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Oilers update: Tulsa looks to avoid Wichita sweep; hosts Utah in weekend pair

Oilers update: Tulsa looks to avoid Wichita sweep; hosts Utah in weekend pair

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Utah Grizzlies at Tulsa Oilers (copy)

Utah Grizzlies goalie Peyton Jones, shown making a save during a game last season against Tulsa, is 3-2 with a 3.87 GAA this season.

This week: Tulsa visits the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 p.m. Friday at INTRUST Bank Arena, then hosts the Utah Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. Saturday and 4:05 p.m. Sunday at the BOK Center.

Promotions: Saturday — Adopt-an-Oiler auction is after the game in the River Spirit Lounge. Sunday — Family Fun Day; paint the ice after the game ($5 for season ticket holders and $10 for non-season ticket holders). Meet the characters from Once Upon A Crown Events starting at 3 p.m.

Records: Tulsa is 6-3-1 (13 points), third in the ECHL’s Mountain Division; Wichita is 6-5-1 (13 points), fourth in the Mountain Division; Utah is 9-5, the Mountain leader.

Notes: The Oilers signed forward Darren McCormick, who had been with Rapid City. McCormick, 28, had an assist in four games. “McCormick brings a strong skill set to the lineup,” Oilers coach Rob Murray said in a media release. ”He has a lot of skill, and the man advantage is his bread and butter, so we’re hoping he can bring some life to a struggling power play.” McCormick has 137 points (83 goals, 54 assists) in 160 SPHL games. He led the SPHL with 20 goals last season to help Pensacola win the league title and joins former Pensacola teammates Jordan Ernst, Duggie Lagrone and Eddie Matsushima with the Oilers. ... Wichita won both games against Tulsa last weekend, with the first coming in a shootout. The Thunder outscored its opponents 17-8 during a four-game winning streak that ended with Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Rapid City. ... Tulsa’s Logan Coomes is tied for the lead among ECHL rookies with two game-winning goals. ... Utah’s Charle-Edouard D’Astous is on a 10-game point streak (eight goals, seven assists). ... Utah is 8-1 when it scores first.

— Barry Lewis, Tulsa World


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