Saturday, June 4, 2011

Former Vernon Laker Ramsay Signs Two Year Contract With Oilers:

Former Vernon Lakers captain, Bruce Ramsay has signed a two year contract with the CHL Tulsa Oilers. Ramsay who just finished his second season as head coach with the Oilers, played just one season in Vernon helping the 1989-90 Vernon Lakers win their first Centennial Cup in a thrilling 6-5 overtime win over the highly favorite New Westminster Royals.

This is posted on the Oilers website:

Ramsay To Return To Bench

After leading the Tulsa Oilers to their longest playoff run in 17 years, Tulsa Oilers coach Bruce Ramsay has signed a two year contract that will carry him through the end of the 2012-2013 season.

“The enthusiasm we saw in the BOK Center during the playoffs was incredible and is definitely a tribute to Bruce and the team and the job they’ve done,” general manager Taylor Hall said. “Having Bruce here will keep the Oilers moving forward.”

Ramsay led the Oilers to a 35-25-6 record, good for third place in the Central Hockey League’s Berry Conference. The team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in six years and won its first playoff series since 1994. In two years, Ramsay’s regular season record with the Oilers is 63-54-13.

“There’s no question we took some great steps last season and are headed in the right direction,” Ramsay said. “The fans really got back into it, and we’re looking forward to next season.”

The Oilers will be hosting their annual Stanley Cup final watch parties at the two Tulsa area Buffalo Wild Wings locations. The Vancouver Canucks await the winner of the series between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Oilers and Buffalo Wild Wings will announce the schedule for the watch parties when the Stanley Cup final is set.

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