Oilers lose fourth straight
BY Staff Reports
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/10/12 at 4:59 AM
Highlights: Fort Worth's Riley Boychuk scored the only goal of the game in the first period and the Brahmas defeated the Tulsa Oilers 1-0 in Central Hockey League action Sunday in North Richland Hills, Texas.
Key: The Oilers got a tremendous effort in goal from Ian Keserich, who saved 26 of the 27 shots he faced. But Brahmas goalie Brad Fogal kept all 21 Tulsa shots out of the net. It was the first time this season that the Oilers were shut out.
Notes: Late in the first period, Boychuk picked up a pass in the neutral zone, found a lane to the Oilers net and beat Keserich between the legs at 17:54 for his fifth goal of the season. ... The Oilers failed to capitalize on six powerplays including a four-minute man advantage early the third period. ... Tulsa suffered its fourth straight loss and fifth in a row on the road.
Next up: At Bloomington, 7:05 p.m. Friday.
Next home game: Vs. Fort Worth, at 7:05 p.m. Dec. 26 at the BOK Center.
Brahmas 1, Oilers 0
First period: 1, Fort Worth, Boychuk (Spady) 17:54. Penalties: Fort Worth, Szydlowski (roughing) 4:00. Tulsa, Ofukany (tripping) 9:19. Fort Worth, Hodge (high sticking) 14:36.
Second period: No scoring. Penalties: Tulsa, Beauregard (slashing) 0:37. Fort Worth, Boychuk (tripping) 3:16. Tulsa, Mariani (boarding) 6:08. Fort Worth, Spady (tripping) 10:35.
Third period: No scoring. Penalties: Fort Worth, Spady (high sticking) 2:14. Fort Worth, Spady (unsportsmanlike conduct) 2:14. Tulsa, Fisher (slashing) 8:46. Fort Worth, Klempa (roughing) 8:46. Tulsa, Gordon (unsportsmanlike conduct) 11:38.
Shots: Tulsa 5-5-11 - 21; Fort Worth 7-9-11 - 27.
Saves: Tulsa, Keserich 26; Fort Worth, Fogal 21.
Powerplays: Tulsa 0-6, Fort Worth 0-4.
Referee: Brent Coulombe. A: 836.