Oil Kings Lose 4-1 to Raiders

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October 4, 2012, Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Oil Kings suffered their second blemish of the 2012-13 season with a 4-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Thursday Night at Rexall Place.

The loss was Edmonton’s second in a row and drops the Oil Kings record to 3-2-0-0 on the season.

Despite an early push by the home team it was the Raiders who jumped out to the early lead off a goal by Logan McVeigh. Edmonton had several chances in the first but were unable to beat Prince Albert goaltender Luke Siemens.

The Oil Kings struggles to score continued through the second with a pair of partial breaks stopped and a goal disallowed on what appeared to be a quick whistle. Prince Albert made it a two goal lead off a goal by Carson Perreaux. The Kings out shot the Raiders 25-14 through two periods but would enter the third down 2-0.

Edmonton would break the shut out with a power play goal five minutes into the third. TJ Foster took advantage of a bad change and drove the puck hard to the net where Travis Ewanyk dug up a rebound to make it 2-1. But P.A. would bounce back with a goal from local Mark McNeill just minutes later to re-establish the two goal lead. An empty net goal in the final minutes would give the visitors the 4-1 win.

The Oil Kings special teams held the Raiders to 0 for 4 with the man advantage while the power play was 1 for 3. Goaltender Tristan Jarry suffered his first loss of the season with 17 saves on 20 shots.

Next up the defending WHL Champions will take on the 2013 Memorial Cup host Saskatoon Blades on Saturday night in Edmonton. Game time for Saturday’s game is set for 7:00 p.m. from Rexall Place. 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). All games this season will be broadcast live on the TEAM 1260 and streamed live at WHL.ca The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.

Fans should note that game time for the Oil Kings home game on Friday, October 12th against the Calgary Hitmen has been changed to 7:30 p.m. Doors will still open 1 hour prior to puck drop for the general public.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.