Several Oilers players attending AHL camps as 2010-2011 season nears.
TULSA, OK–Tulsa Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay will call together his players in a little over a week for training camp, but several of his off season signees will already have a lot of ice time under their belts as several Oilers are currently in American Hockey League (AHL) training camps. Eight players who are expected to be at the Oilers training camp, which opens October 4th, will be attending AHL camps as well.
“Even though we have an affiliation with Lake Erie (AHL) and Colorado (NHL) our players are free to attend any camp, unless they are under contract to Colorado or Lake Erie,” Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay explained. “The interest we’re seeing in the guys we have coming to camp says a lot about the type of players we are going to have here with the Oilers.”
There are four AHL teams that will be taking a look at eight players the Oilers have signed for training camp. The Lake Erie Monsters have invited forward Jason Weeks; the Grand Rapids Griffins will observe forward Gary Steffes; the Chicago Wolves have invited forward Chad Costello; and the Oklahoma City Barons will give tryouts to forwards Chris Cloud, Dan Riedel, Matt Robertson and defensemen Brennan Barker
and Sean Erickson.
The Oilers will host the Wichita Thunder at home in the amazing BOK Center on Friday, October 15th to open the 2010-11 Central Hockey League season. Tickets are now on sale at the BOK Center box office or on tickets.com