IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. U of A
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's rookie game against the U of A
The Edmonton Oilers Prospects play their fourth game of rookie camp tonight against the University of Alberta Golden Bears. It's the first opportunity for local fans to see the likes of Oscar Klefbom and Darnell Nurse, among others.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Platzer - Petryk - Kessy
Bilcke - Ewanyk - Abney
Miller - Roy - Fyten
Chase - Schaber - Baddock
Davidson - Nurse
Leach - Klefbom
Marincin - Betker
20:00: Puck drops and we are underway in Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton!
17:48: U of A strikes first on a perfectly executed pass by Torrie Dyck out front to a streaking Sean Ringrose who snipes it past Bunz. | EDM 0, UA 1
16:04: Oilers GOAL! Greg Chase scores unassisted, the puck trickles past the UA goaltender and in! | EDM 1, UA 1
13:11: Oilers get the puck in the crease and theirs a scramble out in front but the net comes off.
09:39: Oilers GOAL! A shot from the corner is saved at the post, but Baddock knocks the loose puck home. | EDM 2, UA 1
06:10: Big saves by Tyler Bunz to maintain the lead
04:58: Ringrose scores his second of the night by slapping at a rebound just inside the faceoff dot, glove side of Bunz | EDM 2, UA 2
03:21: Darnell Nurse makes a sliding great defensive play and then the puck frees up to the slot and Bunz flashes the glove on a huge save.
02:01: UA's Barteaux called for tripping and the Oilers have a power play.
00:00: Well, that escalated quickly. Time expires and there's some aggressive pile jumping along the half board, in the EDM zone. Tempers flaring here but it's all tied up with UA owning the shot lead 12-10 | EDM 2, UA 2
20:00: Puck drops and period two is underway in Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton!
18:56: A Darnell Nurse penalty at 20:00 of the 1st period gave UA a power play to start the second. Jordan Rowley goes bar down on Tyler Bunz to give UA the lead. | EDM 2, UA 3
11:11: A big slap shot finds it's way through and the U of A scores again to widen the margin. Ringrose with the goal, his third of the night. | EDM 2, UA 4
10:06: Ty Rimmer replaces Tyler Bunz in net for the Oilers.
08:22: Greg Chase shoots the puck from a steep angle and Reid Petryk deflects it in on the power play for the Oilers! | EDM 3, UA 4
08:22: U of A goaltender change as Mucha is replaced by Luke Siemens.
00:00: The intensity continues to maintain a steady level as the second period comes to a close. The shots are 21-14 in favor of U of A. | EDM 3, UA 4
20:00: The action continues in Clare Drake Arena as the puck drops for the third period!
12:46: Kruise Reddick called for hooking and the Oilers go on the power play! Fyten has a breakaway and nearly connects. No goal.
09:42: Rimmer making big saves late in the game!
03:43: offsetting penalties for both teams keep it at even strength.
03:31: Abney and Nurse both take roughing penalties and it's a 5-on-3 for the Bears.
03:00: Koper gets 4 minutes for spearing and it's 4-on-3 Bears.
01:15: Oilers kill off the PP and now have one of their own!
00:00: The buzzer goes and game is over. | EDM 3, UA 4