in the league,” Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay said. “They’ll give us a lot of poise and keep things calm in our end.”
Ramsay also announced the signing of Dain Prewitt and Brandon Roshko, two young forwards to the roster.
Roshko played the last four seasons at Alabama-Huntsville where he had double digit points each of his four years. Prewitt, was a college teammate of Oiler Jeff Gumaer and had 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points in his rookie campaign with South Carolina of the ECHL last year.
“Both these guys bring a lot of energy to the ice and are going to make for a very competitive camp,” Ramsay said.
The Oilers will hold a free agent camp September 29th-October2nd, and then players will assemble this Sunday for pre-camp physicals before the full camp begins on Monday, October 4th. Camp will run from October 4th through October 13th with a pair of preseason exhibition games with the Wichita Thunder on October 8th and 9th. Those two games will be a home and home series.
All camp sessions and the October 9th preseason game will be held at the Oilers Ice Center located on Mingo between 61st and 71st Street. The Oilers will be on hand for the first “Hockey Happy Hour” at the Twisted Tilt Sports Grill at the Jenks Riverwalk.
Finally, opening night for the Tulsa Oilers will be at home when they host the Wichita Thunder at 7:35pm at the amazing BOK Center in downtown Tulsa. Tickets and other information can be obtained by calling 918 632 7825 (PUCK) or at tulsaoilers.com.