LAREDO, TX–The Tulsa Oilers scored two goals late in the game to snatch a victory away from the Laredo Bucks on Sunday afternoon. The Oilers won the game 5-4 on the strengths of goals by T.J. Caig and Rob Hisey to secure the win after trailing for most of the game.
The game marked the third start of goalie Trevor Cann and he improved his record to 2-1 on his five-game assignment from the Lake Erie monsters of the AHL, making 38 saves in the game. Laredo’ Kris Tebbs took the loss in his first start for the Bucks making 28 saves. All of the Oilers’ leading scorers made the score sheet this afternoon, with Aaron Davis, Caig and Hisey all notching a goal and an assist for two point games.
New Oiler Jeff Gumaer scored his first goal in the 2nd period and Sean Erickson also put one in to round out Tulsa’s goals in the game. The game wasn’t without its physicality, as Oilers defenseman Tyler Fleck took on Laredo’s Justin Styffe in a fight in the 2nd period.
All-in-all the win was a good one for Tulsa, who has been winless since a 2-1 victory over Amarillo on December 18th. Next up for the Oilers will be a game against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in Hidalgo, Texas, and their next home game will be on New Years Eve when they face the Mississippi Riverkings in the BOK Center. That game will feature a post game party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown after the game sponsored by Z104.5 FM.
Note: The Christmas night game against the Wichita Thunder was postponed due to the aftermath of the snowstorm on Christmas Eve. No make-up date has been announced as yet, but all tickets for that contest will be honored that night. Tickets for the New Years Eve game against the River Kings and all Tulsa Oilers home games can be purchased at the BOK Center box office, tulsaoilers.com and all Reasors locations.