INDEPENDENCE, MO.– It’s the same old story. The Tulsa Oilers come out of the locker room and keep up with their opponent, then something ruins it for them in the end.
The Oilers traveled to Independence, Missouri on Saturday night to complete the home-and-home series with the Missouri Mavericks that began on Friday night in the amazing BOK Center with a 5-2 loss.
Derek Eastman got the only goals in Friday nights game, and he would get one of the pair scored in Independence as the Oilers pulled as close as a tie, but never led in the contest. Chad Costello, Tulsa’s leader in goals scored, got the other one. It was tied 2-2 as the third period started, but goals by the Mavericks Toby Lafrance and an empty net goal by Simon Watson ended any hopes of a rally by the Oilers.
The loss capped off a three-loss week for the Oilers, the pair of losses to the Mavericks and a 5-3 loss to the league leading Allen Americans on Thursday night. The loss puts the team’s record at 3-11-1 with 7 points, two points behind the Laredo Bucks who are at 4-8-2 , and the Bucks have played two fewer games than the Oilers have.
New week brings new teams and a big help.
It will be a week of firsts for the Tulsa Oilers, who will be busy with four games in five nights this week. The Oilers will host the Quad City Mallards in the first visit ever by a former International Hockey League team to the BOK Center on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. The Oilers host Mississippi on Thanksgiving Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and will
have the TD Williamson “Pink in the Rink” game Friday against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at the Bok Center at 7:35 p.m.
The busy week concludes with the Oilers making their first ever visit to Evansville,
Indiana to take on the IceMen at 7:35 p.m. All games can accessed via the internet at www.tulsaoilers.com and CHL TV.
Tickets for all Oiler games are available a the BOK Box Office, Tickets.com, Tulsa area Reasor’s stores, and by calling 1-866-7BOK-CTR (866-725-5287). More information is available by calling the Oilers office at 918-632-PUCK (7825).