March 29, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – The Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the second round of the 2013 WHL Playoffs presented by Husky and Kal Tire.
Edmonton’s 4 – 1 series win over the Kootenay Ice Friday sets up a second round matchup against another Central Division foe – the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Eastern Conference Semifinal between the Oil Kings and Tigers will begin Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for both confirmed second round games at Rexall Place will go on sale Saturday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m.
The Tigers bounced the Memorial Cup host Saskatoon Blades in four straight. Edmonton led the regular season series against the Tigers with a 5-1-0-0 record. The series will feature three of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft including Edmonton’s Curtis Lazar and Tristan Jarry against Medicine Hat’s Hunter Shinkaruk.
Game time for Game 1 is set for 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Advance ticket prices in the second round of the playoffs will start at just $20. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save compared to ‘day of game’ pricing. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, the Rexall Place Box Office or online at OILKINGS.CA.
The Oil Kings 2012-13 season is presented by JLT, Insurance & Risk Management.
The Oil Kings second round schedule is as follows: (All Times MDT)
Edmonton (1) vs Medicine Hat (7)
Game #1 – Friday, April 5 @ Edmonton – 7:00 p.m.
Game #2 – Sunday, April 7 @ Edmonton – 4:00 p.m.
Game #3 – Tuesday, April 9 @ Medicine Hat – 7:00 p.m.
Game #4 – Wednesday, April 10 @ Medicine Hat – 7:00 p.m.
*Game #5 – Friday, April 12 @ Edmonton – 7:00 p.m.
*Game #6 – Sunday, April 14 @ Medicine Hat – 6:00 p.m.
*Game #7 – Wednesday, April 17 @ Edmonton – 7:00 p.m.