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Edmonton Oil Kings

  • Year of foundation: 2006
  • Colours: Blue, red, gold, white
  • Club status: active
  • Address: 11230 - 110 Street
    Edmonton, AB T5G 3H7
  • Phone: +1 (780) 414-4625
  • Fax: +1 (780) 409-3701
  • Email: cscarlett@shaw.ca
  • WWW: Edmonton Oil Kings
 

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All time leagues: WCHL (1967-78) | WHL | Memorial Cup | CAHL

 

Season 2020-2021

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This club in 2020-2021: WHL

 
Current rosterseason 2020-2021
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
FJānis Švanenbergs17.07.2001186 cm76 kgright

* no longer in the club

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The newest incarnation of the Oil Kings are the fourth WHL team to play in Edmonton, preceded by the first Edmonton Oil Kings (1950-76), the second Oil Kings (1978-79) and the Edmonton Ice (1996-98). The original Oil Kings franchise predated the WHL, winning two Memorial Cups prior to jumping to the new Western Canada Junior Hockey League in 1966. The Oil Kings were also initially successful in the WCHL, capturing two President's Cup titles. However, with the arrival of the World Hockey Association and the Oilers in 1972, the junior club's attendance began to plummet. Approximately 150,000 fans went to Oil Kings games in 1971-72. That number dropped to 90,000 the next year, and 68,000 the following year. The original Oil Kings moved to Portland, Oregon in 1976, becoming the Portland Winter Hawks.
An attempt at reviving the Oil Kings in 1978 lasted only one season, as the juniors were once again unable to compete with the pros. Bill Hunter purchased the Flin Flon Bombers and brought them to Alberta's capital. However, the team only averaged about 500 fans per game, and rumours that the team would again relocate began to swirl before the first season was even complete. The second Oil Kings relocated again to become the Great Falls Americans, where the team would only last 28 more games before folding.
Despite the long held belief that major-junior hockey could not survive against the pros, the WHL returned to Calgary in 1995, and Edmonton in 1996. At the time, the Oilers were struggling on the ice, as well as attendance. The Oilers refused to work with the Edmonton Ice, blocking them from playing in Northlands Coliseum, thus relegating them to the substandard Northlands Agricom. The Ice relocated to Cranbrook, British Columbia, becoming the Kootenay Ice, after two underwhelming seasons.
with the 2004-05 NHL lockout looming, the Oilers chose to relocate their AHL team to Rexall Place as the Edmonton Roadrunners. Despite finishing third in the AHL in attendance, the Oilers suspended the Roadrunners after only one season rather than have their minor league team competing against themselves. The Oilers then resumed their quest for a WHL team.
When the sale of the Tri-City Americans to Chilliwack, British Columbia failed, the WHL placed an expansion team in Chilliwack, and the door for Edmonton was finally reopened. While the league had previously refused to consider further expansion, believing 20 teams was enough, the addition of the Chilliwack Bruins left the league with an odd number of franchises. Preferring an even number of teams, the league announced its return to Edmonton on March 16, 2006 with the granting of a conditional expansion franchise, named the Edmonton Oil Kings in homage to the former franchise.
The team began play in the 2007-08 WHL season

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Edmonton Oil Kings wins Memorial Cup

Edmonton Oil Kings with the European players Henrik Samuelsson, Mads Eller and Edgars Kulda has won Memorial Cup, the Canadian junior championship.

(26 May 2014)
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