“Chad Painchaud battles Dave Pszenyczny and Adam Pleskach for the puck. Photo: Kevin Pyle
TULSA, OK—The Tulsa Oilers defeated the Brampton Beast 4-2 in front of 10,794 in the BOK Center on Friday night, their largest crowd of the season and one of the largest since the team moved from the Cox Business Center in 2008.
Kyle O’Kane began the scoring for Tulsa when he skated in on Brampton goaltender Grant Rollheiser and slipped the puck in between the goalie and the post to give the Oilers a 1-0 advantage just past the midway point in the first period.
Analysis: Opponents of Oklahoma’s 2013 workers’ compensation reforms announced that a recent Pottawatomie County district court decision will result in denial of most workers’ compensation benefit claims and lead to endless lawsuits with uninsured judgments. It is true that the Duck vs. Morgan Tire case holds that only “unforeseen” accidents will result in benefit payments under the Oklahoma Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act.
With most employee injuries being at least somewhat foreseeable, legitimate concerns have been raised that compensation payments may be denied and injured workers would have to sue employers to recover damages. If workers’ compensation insurance policies do not respond (because there was no compensable injury) and general liability insurance policies do not respond, because they don’t apply to employee injury claims, then the employer could be faced with a huge uninsured liability.
Fount Holland and Trebor Worthen
For the fourth straight year, Campaigns & Elections trade magazine has awarded an Oklahoma company its top award for advertising in a political campaign.
Majority Designs, a creative company owned by A.H. Strategies, won Friday for the nation’s best newspaper advertisement in a local campaign which featured the Oklahoma City renaissance under Mayor Mick Cornett in his re-election bid.
TULSA, OK.— They haven’t played a home game since the beginning of December.
They haven’t won a game since the middle of November.
The fired their coach and they moved out of the downtown Cox Business Center arena, which was their home since last season and forfeited a game last weekend against Chicago.
Despite all that, the Tulsa Revolution indoor soccer team are not folding.
For a warm feeling, a smile or just to know all is right with the world, you should take a moment to watch Budweiser’s 2015 Super Bowl XLIX commercial, “Lost Dog.”
Granted, if you have ever lost a canine companion as this writer has done, it may strike close to home, but it has a great ending.