TULSA, OK– The Central Hockey League announced that Tulsa Oilers forward T.J. Caig and goalie Kevin Armstrong won player and goaltender of the week for the week ending November 15th, 2009.
Caig wins the award on the strengths of a very repetitive week in which he scored two goals and an assist in all three games the Oilers played and won last week. The native of Kelwona, B.C. scored three of his four goals on the power play, giving him a grand total of 4 power-play goals on the season, which have him tied for second so far in the standings. Caig has a total of 9 goals and 9 assists so far this season for 18 points, which is fifth best in the CHL at this point of the season.
Goalie Kevin Armstrong nabs the award based on three wins this week, two coming against Mississippi and one over Rapid City. Armstrong turned away 36 shots in a 6-5 come from behind victory in Mississippi, and allowed only 3 goals in the home contests against the Rush and Riverkings when the Oilers returned home this weekend. The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has played all but 20 minutes in goal for Tulsa so far this season and has a 7-3-0 record overall and a 5-0-0 record at home.
Tulsa’s sweep of the CHL weekly honors is only the second time a team has swept the awards. Amarillo’s Mike Brown and Joe Guenther, a former Oiler, did it in the opening week of the season. You can catch T.J. Caig and Kevin Armstrong in action tomorrow night as the Oilers take on the Wichita Thunder at 7:05pm in the amazing BOK Center.
Tickets are available at the BOK Center box office, tulsaoilers.com, and all Reasors locations.