TULSA, OK – One could have figured that after the Alaska Aces closed their doors in April, that Rob Murray would be a hot commodity.

And he was.

This afternoon, Murray was named as the head coach of the Tulsa Oilers, succeeding Jason Christie who’s contract expired at the end of the Oilers’ season in April. Christie was named the Jacksonville IceMen’s first head coach on Tuesday.

Murray just finished his sixth season behind the bench for the Aces. He finished his coaching stint in Alaska with a 231-150-50 regular-season record, which includes three straight Brabham Cup titles. In addition, Murray had a 27-15 record in the Kelly Cup Playoffs with the Aces, including winning the Kelly Cup in 2014 over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

The Sin Bin’s Rich Lohman is attending the press conference to announce Murray’s hiring and he will have more reaction to the hiring soon.

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