For the 26th time in what has often been an entertaining and heated series, the U of A Golden Bears host the Edmonton Oilers rookies Wednesday night at Clare Drake Arena. The Bears lead the series 13-12.
Oilers centre Kyle Platzer will be playing in the annual tilt for the fourth time. “It’s definitely a fast pace. They take this game seriously. That’s just more incentive for us to go out there and show what we got,” says Platzer.
“It’s a great game. The building is going to be packed. It’s part of history. Just go out and relish the moment,” says Oilers rookies head coach Gerry Fleming.
The Oilers are led by 2016 fourth overall pick Jesse Puljujarvi, who had six points in two games at the Young Stars tournament in Penticton.
Expected lines for Oilers rookies.
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Nick Ellis will start in net and is slated to play the entire game. Forward Tyler Benson remains day-to-day. It’s hoped he can play in the NHL pre-season against Calgary on Monday.
Catch the action on 630 CHED starting at 7pm. (jrw)