The Edmonton Oil Kings and the Portland Winterhawks faceoff tonight in Game Three of the WHL finals. Last season’s championship felt like a free lottery win, expectations weren’t high (how could they win, they were all kids!) but this season has the feel of a ‘must win’ and a better fate at the Memorial Cup.
The means pressure. A lot of pressure.
Gernat leads the club in plus minus, Ewanyk is having a nice playoff, Moroz has been less of a factor this series than he was in previous series this spring. Musil has been splendid to my eye this playoff against Portland, and Lazar is just a really smart hockey player. I’d also throw Ashton Sautner out there as a guy to watch for Oiler fans, maybe he ends up playing for the NHL team one day.
Go Oil Kings.