The Tulsa Oilers returned to the BOK Center, playing a two-game series against the Brampton Beast. Tulsa is coming off a seven-game road trip, where they began strong but lost the last three games for an overall record of 3–4.
The losing streak came to an end on Thursday night, as rookie forward Jeff Jubinville recorded a hat trick in the 5–2 victory. Brampton scored within the first seven minutes of the game, but Jubinville tied the contest with a power play goal near the end of the first period.
The second period was scoreless for the first 16 minutes, until Jubinville earned his 16th goal of the year with 3:36 left.
Brampton tied the score within 48 seconds, in what would be their final goal of the night. Jubinville, Tommy Mele and T.J. Caig scored the remaining three goals to seal the victory.
Friday night was no different, as Tulsa came up victorious again, a 4–2 victory in front of a record crowd of 10,794. Kyle O’Kane recorded the opening goal of the game and his 14th of the year, a score that carried throughout the period.
In the second period, an early Brampton power play goal was answered by the Oilers, as Adam Pleskach notched his 25th goal of the season. Brampton’s second tying goal of the game would be, once again, the only pair of goals scored, as Dave Pszenyczny and Jon Booras scored the final two goals of the night.
With the pair of home wins, the Oilers sit comfortably in third place in the Central division of the Western conference.
Their next pair of games will be next Thursday and Saturday, a pair of home games against the Rapid City Rush.
In individual player news, defenseman Scott Macaulay represented the Oilers in the ECHL All-Star Classic. Additionally, Tommy Mele has been called up to the Oklahoma City Barons, an affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.