GAME RECAPS

Oilers vs Jets

9-15-18

The Oilers fell to the Metro Jets 9-1 in Friday night’s home-opener at Alice Noble Ice Arena. The first period started with a bang, a power play resulting in a goal within the first minute of the game. However, despite the initial momentum, the Metro Jets outscored the Oilers by the end of the game.  

First Period - The Oilers took 8 shots overall in the first period, one resulting in a goal at 0:59. The power play responsible for the goal was executed by #11 Hunter Hillebrecht, with an assist from both #5 Cole Barney and #19 Daniel Critzer. The Metro Jets took 11 shots, two of which were successful at 16:39 and 18:47.  

Second Period - The Oilers took 10 shots in the second period but to no avail. The Metro Jets answered with 16 of their own shots, of which three were successful at 8:36, 16:39, 18:47.

Third Period - In the third and final period, the Metro Jets sealed their victory with four goals at 8:36, 13:52, 15:46, and 19:45, despite the valiant efforts of the Oilers, who took 8 shots, none of which resulted in a goal.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the team overall

“Tonight was a learning experience for us. We learned a lot about where we currently are and what it’s going to take to get to where we want to be. We will be put to the test this week and how we respond will say everything.”

Quoting Daniel Critzer, Oilers Forward and Team Captain - On what he is taking away from the first game

“We know what we need to improve upon to get ready for the next game. One of the easiest things to identify is we need to get better as a team in the defensive zone. If we can clean that up we'll have a much better shot at getting a win.”

Up Next

The Oilers are hard at work, applying what they learned this week as they prepare to take on the Toledo Cherokee in Toledo on Friday, September 21st at 7:00pm and then the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Saturday September 22nd at 7:44pm at the Alice Palace (Alice Noble Ice Arena).



Oilers @ Cherokee

9-21-18

The Oilers defeated the Toledo Cherokee at Team Toledo Ice House 5-2 in Friday night’s game.  

First Period - #22 Danny Lafontaine got the ball rolling with a power play goal in the first period at 9:56, assists from #19 Daniel Critzer and #9 Zach Zwierecki. This goal was answered with a goal at 12:33 by Toledo, tying the score for the first period.  

Second Period - #22 Danny Lafontaine led the charge on another power play at 2:35 with assists from #5 Cole Barney and #19 Daniel Critzer. At 10:53, Toledo once again tied the score, but Wooster pulled ahead, scoring goals at 13:35 and 17:43. #11 Hunter Hillibrecht, #9 Zach Zwierecki, #16 Zachary Steel, and #12 Grant Dickinson were among those responsible for the two additional goals in the second period.  

Third Period - The Oilers finalized their victory in the third period by scoring their fifth goal, a power play executed by #12 Grant Dickinson, #11 Hunter Hillibrecht, and #19 Daniel Critzer.     

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the first game on the road

“We came out ready to play tonight. Our drive and execution allowed for more opportunities offensively and our goaltending gave us a chance to win. It was a great team victory.”

Quoting Michael Hubbard, Oilers Goalie - On the team responding from the loss last weekend

“The biggest difference tonight was our defensive zone coverage. The team commanded the defensive zone and made my job a lot easier.”

Up Next

September 22nd, the Oilers will be challenging the Pittsburgh Vengeance on their home ice at Alice Noble Ice Arena at 7:45pm.  



Oilers vs Vengeance

9-21-18

After a bitter struggle, the Oilers lost to the Pittsburgh Vengeance 4-2 in the second home game of the season on Saturday night.   

First Period - Despite impressive defensive efforts from the Oilers, Pittsburgh scored two goals in the first period at 4:51 and 13:50. At 17:31, #17 Matthew Crosby found the back of the net to score the first goal of the game for the Oilers. Assists came from #16 Zachary Steele and #9 Zach Zwierecki. Another goal was scored by Pittsburgh at 17:53.  

Second Period - During an intense period of injuries and penalties, Pittsburgh scored a goal at 5:17, bringing the score to 4-1.

Third Period - At 13:55, #16 Zachary Steele scored the second goal for the Oilers with assists from #18 Jordan Pitts and #8 Connor Seay. This was the final goal scored in the game.    

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the performance of the team in the second game of the weekend

“The team learned a lot about themselves both as individuals and as a group. We definitely have some areas we need to put more emphasis on this upcoming week of practice. We are hungry to improve and eager to correct our mistakes.”

Quoting Hunter Hillebrecht, Oilers Forward and Assistant Captain -

“We came out in the beginning strong but lost the lead early due to a few mistakes and a bad bounce. By the third period we found some energy to climb back in, but it just was not enough. It was a game I feel we should have won so we need to find a way to play hard for all three periods moving forward.”

Up Next

A rescheduled game: The Oilers will take on the Metro Jets Development Program (MJDP) at the Alice Palace (Alice Noble Ice Arena) at 6:00pm on Saturday September 29th and then the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Sunday September 30th at 1pm at the Alice Palace (Alice Noble Ice Arena).


Oilers vs MJDP

9-29-18

The Oilers lost to the Metro Jets Development Program (MJDP) 3-0 in Saturday night’s game at Alice Noble Ice Arena. The MJDP scored one goal in the first period and two in the second while the third period resulted in no scoring for either team. Despite a valiant effort and also out-shooting the MJDP, the Oilers were unable to convert, and the victory fell to the MJDP.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Tonight was a tough game for us. Our time of possession was good, but we went up against a goalie who was on tonight. We will need to make sure we capitalize on our opportunities moving forward.”

Quoting Dominic Zenone, Oilers Defenseman - On the game

“It was a hard fought game from both sides. We just couldn’t get everybody on the same page to put the puck in the net to win the game.”  


Up Next

The Oilers will play the Pittsburgh Vengeance for the second time this season at Alice Noble Ice Arena on Sunday, September 30th at 1:00pm.


Oilers vs Vengeance

9-30-18

The Oilers got their vengeance on the Pittsburgh Vengeance with a final score of 3-2 in Sunday afternoon’s Oiler victory at Alice Noble Ice Arena.  

First Period - The first goal of the game was scored at 14:03 by Zachary Steele with assists from Grant Dickinson and Zach Zwierecki. Not long after, the Oilers increased their lead to two with a goal scored by Grant Dickinson, assist from Zach Zwierecki, at 18:41.

Second Period - Keeping the Vengeance at bay, Zach Zwierecki netted the third goal for the Oilers at 10:00 with assists from Grant Dickinson and Dominic Zenone.  

Third Period - Two powerplay goals were scored by the Vengeance at 0:38 and 9:11, but by the end of regulation, the Oilers were triumphant with their first home win of the season.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the first home win of the season

“We were determined to take control of the game today. We made some adjustments in our lineup due to some injuries and the guys came together to get the job done today. We executed well for the most part and everyone contributed today. It was a great way to win our first home game this season.”

Quoting Grant Dickinson, Oilers Forward - On the first home win of the season

“Everybody had a job to do and they did it. It gives us a lot of confidence to know that everybody is playing for one another. I’m very proud of our effort and we got a well deserved team win.”

Up Next

The Oilers will take on the Lansing Wolves Saturday, October 6th at 7:45pm at the Alice Palace (ANIA).


Oilers vs Wolves

10-6-18

The Oilers were defeated by the Lansing Wolves at Alice Noble Ice Arena in Saturday night’s game. The final score was 3-2 Lansing.  

First Period- Lansing scored the first two goals of the game at 4:07 (PP) and 5:42. At 14:36, #11 Hunter Hillebrecht netted the first goal for the Oilers with assists from #19 Daniel Critzer and #5 Cole Barney.

Second Period - At the beginning of a period filled with tension, Lansing brought the score up to 1-3 at 2:55 with another goal.

Third Period - The Oilers fought hard, #28 George Tomko and #7 Tristan Kaliszewski netting another puck in at 5:13. However, their efforts fell just short as Lansing took the win. 

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the team

“We showed grit and determination tonight.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the back of the net enough times.  We had our chances on the powerplay, but we couldn’t capitalize.  We will need to stay more disciplined for tomorrow.”

Quoting Zach Zwierecki, Oilers Forward - On the game overall

“I thought we put together a great team effort tonight.  We just had a few unlucky bounces which cost us.  We’re going to look to build off what we did tonight and hopefully be a bit more successful tomorrow.”

Up Next

The Oilers will challenge Lansing once again on their home ice (ANIA) Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00pm.



Oilers vs Wolves

10-7-18

The final score of Sunday afternoon’s game was 7-6, the Oilers falling to the Lansing Wolves.  

First Period - #5 Cole Barney, #16 Zachary Steele, and #12 Grant Dickinson netted a puck at 12:11, a goal that Lansing answered at 18:46 to tie the score. Not long after, #12 Grant Dickinson, with assists from #9 Zach Zwierecki and #28 George Tomko, scored another goal at 19:15 and pulled the Oilers ahead of Lansing.  

Second Period - Lansing scored a goal at 13:10, drawing even with the Oilers yet again.

Third Period - Three consecutive goals were scored by #9 Zach Zwierecki and #12 Grant Dickinson (2) at 0:50, 5:21, and 6:46 (PP). Lansing scored a goal at 9:58. The Oilers capitalized on another power play opportunity, #12 Grant Dickinson, #9 Zach Zwierecki, and #28 George Tomko netting a puck to increase their lead to three. Lansing then scored four goals at 11:37, 14:32, 18:26, and 19:42, making the final score 7-6.   

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the loss

“Today was a big learning day for us. We had some very effective offensive plays from a few guys for us, but we need to improve defensively as a team. When we out shoot a team two days in a row and fall short of a win, there are some breakdowns that we need to address immediately moving forward.”

Quoting Grant Dickinson, Oilers Forward - On the loss

“Today’s game was a big learning lesson for the team. We out-played Lansing for the majority of the game, but undisciplined penalties and a lack of attention to detail cost us the game.” 

Up Next

The Oilers will begin their Chicago Showcase on Thursday afternoon against the Steel County Blades.




Oilers vs SC Blades

USPHL Chicago Showcase, Game 1

10-11-18

In the first game of the Chicago Showcase, the Oilers defeated the Steele County Blades 2-1.

First Half - The Oilers took 17 shots, and the Blades took 13, but neither team was able to convert, resulting in a goal-less period

Second Half - The first goal of the game was scored in the second half at 1:18 by #8 Connor Seay, assists coming from #9 Zach Zwierecki and #12 Grant Dickinson. At 6:04, #11 Hunter Hillebrecht increased the Oilers’ lead to two with assists from #16 Zac Steele and #5 Cole Barney. The Blades finally answered with a goal at 9:30, but they were unable to score any additional goals, and the victory went to the Oilers. 

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the first game of the showcase

“We kept it simple and made sure each guy did their part. It was a great way to open up the showcase and our overall record against Steele County is now 2-0.  The last time we played one another was in 2012-2013.”

Quoting Dennis Lekarev, Oilers Forward - On the first game of the showcase

“Today’s game was a hardworking performance from our team. It’s nice to see us executing more consistently and capitalizing on our opportunities. We hope to build off this.”

Up Next

The Oilers will continue the Chicago Showcase with a game against the Midwest Blackbirds tomorrow morning.


Oilers @ Blackbirds

USPHL Chicago Showcase, Game 2

10-12-18

The Oilers kept up the momentum this morning in their second Chicago Showcase game, beating the Midwest Blackbirds 7-0.

First Half - #55 Spencer Evoy scored the first goal with an assist from #7 Tristan Kaliszewski, and #27 Mitchell Dickman at 8:36. The next puck was put in the net at 24:55 by #9 Zach Zwierecki, with #12 Grant Dickinson and #19 Daniel Critzer assisting.  

Second Half - At 4:55, #12 Grant Dickinson scored, this time with an assist from #9 Zach Zwierecki and #2 Andrew Kolenic. Shortly after, #28 George Tomko increased the lead to four goals at 5:38 with assists from #16 Zachary Steele and #5 Cole Barney. #11 Hunter Hillebrecht fired the puck into the net at 15:38 with assists from #5 Cole Barney and #12 Grant Dickinson. #22 Danny LaFontaine, #23 Jeffrey Dawson, and #8 Connor Seay brought the score to 5-0 with another goal at 16:24. The final goal was scored at 20:57 (PP) by #19 Daniel Critzer, assists from #12 Grant Dickinson and #5 Cole Barney. #30 Michael Hubbard stopped all 15 shots for his first shutout of the season.  

Quoting Michael Hubbard, Oilers Goalie - On the game today

“Today was the offensive effort that we’ve needed and overall a solid team effort from top to bottom.”

Quoting, Hunter Hillebrecht, Oilers Forward and Assistant Captain -

“We were the better team this morning. We forced the other team to make plays they didn’t want to. That, plus outstanding goaltending, kept them at zero and gave us lots of possession. It was also great to see some new guys on the scoresheet afterwards.”

Up Next

The Oilers will continue in the Chicago Showcase with a new match up tomorrow against the Richmond Generals.



Oilers @ Generals

USPHL Chicago Showcase, Game 3

10-13-18

Despite out-shooting the Richmond Generals in both periods, the Oilers fell to their opponent in the third game of the Chicago Showcase. The final score was 6-1 Richmond.

First Half - The first period contained ten penalty minutes for each team and resulted in five goals for the Richmond Generals, which occurred at 5:39, 9:44, 12:48, 16:58, and 18:29. The Oilers took 13 shots but were unable to convert. 

Second Half - In the second period, the number of penalty minutes more than doubled as the fight became more brutal, reaching a total of 46 penalty minutes for both teams. The Oilers were able to capitalize on a power play opportunity to score a goal at 13:38, the successful shot fired by #19 Daniel Critzer with an assist from #5 Cole Barney. The Richmond Generals then scored another goal at 15:31, sealing their victory for game three.

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Today was a good match up. We out shout the Generals and dominated the play, but penalties kept the momentum shifting so it was difficult to keep a rhythm going within our lines.”

Quoting Connor Seay, Oilers Defenseman - On the game

“Today was a tough physical game. They capitalized early and we had to climb back into the game. We got on the score board but a few unlucky bounces stopped us from adding more unfortunately.”

Up Next

The Oilers will finish the Chicago Showcase with a game against the Florida Junior Blades.




Oilers vs FJ Blades

USPHL Chicago Showcase, Game 4

10-14-18

The Oilers came out on top in the final game of the Chicago Showcase, defeating the Florida Junior Blades 3-2.

First Half - #12 Grant Dickinson scored the first goal of the game at 12:21 with assists from #8 Connor Seay and #19 Daniel Critzer. At 17:42 #19 Daniel Crizer fired a successful shot during a power play to increase the Oilers’ lead to two, an assist from #12 Grant Dickinson. #23 Jeffrey Dawson single-handedly scored the third goal for the Oilers at 18:40. The Florida Junior Blades attempted to fight back, scoring two power play goals at 22:23 and 24:55, but they remained behind by one goal at the end of the period.

Second Half - No goals were scored in this period, the Oilers maintaining their lead to win the game.

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Our team responded well to every challenge thrown at us today. It was a hard fought battle and we continued to work hard all the way to the very end.”

Quoting Cole Barney, Oilers Defenseman - On the game

“I think everyone came out and just did their job. Nothing was fancy, but everyone came out and worked hard. Mike helped us out and gave us a great chance to win. Overall, a great team effort to get the win.”

The Oilers went 3-1 in the 2018-2019 USPHL Chicago Showcase

Up Next

The Oilers will challenge Metro for the second time this season on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30pm in another away game.


Oilers @ Jets

10-20-18

The Oilers lost to the Metro Jets 4-2 in Saturday night’s game at Fraser Hockeyland in Michigan. 

First Period - No goals were scored in the first period.

Second Period - The Jets scored the first goal of the game at 6:57. The Oilers answered with a goal at 11:10, #2 Andrew Kolenic firing the successful shot with an assist from #11 Hunter Hillebrecht.  

Third Period - In the third period, the game continued to go back and forth as the Jets netted a puck at 1:08 and then #9 Zach Zwierecki scored at 2:02 to tie the score once again. The Jets then proceeded to score two consecutive goals at 9:23 and 10:23, sealing their victory over the Oilers.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

We made progress tonight. We still have some work to do of course, but we are headed in the right direction.”

Quoting Andrew Kolenic, Oilers Defenseman - On the game

“I think it was a hard fought game and much improved from our first game with the Jets. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to grab the win and I know the boys will put the work in to get the win next time.”

Up Next

The Oilers have an off weekend. They are back in action on November 3rd. They will face off against the MJDP. Puck drop at 7:45pm at the Alice Palace.




Oilers vs MJDP

11-3-18

The final score of Saturday night’s game was 2-1, MJDP taking the win. 

First Period - No goals were scored in the first period. 

Second Period - No goals were scored in the second period.  

Third Period - At 9:42, #2 Andrew Kolenic scored the first goal of the game with assists from #16 Zachary Steele and #17 Matthew Crosby. The MJDP answered with a goal at 11:25, tying the score. At 15:47, they put another puck in the net, pulling ahead of the Oilers and scoring the final goal of the game.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

The team put forth a good effort. We were unlucky in some situations and ultimately this is another learning experience for us as a group. We are on the right track with our time of possession and our shot attempt total. However, we still have some more work to do as group.”

Quoting, Hunter Hillebrecht, Oilers Forward and Assistant Captain - On the game

“Going into the game, we knew what to expect. Out shooting this team wouldn’t be enough to win the game. It came down to two breakdowns in our defensive zone that cost us this one. We need to play well in all three zones to win games.”

Up Next

The Oilers will play Metro away from home this coming Saturday, November 10th at 7:30pm.


Oilers @ Jets

11-10-18

Following a sharp first and second period, the Oilers were not able to keep up the momentum in the third period and were defeated by the Metro Jets 5-4 in overtime Saturday night.

First Period - At 14:36, the Jets scored the first goal of the game.

Second Period - #12 Grant Dickinson scored the first goal (SH) for the Oilers at 0:18. The Oilers pulled ahead at 1:29, #5 Cole Barney following Dickinson’s goal with another single-handed goal. The Jets fought back, scoring a goal at 11:41, but #10 Dominic Zenone capitalized on a power play at 16:13 to regain the lead. #5 Cole Barney fired another successful shot at 17:00 to increase the Oiler’s lead to two.  

Third Period - The Jets scored two goals at 0:50 and 10:43, bringing the score to a tie and resulting in overtime.

Overtime - The Jets scored a goal at 1:45 to win the game.

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“We came out ready to play tonight. We improved our play in the first and second, but we were inconsistent in the third period when it counted the most.”

Quoting Zach Zwierecki, Oilers Forward - On the game

“We outplayed them the first two periods, but unfortunately for us we couldn't keep that up in the third. It's frustrating, definitely a game we should have won. We need to have a good week of practice going into the showcase.”

Up Next

The Oilers will begin their next USPHL showcase series with the Islanders Showcase. The first game is on Saturday, the 17th of November.  

 


Oilers vs Jersey Hitmen

USPHL Islanders HC Showcase, Game 1

11-17-18

The Oilers got off to a fantastic start in the first game of the Islanders Showcase, defeating the Jersey Hitmen 3-2 Saturday afternoon.  

First Half - At 15:77, #16 Zachary Steele capitalized on power play, scoring the first goal for the Oilers. The Jersey Hitmen answered with a goal at 17:39.  Shortly after, #11 Hunter Hillebrecht scored a goal at 19:46, assists from #5 Cole Barney and #22 Danny LaFontaine. The score was tied again at the end of the period after a Jersey Hitmen goal at 20:23.

Second Half - Towards the end of the period (20:23), #16 Zachary Steele fired a successful shot on his breakaway, assist from #11 Hunter Hillebrecht, sealing the Oilers’ victory.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Our team came in with something to prove. We knew we had to be sharp and finish the game strong today. Despite a thirteen hour bus ride with a night of rest on a traveling bus, we stepped off of the bus and took care of business against a good team today.”

Quoting Zachary Steel, Oilers Forward - On the game

“I thought we fought hard for this win as a collective group with the help of a few lucky bounces and solid goaltending all game really helped for the win. It was very important to come into the showcase, win the first game, and carry the momentum all weekend.”

Up Next

The Oilers will continue the Islanders Showcase with a new match up against the Philadelphia Hockey Club and Boston Bandits, both games on Sunday, the 18th of November.



Oilers @ Philadelphia Hockey Club

USPHL Islanders HC Showcase, Game 2

11-18-18

The Oilers beat the Philadelphia Hockey Club 3-2 in the second game of the Islanders Showcase.

First Half - The first goal was scored at 11:24 by the Philadelphia Hockey Club. Almost immediately after, #9 Zach Zwierecki answered with a goal at 11:49, assists from #5 Cole Barney and #12 Grant Dickinson.

Second Half - At 10:52, #9 Zach Zwierecki fired yet another successful shot. #5 Cole Barney and Grant Dickinson assisted again. The Philadelphia Hockey Club fought back, accruing four penalty minutes for their team and scoring at 17:04, but #12 Grant Dickinson singlehandedly scored a goal at 20:05 to win the game.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“We battled hard in the first game of the day. There were plenty of chances for us offensively, but we didn’t get all of the bounces we would have liked. Ultimately, we did what we needed to do to get the job done.”

Quoting Joe Ackley, Oilers Goaltender - On the game

“The momentum we gained from Saturday night seemed to roll over to today's game as well. Our defense did a good job of keeping plays to the outside, and our offense was quick to respond when things didn't go our way.”

Up Next

The Oilers will continue the Islanders Showcase with their second game of the day against the Boston Bandits.


Oilers @ Boston Bandits

USPHL Islanders HC Showcase, Game 3

11-18-18

After an extremely physical game, the Oilers fell to the Boston Bandits 2-0 in their second game of the day. 

First Half - No goals were scored in the first period.  

Second Half - The Boston Bandits scored two goals at 6:08 and 24:59 respectively, winning the game.   

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“We played a very good team tonight. We had some good opportunities and we will take a lot away from this game moving forward. I’m very proud of our men for battling in a tough game, for the second time today.”

Quoting Danny LaFontaine, Oilers Forward - On the game

“Our second game of the day had a lot of good things going for us, but some breakdowns defensively cost us. We just couldn’t pop one in on the other team who played very well.”

Up Next

The Oilers will conclude the Islanders Showcase with a new match up against the Islanders Hockey Club on Monday, the 19th of November.


Oilers vs Islanders Hockey Club

USPHL Islanders HC Showcase, Game 4

11-19-18

In the final game of the Islanders Showcase, the Oilers fought a good fight but were ultimately defeated 2-1 by the Islanders Hockey Club.

First Half - A power play goal was scored at 15:58 by #11 Hunter Hillebrecht with an assist from #16 Zachary Steele.

Second Half - The Islanders scored two consecutive goals, the first at 5:41(PP) and the second at 8:46, winning the game.  

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Both teams had some good opportunities, but unfortunately there are some situations we wish we could have back. Our men represented themselves and our program well during the showcase. We are progressing as a group and our team will be ready to come back strong after break.”

Quoting Daniel Critzer, Oilers Forward and Team Captain - On the game

“Today our entire team brought it physically, we played an all around tough game to close out a demanding weekend.”

The Oilers went 2-2 in the 2018-2019 USPHL Islanders HC Showcase

Up Next

The Oilers open a home weekend series when they welcome the Lansing Wolves to town. Game one will be on Saturday, the 1st of December.


Oilers vs Wolves

12-1-18

The Oilers fell to the Lansing Wolves 5-3 in Saturday night’s game at Alice Noble Ice Arena.

First Period - The first goal of the game was scored at 15:30, #6 Donald Dickens firing the successful shot with an assist from #5 Cole Barney. Lansing was quick to answer with a goal at 15:50.

Second Period - Lansing scored their second goal of the game at 7:50, pulling ahead of the Oilers. #9 Zach Zwierecki challenged the Wolves’ lead, scoring to tie the score yet again. The Wolves then scored three consecutive goals at 12:24, 17:31, and 17:50 to regain a lead.  

Third Period - The Oilers attempted to make a comeback in the third period, #6 Donald Dickens capitalizing on a power play to score his second goal of the game at 19:29. Unfortunately, they were not able to maintain the momentum, and the Wolves took the win.

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“Some poor choices and mistakes stood in our way tonight. We had our chances none the less, but it comes down to us bearing down to get the job done. We had a few guys step up for us tonight who we will look to more, moving forward.”

Quoting Daniel Critzer, Oilers Forward and Team Captain - On the game

“Going into tonight's game we knew that we were going to be tested by the Wolves physical style of play. Lack of discipline in the heat of the moment had us spending a good portion of the game short handed. We know that if we stay out of the penalty box and trust our game plan we will give ourselves a good chance to win tomorrow's game.”

Up Next

The Oilers will have a rematch with the Lansing Wolves tomorrow afternoon December 2nd at 1:00PM at Alice Noble Ice Arena.  



Oilers vs Wolves

12-2-18

Despite out-shooting the Wolves in every period, the Oilers were defeated 7-0 in Sunday afternoon’s game.  

First Period - Lansing scored three goals at 4:14, 12:28, and 17:08. The Oilers took 10 shots during the penalty-laden period but were unable to convert.

Second Period - In another brutal period, the Wolves scored three goals again at 2:57, 13:00, and 16:34.  

Third Period - One goal was scored by Lansing at 8:40, sealing the victory of the Wolves.

Quoting Head Coach Aaron Hernandez - On the game

“The team had both ups and downs today. Despite our unfortunate situations, we still outplayed and outshot the opponent when we were even strength. We just couldn’t bury a puck today. We will get back to work and will make some corrections in preparation for Niagara.”

Quoting Dominic Zenone, Oilers Defenseman - On the game

“Today was a hard loss to swallow. We have a lot to work on this week for the upcoming weekend.”

Up Next

The Oilers will challenge Niagara Falls in a three-game series at Alice Noble Ice Arena. The first game is Friday the 7th at 7:45PM.