February 11, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings are the first team in the WHL’s Eastern Conference to clinch a spot in the 2013 WHL Playoffs.
Edmonton took eight of a possible ten points on their recent five-game road trip. The winning streak combined with Kootenay’s 3 – 2 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers Sunday night clinched Edmonton’s fourth post season berth in modern franchise history. The Oil Kings have an overall record of 41-12-2-3 with 14 regular season games remaining. Edmonton currently leads Calgary by 11 points for top spot in the Eastern Conference. In 2011-12, the Oil Kings took home their first Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy with a record of 50-15-3-4 as the league’s regular season champions.
Details on 2013 playoff tickets will be released later this month. That includes the return of the extremely popular Oil Kings Playoff Pass. Keep checking OILKINGS.CA for more information.
Edmonton has been on fire as they matched their franchise high of 11 straight regular season wins prior to Sunday’s loss to the Swift Current Broncos. In their last 12 games, the Oil Kings have outscored their opponents 60 – 16 while posting four shutouts. Edmonton has allowed the least number of goals against in the WHL. The Oil Kings also have three players in the top 13 of the WHL scoring race including Dylan Wruck, Henrik Samuelsson and Michael St. Croix.
The Oil Kings next practice is scheduled for Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. at Kennilworth Arena (8313 – 68A St.). Media availability will be prior to or immediately following practice at Kennilworth. Contact Oil Kings Manager, Communications Ryan Ohashi (email@example.com) with any specific requests and/or inquiries.
Oil Kings Yearly Records
Year Regular Season Record Playoff Result
- 2007-08 22-39-4-7 Out of playoffs
- 2008-09 29-34-4-5 Lost in round one (0-4)
- 2009-10 16-43-4-9 Out of playoffs
- 2010-11 31-34-2-5 Lost in round one (0 – 4)
- 2011-12 50-15-3-4 Won WHL Championship (16-4)
- 2012-13 41-12-2-3 Clinched playoff spot