Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oilers schedule released

While it is presently the middle of summer, we notice the 2008/2009 season schedule has been released. Three (3) home exhibition games run August 26 against the Olds Grizzlies, August 30th against the Calgary Canucks and September 2 against the Canmore Eagles.
Regular season play starts with 2 games at home, on Saturday, September 6 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Sunday, September 7th against St. Albert Steel.

Also hear that Jesse Hudkins is returning. It was earlier reported that he was leaving for Prinston, but a language change in the schools requirements were changed at the last moment. Good to have Jesse here for another season.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Leinweber goes to Alaska

The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that 19 year old forward/defensemen Curtis Leinweber has committed to the University of Alaska Seawolves of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, in Anchorage, Alaska, for the 2008/09 season.

Curtis is from Calgary, Alberta and is a graduate of Calgary’s Edge School of Athletes. Curtis completed his second season as an Oiler and was known throughout the Alberta Junior Hockey League for his exceptional offensive abilities, accumulating 60 points this past season as a defensemen.

The Oilers General Manager/Head Coach Dan MacDonald stated, “Curtis is a rare player who is extremely effective as a forward or a defensemen. His versatility, quiet leadership, and electrifying offensive skill will be very difficult to replace. The Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club thanks Curtis for his commitment as an Oiler over the past two years, and wishes him every success with his future academic and athletic endeavors”.