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Old 15-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Canada knows how good the Oil Kings are, but does Edmonton?

Link to story: http://t.co/755LeBDe
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Old 15-12-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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Oil Kings is now ranked # 8 th best team in Canada .

http://ontariohockeyleague.com/artic...op-10-rankings
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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Congrats to the Oil Kings on their first division title. I hope they can take that all the way to the Memorial Cup and it'll be nice to have playoff hockey this spring.

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I think Edmonton definitely is starting to know.

kinda a Edmonton Hockey nerd so I have kept track of the attendance for all oil king games.

2010-11: 37 home games, average attendance 5175
2011-12 Season: 36 home games(so Far), average attendance 6421

pretty good increase and good attendance in general.
Almost a sell out crowd last game too. 16651!
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Old 20-03-2012, 03:14 AM   #5
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here is another interesting fact about all the different league attendance.

Average in the WHL is only 4196 based on the IIHF stats
http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=955&cHash=fb6171f7ea
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The $99 playoff ticket pass is a great deal. Besides that, the floundering Oilers have me primed for a long Oil Kings playoff run.
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Old 29-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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Edmonton Oil Kings have won 3-1 over Kootenay Ice tonight to win series 4-0
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here is another interesting fact about all the different league attendance.

Average in the WHL is only 4196 based on the IIHF stats
http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=955&cHash=fb6171f7ea
but we're miles ahead of the average attendance for the OHL and the Q.
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Oil kings won 4-3 over Brandon Wheat Kings to take series lead 2-0 and also won 16 in a row through from regular and playoff games.



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Old 20-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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it will be a very good hot game tonight !!
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Old 22-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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Oil kings won easily 6-1 tonight even Moose Jaw outshot Oil kings by 49-32.
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They are an amazing team and yet just over 8,000 show up for a round 3 playoff game. Why would we rather support a 29 place NHL team than, what is arguably, the best team in the WHL?? We should be filling the building. Good job Oil Kings too bad we are not giving you the support you deserve.
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Old 24-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #14
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Oil Kings won 3-2 tonight to take the series 3-0 and is one win away to the WHL final.
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By Joanne Ireland, edmontonjournal.com April 25, 2012 2:14 PM

EDMONTON - The red-hot Edmonton Oil Kings are now front and centre at Rexall Place. Their logo occupies centre ice and will stay there for the rest of their Western Hockey League playoff run.

“In a lot of buildings — Montreal, Toronto, the great hockey arenas — there’s always a debate. The logos just never change,” said Oilers president Patrick LaForge. “But I don’t think we ever stood in the way; it was more about how we’d do it so we didn’t trip on ourselves.”

Earlier this season, the Oilers logo was removed for the world junior hockey championships but otherwise, it has stayed put for any and all hockey games. With the NHL regular season over since April 7, and an available window for the switch this week, arena staff went to work on Tuesday morning.

By the time the new logo was unveiled on Wednesday, the process was nearly complete, save more flooding that was to take place in afternoon.
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #16
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Oil Kings lost 5-1 and they play horrible in the first period but the winning streak is ended at 22 games.
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Just so you know, you can watch the Oil kings games on Shaw Cable 10 or on Channel 301 for HD.
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Old 26-04-2012, 07:56 AM   #18
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I think the Oil Kings will win on Friday.
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Just so you know, you can watch the Oil kings games on Shaw Cable 10 or on Channel 301 for HD.
Thanks for the tip. Did not know that.
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Old 27-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #20
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Edmonton leading 4-1 in 3rd period
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Old 27-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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Oil Kings won 4-1 and is headed for WHL final vs Portland Winterhawks on May 3rd here.
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #22
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What will be interesting is the Portland Winterhawks used to be the original Oil Kings.
So old Oil Kings vs new Oil Kings!

Edit: guess the local media haven't forgotten either
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...149/story.html
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #23
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Oil Kings won 3-2 in a very hot game tonight !
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #24
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went to the game last night (what bad luck to go to one of only 2 games they have lost this entire playoffs and in the past 25+ games...) huge crowd, bought tickets at the door and all that was left was way the hell up there.

good atmosphere to take your kids to, plus reasonable price. crowd musta been 1/4 kids.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #25
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Oil Kings lost 4-3 tonight and Oil Kings took some stupid penalties that gives Portland 2 power play goals. Oil kings should have won, if they just stay out of penalties.
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Oil Kings won 4-3 OT, now tied the series at 2 and next up this thursday night at Rexall Place.
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Outstanding hockey game last night. Oil Kings played great and deserved the win. Hope ticket sales for tomorrow nights game are going well. We need to sell out Rexall Place!!
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Oil Kings won 4-3 tonight to take the series lead 3-2 and is one win away from WHL Championship !!
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Was getting worried at the end, they forgot to show up in the third.
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I wonder if any local watering holes will be showing the Oil Kings game on the telly?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #31
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I went to the game on Thursday. Good spirited game. Both teams played well, lots of scoring chances, two teams that pressure well and goaltending was great at both ends. Very high level of hockey.

The crowd of just over 11K was not as loud as I would like and a little disappointed how late people arrived for the game.

Had a great time though and would recommend. Its actually nice not having the building plum full and having more access to facilities.

Gotta say though ticketmaster isn't helpful. Why sell goal line tickets when center ice tickets in upper level were available. Whatever search engine ticket master uses to sort out "best" tickets clearly isn't working. It seemed like the system was instructed to sell one row at a time instead of best seat at a time.
I much prefer when ticketmaster has the "pick your own" viewer option. That should be the default. Anything less is bad customer service.
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I've been following the Oil Kings closely since the WJHC ended in January and I really want them to put away the W'hawks tonight in Portland. However, a small part of me wouild be okay with a Kings loss in Game 6 because: 1. I don't want to see this fantastic matchup go any thing less than the limit and 2. I'm very curious to see how many hockey fans Edmonton really has. The attendance/enthusiasm for Game 7 at Rexall will be a strong indicator.
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if this goes for 7 th , I'm sure it will be more fans attending than game 5.
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Portland won 3-2 tonight and force 7 th game tomorrow night here but I strongly believe that Oil Kings will win the cup and will attend Memorial Cup.
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i have a bad feeling about the game toinght, oil kings have been pretty sluggish all series. ridiculous amount of turnovers (its almost like watching the oilers )
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Portland have more experience than Oil kings due to the fact that Portland did almost made to the WHL final last year but was ousted by Kootenay Ice in western confrence final. Oil kings were out in the eastern conference semi final that's why and this year there is 4 to 6 new players coming. Oil kings will be very good club next year.
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i have a bad feeling about the game toinght, oil kings have been pretty sluggish all series. ridiculous amount of turnovers (its almost like watching the oilers )


Portland is sluggish as well in this series vs Oil kings too.
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Oil Kings have won the championship tonight winning 4-1 over Portland. The attendance for this game tonight is 12,514 !!


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Great win. Congratulations to the Oil Kings!!
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MVP and goalie are both flames prospects?
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Oil Kings goalie have won game MVP tonight
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One player, MVP is the goalie
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Seemed like more than the announced attendance, I was thinking more like 14k. The crowd was the loudest I've heard them in a long time, next up, Memorial Cup! First game is Friday at 5 pm against the host team (Shawinigan).
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Oilers first Stanley Cup was 1984 - five years after joining NHL.

Oil Kings joined WHL .... (wait for it) .... five years ago.

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Portland and Oil Kings game have set WHL record for averaging 10,660 a game.

http://www.oilkings.ca/article/2012-...e-record-books
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I wonder if any local watering holes will be showing the Oil Kings game on the telly?
I believe the Memorial Cup tournament will be on Sportsnet. Just tell your clueless, sports-challenged waitress at your favorite bar to turn the channel to the Oil Kings game.
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Oil Kings won 4-3 over Shawinigan tonight.
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Oil Kings lost 5-2 tonight as their defense did not play well on their own ends.
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^Left after the second Oil Kings down 3-2 and really carrying the play. Ouch, that third period must have been one to forget and move on!

Sea Dogs are the defending champs though. London tonight Jags?
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London 4 Oil Kings 1 as Edmonton did not have much luck in front of London's net the whole game.

Edmonton is likely be out of Memorial Cup Tournament for sure.
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That'd be a sorry.

Good news would be how this franchise is growing. Some members graduating, others returning.

Good management here - go Oil Kings!
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When Oil kings went to playoffs in WHL league, they play very well, but not in memorial cup, defence is still a problem for this team, their problem is lack of toughness and bodychecking is terrible that is why Shawinigan , St john and London blow oil kings defense apart pretty fast.
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The Oil Kings are learning some tough lessons this Memorial Cup. Right now it's 5-0 Shawinigan.
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I noticed that whatever other team score first, oil kings seems to give up pretty much.
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Tough Memorial Cup exit for the Oil Kings, but it was a heck of a great run!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...193/story.html
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Oil kings will be a much better team next year because they will only lose 5 players next season, maybe winning another WHL championship again and make another run for Memorial Cup.
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Oil Kings goal for 2012/13: Win the 2013 Memorial Cup in Saskatoon!
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Saint John and London won't be in 2013 Memorial Cup as Sea dogs will lose about 12 players ( 5 forwards , 6 defenceman and one goalie and London will lose at least 8 players ( 4 forwards, 4 defenceman ) . Shawinigan will lose 9 players ( 6 forwards , 2 defenceman and 1 starting goalie next season.


for Oil kings will lose 5 players ( 4 forwards and 1 defenceman).
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Team just disappeared in the Memorial Cup. Disappointing in that I doubt they'll be back. Repeats aren't common and are reserved usually for dominant, excellent, clubs.

Oil Kings got outscored 16-4 over the last 3 games played.

Terrible way to end the season.
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Sad - but Kings have a ton of young players who will be back, will make the playoffs and stand a good chance of being in the Memorial Cup again.

Not as if the Knights and Sea Dogs are in the Cup for the first time!
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Team just disappeared in the Memorial Cup. Disappointing in that I doubt they'll be back. Repeats aren't common and are reserved usually for dominant, excellent, clubs.

Oil Kings got outscored 16-4 over the last 3 games played.

Terrible way to end the season.
It's not like they tried to lose. And perhaps see the Sea Dogs and London Knights regarding 'repeats aren't common'. sorry, but the Oil Kings are a dominant, excellent club who got their first taste of a Mem Cup. Pretty damn good for a 5 year existence. They were built for a run NEXT year and over achieved this year. As McBoo pointed out, lots of kids returning next year. I'm optomistic they'll be back.
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In a 22 team league nothing is a given regardless of how good anybody thinks the club is and this for all we know could be the only time. Plus that in JR hockey the window is very short on any given roster configuration. Most years the team is substantially different. I cede that next year they'll be pretty similar but will the motivation be there to go on another long haul.
The club for whatever reason had trouble motivating itself for the biggest tournament in the nation. The coach is on record saying they had too many passengers, they had no commitment to system in the tournament and that the team was frustrated because they were causing their own frustration through endless mistakes and not buying into team concept. Players calling out each other on not really being there mentally.

I'm not convinced either that what will have been learned this year is a positive lesson. A little adversity on a national stage can be a good thing and strenghen collective will. To be outright traumatized and embarassed on National TV might turn out to be unproductive. This team wanted to run and hide last night after it was 2-0. By the time it was 6-0 halfway through the game it was just demoralizing.
Every player with head buried down. That will be their last memory of the season. The worst one to have. Something that could've been great quickly turned so sour.

We'll see what happens.
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Old 25-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #64
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Okay, the Oil Kings failed... to win the Memorial Cup Championship! If you are 17 or 18 years old, making the Memorial Cup Tournament is a dream. At the same time, it's a lot of pressure to handle. If you get down in a game early, it hurts your confidence and if you end up playing the other team's game, you lose big. This failure will be a major learning experience.

Also, the Oil Kings were coming off a seven-game series against Portland, and they had a plane trip down east. I'm sure the Oil Kings were exhausted, and it's hard to gauge what to expect.
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Shawinigan beat the St. John Sea Dogs 7-4 tonight, earning a berth in the Memorial Cup final.
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Shawinigan is headed to the final vs london , very similar what Windsor Spitfires did in 2009 Memorial Cup and they were down 0-2 record and make it to the final and won their first ever Memorial Cup.
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Shawiningan beats London 2-1 in OT for the Memorial Cup Championship.
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Shawiningan beats London 2-1 in OT for the Memorial Cup Championship.


Shawinigan have done the same thing what windsor did in 2009 !!
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If there's any consolation, at least the Oil Kings beat them in their first Memorial Cup game.
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