Tuesday night, the Tulsa Oilers took on the Allen Americans at the BOK Center for their third matchup of the season. In the last meeting between the two teams, the Oilers defeated the Americans 3-1 at the BOK Center and Tulsa looked to repeat the results. With Kevin Carr in net for Tulsa, and Riley Gill in for Allen, the Oilers got things started very quickly.
Just seconds after the opening puck drop, a clearing attempt by Gill was knocked down by Adam Pleskach. Pleskach immediately put the puck on net and a rebound from Gill went right to Jordan Kremyr who put it home to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead just eleven seconds into the contest. Kremyr earned his first goal and first point on the season with the score. Later on in the first period, Kremyr sent a pass to Joe Sova for a point shot that found the stick of Phil Brewer in front for the deflection and a 2-0 lead for Tulsa. Through twenty minutes of play, the Americans were only able to muster three shots on net against Tulsa’s ten.
Allen was able to get on the board early on in the second period from Justin Baker who snapped a shot past Carr to bring Allen to within one at the 1:05 mark of the period. Tulsa jumped back out to the two-goal lead a few minutes later as Jordan Kremyr tried to score his second goal of the night, but as the puck went off a defender’s stick, it found Nathan Lutz and the captain put the puck in the net to make it a 3-1 game. The score held until the end of the second period, and the game as well, as Tulsa snapped Allen’s four-game winning streak and Tulsa moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season.
Kremyr earned first star honors with his three-point night and Lutz earned his first goal of the season. Allen was held to only 17 shots in the contest while Tulsa managed 20. The win moved Tulsa into a tie with the Wichita Thunder for third in the division with both teams having eight points and a 4-3-0-0 record.
The Oilers renew an old Central Hockey League matchup this weekend as they head to the Centennial State to take on the Colorado Eagles in a two-game set on Friday and Saturday. The last time the two teams faced each other was on March 12, 2011 that saw the Oilers beat the Eagles 5-1. Both games this weekend have a start time of 8:05 Central Time.
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