Tulsa, OK- The Jr. Oilers continue to add depth to the team with the recent signings of forwards Jon Toth and Kale Trylinski.
Toth, a 5’11″165 pound power forward joined the Jr. Oilers for their recent series with the Texas Jr. Brahmas. As a player who likes to lead with his physical play it did not take him long. Toth dropped the gloves Friday night in the Jr. Oilers 5-4 victory and lit a fire under the Oilers Ice Center faithful.
“I did it to get myself into the game and the team as well because we got off to kind of a slow start so I wanted to get things going,” Toth said. “Fans can definitely expect more of that from me, I’ve been playing that way for a long time.”
The 19 year old Bay City, Michigan native also commented on his new surroundings.
“Moving is tough but it happens and you just have to roll with it,” said Toth. “I’m sure it will take some time to learn the system but I liked how our team played over the weekend, I thought we played hard and we played well together.” He also had his first goal of his WSHL career on Saturday night in the loss to Texas.
Along with Jon Toth the Tulsa team introduced another new player in the form of Edmonton, Alberta resident Kale Trylinski. Unlike Toth, Kale was playing in his first junior game ever on Friday evening.
“It was awesome,” Trylinski said. “For having a few new kids like myself out there, I thought it went really well. Everyone was excited for that first win especially with what happened a few weeks ago in Dallas so I was just glad to come in and be a part of it.”
The 17 year old, 6’2″ 215 pound winger described his playing style as a grinder. “I want to be known as a guy who goes hard to the net,” said Trylinski. “I don’t mind getting those greasy goals and I’m someone who is going to grind hard in the corners and in front of the net.”
After his first three junior games, Trylinski was optimistic about the team moving forward. “There’s a lot of talent on this team, guys play hard there’s no doubt about that,” said Trylinski. “I think the more we practice together the better we’ll get, it’s just going to take some time to get everyone on the same page.”
The Jr. Oilers will be on the road this weekend as they travel to Wichita to face another new team in the Western States Hockey League, the Jr. Thunder. Game times are listed below and can be heard live on fasthockey.com or followed on pointstreak.com.
Friday October 19- 7pm
Saturday October 20- 7pm
Sunday October 21- 1pm
The Oilers next home stand will begin on Friday November 2 at 5:30 pm. As always, game admission will get you the chance to skate with team after the game. General Admission tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids ages five and under. For more information call 918-632-PUCK