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Follow Me on TwitterRob Soria is the Edmonton Oilers' correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Rob was born and raised in Edmonton and is the author of the Edmonton Oilers blog - OilDrop.ca. He has been a dedicated follower of the game and its history for years but his focus remains on his hometown Edmonton Oilers. If you have questions or wish to contact Rob, you can email him at rsoria@ourhometown.ca

Winterhawks knockoff Oil Kings, taking home first WHL Championship in 15 years
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Winterhawks knockoff Oil Kings, taking home first WHL Championship in 15 years

May. 13, 2013: The Portland Winterhawks stormed back from an early deficit, scoring five unanswered goals, including a hat-trick performance from Playoff MVP Ty Rattie, en route to 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. The win clinched the Winterhawks first Western Hockey League crown since 1998, a year in which they also took home the Memorial Cup as the top team in the CHL. FULL STORY

WHL Final: Brossoit outstanding in Oil Kings Game Five OT victory
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WHL Final: Brossoit outstanding in Oil Kings Game Five OT victory

May. 11, 2013: Michael St.Croix scored the OT winner 7:24 into the extra session, lifting the Edmonton Oil Kings to a come from behind 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Game Five of the Western Hockey League Final. Oil Kings netminder Laurent Brossoit was the star of the show, stopping 49 of the 51 shots fired his way. FULL STORY

WHL Final: Oil Kings on the ropes following pivotal Game 4 loss to Portland
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WHL Final: Oil Kings on the ropes following pivotal Game 4 loss to Portland

May. 9, 2013: On the strength of a twenty-nine save performance from netminder Mac Carruth and another solid all round team effort, the Portland Winterhawks moved to within one win of the Western Hockey League Championship and advancing to the 2013 Memorial Cup, edging the Edmonton Oil Kings by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday night. FULL STORY

WHL Final: Carruth stands tall in Winterhawks win over Oil Kings
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WHL Final: Carruth stands tall in Winterhawks win over Oil Kings

May. 8, 2013: On the strength of a three goal first period and a thirty-eight save performance from netminder Mac Carruth, the Portland Winterhawks took a 2-1 series lead over Edmonton Oil Kings, with a 3-1 victory in Game Three of the Western Hockey League Final. FULL STORY

WHL Final: Winterhawks steamroll Oil Kings to even series at one
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WHL Final: Winterhawks steamroll Oil Kings to even series at one

May. 5, 2013: Goals from Ty Rattie, Brendan Leipsic and Oliver Bjorkstrand paced the Portland Winterhawks to a crucial 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings, in Game Two of the Western Hockey League Finals. Edmonton's Laurent Brossoit was outstanding for the second consecutive night, stopping 33 shots in the loss, while Mac Carruth turned aside 16 in registering the shutout. FULL STORY

WHL Final: Oil Kings take series opener over high flying Winterhawks
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WHL Final: Oil Kings take series opener over high flying Winterhawks

May. 4, 2013: A two goal night from Edmonton Oil Kings forward Henrik Samuelsson, coupled with thirty-five stops from netminder Laurent Brossoit, proved to be far too much for Seth Jones and the Portland Winterhawks to overcome, as the defending champs cruised to a 4-1 victory in the opener of the Western Hockey League Championship Final. FULL STORY

Oil Kings reclaim top spot in the Eastern Conference with weekend sweep
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Oil Kings reclaim top spot in the Eastern Conference with weekend sweep

Jan. 14, 2013: On the strength of back-to-back stellar performances from netminder Laurent Brossoit and another three goal effort from forward Curtis Lazar, the Edmonton Oil Kings closed out their three game in three night stretch with wins in Saskatoon and Medicine Hat. FULL STORY

Cheek scores in debut as Oil Kings dismantle Hurricanes
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Cheek scores in debut as Oil Kings dismantle Hurricanes

Jan. 12, 2013: Trade deadline pick-up Trevor Cheek wasted little time making an impression on his new teammates, scoring in his Oil Kings debut. As the Edmonton Oil Kings kept rolling right along, beating the Lethbridge Hurricanes by a score of 4-0 in Friday night WHL action. FULL STORY

WHL - Oil Kings let one slip away in Kootenay
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WHL - Oil Kings let one slip away in Kootenay

Jan. 9, 2013: On the strength of Joey Leach's third period power play marker and a 31 save performance from netminder Mackenzie Skapski, the Kootenay Ice edged the red-hot Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1, in Tuesday night Western Hockey League action. FULL STORY

Brossoit blanks Hurricanes in Oil Kings 4-0 win
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Brossoit blanks Hurricanes in Oil Kings 4-0 win

Jan. 4, 2013: Two third period goals from Stephane Legault and a forty-five save performance from Laurent Brossoit, paced the Edmonton Oil Kings to an impressive 4-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes, in the lone game on Thursday night's WHL schedule. FULL STORY


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