Oilers’ Hisey Called Up To AHL

HIDALGO, TX– The Springfield Falcons of the AHL have called up the Tulsa Oiler’s leading scorer, Rob Hisey.  Hisey, who has 19 goals for the Oilers this season, is the CHL’s leading goal scorer and the breakout star for the Tulsa squad this year.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity,” Hisey said as he prepared to depart for Springfield. “It happened pretty fast, but I’m ecstatic and I can’t wait to get there and play my first game.”

Hisey tops the league in goals and shorthanded goals, and his 19 goals and 41 assists for 60 points in the 24 games he’s played is good enough for 4th place in the CHL points race.  Hisey is expected to join the Falcons for tomorrow night’s game against the Providence Bruins, and in Hartford when they visit the Wolfpack.

“This is a great chance for Rob and he deserves it,” Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay said. “He’s proven he’s one of the premier players in this league and he can have success at the next level. It’ll be an adjustment for us, but certainly we wish Rob the best”

The Oilers meanwhile are getting ready to face Rio Grande Valley tomorrow night at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo before returning home to face Mississippi on Thursday and Saturday night at home in the BOK Center.  Tickets for those games and all Oilers home games are available at the BOK Center box office, tulsaoilers.com and all Reasor’s locations.