ZoomZoom18 Posted February 12, 2010 Report Share Posted February 12, 2010 http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=516957 "The Edmonton Oilers announced today the American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the relocation of the Oilers’ inactive AHL franchise from Edmonton, Alberta to Oklahoma City for the 2010-11 hockey season. Oklahoma City will become the home of the Oilers’ primary affiliate, the proving ground for the franchise’s top draft choices and prospects." I am stoked about this move. I like the Oilers and their history. Lafountain, I'm not sure how far OKC is from Wichita Falls, but this could work in your favor as well. Now there's another option for pro hockey in this region. I've found Oklahoma City is much easier to navigate than the area around the American Airlines Center. Its about 2-2 1/2 hours from where I'm at in Durant (Southeastern Oklahoma). Occasionally my wife and I make a road trip up there. According to the article, they'll be playing at the Cox Convention Center. We're already talking about making a couple of trips up there for games. Not to mention, the Oilers have a pretty good rivalry with the Stars. I hope it carries on with the OKC team and the Texas Stars. The Blazers ceased operations last summer from the CHL and this has been rumored for some time. I'm thrilled to see they finally made it official. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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