Tulsa, OK (Nov. 27th) - Tulsa netminder Kevin Carr came into Friday's game with terrific numbers against the Thunder (6-11-0-1) and that didn't change, helping the Oilers (6-7-1-1) to a 2-0 victory at the BOK Center. He improved to 13-2-0-0 all-time against Wichita and claimed the first win for the Oilers in the StoneWolf Casino Cup Series.
The only goal of the first period came at the 11 minute mark when Justin Mansfield intercepted a pass at the right circle and beat David Shantz over the glove for the 1-0 advantage. Wichita was held to just three shots, but started to tilt the ice with puck possession in the offensive zone.
Tulsa added to the lead in the third period when Phil Brewer caught a pass from Dan DeSalvo and beat Shantz to make it 2-0 at 11:38 of the third period. The Thunder had a late two-on-one, but Carr stopped a one-timer from Danick Gauthier and time ran out.
Shantz stopped 22 of 24 shots he faced in the losing effort while Carr was perfect with 24 saves.
Wichita went 0-for-3 on the power play. Tulsa was 0-for-2 on the man advantage.
Wichita returns home tomorrow night to finish out a home-and-home series against Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Help support Toys for Tots tomorrow by bringing an unwrapped toy to the arena or any of the Wichita Brewing Company and Pizzeria locations. Fans who donate will receive a buy one, get one free voucher for the game.
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.