The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to sweep Penticton this afternoon, but they’ll have to do it against the team brimming with draft pedigree. That’s the mantle owned by the Oil for the last several years, but this time Vancouver owns the lottery kids.
PROJECTED OILERS LINEUP
- Joe Gambardella(2gp, 1-1-2)—Chad Butcher (2gp, 3-1-4)—Kailer Yamamoto (1gp, 0-0-0)
- Grayson Pawlenchuk(1gp, 0-0-0)—Ethan Szypula (1gp, 0-0-0)—Ostap Safin (1gp, 0-0-0)
- Evan Polei(2gp, 1-0-1)—Lane Bauer(2gp, 0-0-0)—Luke Coleman (1gp, 1-0-1)
- Kirill Maksimov(2gp, 1-2-3)—Austin Glover(1gp, 0-0-0)—Trey Fix-Wolansky (2gp, 0-0-0)
- Caleb Jones(1gp, 0-1-1)—Ryan Mantha(1gp, 0-2-2)
- Ziyat Paigin(1gp, 0-0-0)—Sahvan Khaira(1gp,, 0-0-0)
- Liam Schioler(1gp, 0-0-0)—Austin Strand(1gp, 0-0-0)
- Shane Starrett (Dylan Wells)
Players I am most looking forward to seeing today include Kailer Yamamoto, Joe Gambardella, Caleb Jones, Ziyat Paigin and Shane Starrett. Invites worth paying attention to include Sahvan Khaira and Luke Coleman. I assume Chad Butcher will score at least one goal. The end of this tournament will mean several of these names being released to their club teams and also opens up the window for the main Oilers training camp list. Oilers will stream the game via the website and youtube channel.