With critical points on the line, the Oilers rose to the occasion and fought off a feisty Rio Grande Valley squad to post a 5-4 victory in front of 3,363 at the BOK Center.
The Bees set the tone for a wild first period when Dan Gendur scored just 36 seconds into the proceedings. Dylan Clarke answered right back for Tulsa, but Zac Pearson put Rio Grande Valley back in front with a shorthanded marker at 12:16. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Allen’s Rejean Beauchemin has been named the Oakley Central Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the period ending January 29, 2012.
In recognition of his achievement, Beauchemin will receive a special gift from Oakley. To learn more about Oakley’s wide range of products, visit www.oakley.com. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native had an outstanding week in net seeing action in four games in a six-day stretch. Read more →
A pair of teams who do not get to see a ton of each other meet tonight when the Tulsa Oilers (20-15-5) host the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (18-17-6) in a Berry Conference showdown with huge implications in the standings.
Tonight will mark the 11th all-time meeting between the two teams and the second this season. The Bees won the first match-up, 6-3, back on Nov. 5 in South Texas. The all-time series is close with the Oilers winning six of the first 10 meetings. Read more →
The road trip for the Rapid City Rush (21-1-4-3) hits the midway point tonight as they play game four of their seven-game journey in Dayton against the Gems (15-19-7).
The Rush and Gems have built off of last season’s playoff series by creating quite a rivalry. The teams have met five times this season with the Rush winning three of those but in the last meeting, the Gems came away with a 3-2 shootout win (Jan. 27 in Dayton). Read more →
The Dayton Gems professional hockey team, proud members of the “AA” Central Hockey League, announced the addition of defenseman Dustin DeGagne to the roster.
DeGagne, a 26 year old native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, joins the Gems after most recently spending the first half of this season playing overseas in the Netherlands for the Turnhout White Caps. Read more →
Geographically, it’s a rivalry that doesn’t make sense. But four games in 12 days — on the heels of a hard-fought playoff series last spring — might explain why the Dayton Gems and the Rapid City (S.D.) Rush have a disdain for each other.
Incidents in recent meetings add fuel to a potential grudge match when the Turner Conference foes face off for the last time this season at Hara Arena tonight (puck drops at 6:30). Read More at: daytondailynews.com
Scott Hillman walked out of his office Saturday night at the Independence Events Center still trying to figure out what happened to his Missouri Mavericks following an 8-3 loss to Quad City.
Before he talked about the lopsided loss, he said, “Unbelievable.” Read More at: examiner.net
Because they have been leaders in their respective leagues over the last 10 years, Komets president Michael Franke and ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna talk at least a few times each season. Most of the discussions are about sharing ideas for what has worked in the respective leagues.
The pair are still talking today, but both are a reluctant to say much about the discussions. The Komets say they are considering a move to the ECHL after their two-year agreement with the Central Hockey League ends after this season, and McKenna says he doesn’t talk about teams that are playing in other leagues. Read More at: news-sentinel.com
If there was any doubt about the 2010 CHL Champs and their desire to get back to the CHL Finals, some of that may have been resolved on Monday night with an impressive 4-0 shutout victory over the Bloomington Blaze at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
The win avenges a loss to the Blaze on Saturday night and it puts an end to a brief two-game slide for the Rush. Read more →
Top Three – 1.) Gems Happy to Be Home- After a brief three-game road trip and a stretch that saw them play six of seven away from home, the Dayton Gems returned to Hara Arena on Friday night to meet the Rapid City Rush and then to host the Turner Conference leading Evansville IceMen on Saturday night.
The Gems used that home cooking and momentum from the fans, including a season-high 5,187 on Saturday night, Read more →
There’s less than a week until the CHL’s trade deadline – it comes Monday – and the Komets are evaluating the need for changes.
"Are we actively looking to make a change? No," general manager David Franke said. "But that could certainly change as the week progresses." Read More at: journalgazette.net
On Monday, the Brahmas signed second-year netminder Adam Avramenko. As part of the transaction, goalie Steve Silverthorn was granted a team release.
Avramenko spent the 2010-11 season playing in the Southern Professional Hockey League for the Fayetteville FireAntz and the Augusta RiverHawks, as well as in the ECHL for the Florida Everblades. Read more →
The Central Hockey League announced today that Arizona defenseman Tyler Butler has been named the Oakley Central Hockey League Player of the Week for the period ending January 29, 2012.
The Kanata, Ontario native has been a solid leader for the Sundogs this season serving as the Captain of the squad. Read more →
The Allen Americans bounced back from last night’s 3-0 loss to Rio Grande Valley, handing the Killer Bees a 4-1 loss Sunday, in front of a crowd of 3,920 fans at the Allen Event Center.
It took only six minutes for the Americans to put a goal on the board, as Jeff Martens netted his sixth goal of the season. Read more →
Chris Chappell recorded a hat trick and Matt Summers notched three points as Wichita (27-12-2) smothered Quad City (23-17-1) Sunday night, winning 5-1 in front of 9,401 fans at INTRUST Bank Arena. Wichita improves to 6-0-2 all-time against Quad City and 3-0-0 at home.
Chris Chappell (4) gave Wichita the early lead as he came down the wall, cut across the goal line and followed up his own rebound at 13:06. Read more →
Simply put, the Oilers were due. Tulsa hadn’t scored more than two goals in any of its previous six games, but broke out of its offensive funk in a big way on Sunday afternoon with a 7-2 thrashing of the Laredo Bucks in front of 5,313 at the BOK Center.
Just 34 seconds into the game, Mike Ullrich took a feed from Dylan Clarke and scored through the five-hole of Ryan Rondeau to give the Oilers an early lead. It was a lead they would never relinquish. Read more →
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees announced on Sunday that forward Jake Hauswirth has been reassigned to the Killer Bees by the Texas Starts of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Hauswirth originally played 20 games with the Bees scoring six goals and registering seven assists. Read more →
Brandon Marino scored once and added three assists and Jared Brown and John Snowden both provided two goals and one assist as the Quad City Mallards routed the host Missouri Mavericks 8-3 Saturday night to complete a two game weekend sweep of the Mavericks.
With the win, the fourth place Mallards improved to 23-16-1 (47 points) and pulled within one point of the third place Mavericks in the Turner Conference standings. Read more →