OIL KINGS HOST HITMEN FOR GAME 7 ON SHAW

Apr 30, 2013 - 09:36 MDT

OIL KINGS HOST HITMEN FOR GAME SEVEN LIVE ON SHAW – Curtis Lazar and the Edmonton Oil Kings welcome Brooks Macek and the Calgary Hitmen for Game 7 of the 2013 Husky WHL Eastern Conference Championship series in WHL playoff action on Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s match-up between the Oil Kings and Hitmen can be seen live throughout western Canada on SHAW CHANNEL 303 HD and SHAW Direct channel 299 (7:00pm MT). 

The Hitmen forced a seventh and deciding game with a 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Oil Kings on Sunday in Calgary, improving them to 5-2 in extra time in the post-season.  Calgary erased a 3-1 deficit in the third period of Sunday’s Game 6 contest with a pair of power play goals.  Macek netted two goals on Sunday, including the overtime game-winner. 

The Oil Kings suffered just their fifth loss in 59 games all season when leading heading into the third period with Sunday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Calgary.  The Oil Kings fell to 0-3 in overtime games during the 2013 playoffs with Sunday’s setback.  Lazar scored on Sunday, giving him eight goals through 16 post-season contests.

The winner of Tuesday night’s seventh and deciding game will be crowned the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Champion and face the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Champion Portland Winterhawks in the 2013 WHL Championship series.