Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Tulsa Junior Hockey family. As a junior hockey recruit, you have many options when it comes to taking the next step in your career and we sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming part of the Tulsa organization.
The city of Tulsa has a hockey tradition that dates back to 1929 with the birth of the Tulsa Oilers. For more than 80 years, the Oilers have been a fixture of the Tulsa sports landscape and have developed a loyal following of true hockey fans. With a foundation and familiarity of the game already in place, Tulsa’s junior team will receive support from fans who are hungry to witness another winning tradition on the ice.
As part of the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), Tulsa will compete with teams from California, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. The WSHL offers high-level, competitive hockey while promoting affordable, family-friendly entertainment to participating communities.
The Tulsa team will play its home games at the newly-renovated Oilers Ice Center. With a brand new ice surface, state-of-the-art boards, and seamless glass, the Oilers Ice Center is one of the premiere skating facilities in the region. In addition, the team will get to experience hockey in the BOK Center, Tulsa’s sparkling downtown arena which seats more than 19,000 and is home to the Tulsa Oilers.
Tulsa’s players will travel to all away games on a chartered bus and all games (home and away) are streamed live via fasthockey.com, making it easier than ever for families and fans to keep up with their players and their team.
Whenever possible, the players will get involved in the local Tulsa community. Appearances at schools and charity events, as well as service projects and fundraisers will instill the importance of philanthropy into each player and create lasting memories.
Strong emphasis will be placed on education. The Tulsa staff will assist players with enrollment in online high school courses or college courses. Assistance will also be provided in finding part-time employment during the player’s time in Tulsa.
Players will live with host families throughout the hockey season and the Tulsa staff will ensure that the players are placed in a secure, stable environment. This means each player will have a bed and food on the table, but players are also expected to help their host families with household chores in order to develop a sense of responsibility outside the hockey rink. All potential host families are interviewed and background checks are performed prior to placing players within their household.