Surging Oilers win 6th straight; Hulak extends point streak.
WICHITA, KS.– On of the best stories out of the Tulsa Oilers 2010-11 season so far is the success of rookie forward Derek Hulak. In the last 7 games the 21-year old rookie from Saskatoon has scored at least one point in each game.
Hulak and his teammates traveled to the flatlands of south central Kansas to face the Wichita Thunder, who in their last meeting handed the Oilers their worst defeat of the season, an 8-0 drubbing at home on Halloween. This time the Thunder faced a very different Tulsa Oilers team.
Seven different Oilers put the puck in the net as the Oilers outlasted a four-goal effort from the Thunder. Marty Standish, Tom Dignard, Harrison Reed, Jack Combs, Hulak and Mike Beausoleil all scored goals, while AJ Gale, Kory Scoran, Troy Schwab and Robin Richards tilted the scoreboard for Wichita. The Oilers special teams unit shined against Wichita, allowing the Thunder only one goal on seven power play attempts and going 3 for 5 on the power play.
Ian Keserich, who started the season as a member of the Wichita Thunder and acquired by Tulsa off waivers in early November got the start for the Oilers and earned the win stopping 33 of 37 shots from Wichita, and both goalies for the Thunder spent time in the Wichita net, with Peter Delmas playing 28:37 and Marc-Antoine Gelinas playing the remaining 30:03. Between them, they made 20 saves on 26 Oilers shots.
On Tuesday night the teams will battle again at the amazing BOK Center at 7:05pm. Tickets for all Oilers games are available at the BOK Box Office, tickets.com, Tulsa area Reasor’s stores, and by calling 1-866-7BOK-CTR (866-725-5287). More information is available by calling the Oilers office at 918-632-PUCK (7825).