Prince George, BC – The Edmonton Oil Kings rebounded from a loss on Friday with a 4-1 win over the Cougars on Saturday night. Stephane Legault tallied on a miscue in the Cougars zone for what would be the game winner with under seven minutes to play.
Legault’s first of the WHL pre-season and second point sparked a three goal third period for the defending WHL Champions.
New York Islanders’ first round draft pick Griffin Reinhart served as the Oil Kings Captain and posted a plus-2 rating on the night. The 6’4, 202 pound defenseman from West Vancouver became the Oil Kings highest ever NHL Draft pick this past summer as he was selected 4th overall. Newcomer Edgars Kulda tallied his second of the preseason in the first period while veteran Klarc Wilson scored late in the third for the insurance marker. Sophomore Curtis Lazar would add an empty net goal in the final minute to make it a 4-1 final. The Oil Kings out shot the Cougars 39-27 a sophomore goaltender Tristan Jarry posted 26 saves on 27 shots to push his pre-season record to 2-0-0-0.
Edmonton’s overall record in the pre-season is now 2-2-0-0 with the Oil Kings taking a split out of P.G. this weekend. The Oil Kings are expected to make final cuts early this week prior to the club’s final tune up of the exhibition season on Friday, September 14th against the Red Deer Rebels in Lacombe, AB.
All Oil Kings regular season single game tickets are ON SALE NOW! This includes all tickets for the Banner Raising Home Opener Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. against the Kootenay Ice. Fans can be a part of history as the Oil Kings raise their first WHL Championship banner of the modern era to the rafters of Rexall Place. The first 7500 fans at the game will receive a commemorative replica WHL Championship Mini Banner!
One of the best ways to secure a seat for the historic opening night is the Oil Kings Opening Night Pack presented by the TEAM 1260, the BEAR and Virgin Radio. That’s 2 tickets to Opening Night plus 2 Championship T-shirts for just $49. Fans can save $19 off day of game pricing!
Tickets are available at OILKINGS.CA, at the Rexall Place Box Office or at Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on season seats or flex packs, call 780-414-GOAL (4625). The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.