Saturday, December 24, 2016

Oil Kings Sign Ex Vipers Goaltender Bilous:

The Western Hockey League Edmonton Oil Kings have signed former Vernon Vipers goaltender Boston Bilous.

Bilous is currently playing with the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, signed with the Oil Kings in late July. Bilous was recently called up to the Oil Kings in November before returning to the Thunderbirds.

Bilous attended the Vernon Vipers Training Camp in August 2015, was released due to his age (14).

Boston Bilous's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Oil Kings website:

Oil Kings Sign Goaltender Bilous

July 27, 2016

EDMONTON, ALTA. – The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed goaltender Boston Bilous to a standard WHL Player Agreement announced general manager Randy Hansch today.

Bilous, who was selected by Edmonton in the 4th round (80th overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, played last year with the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team where he won the Goaltender of the Year award for the league.

“I am very excited to get new chapter going and move forward with the organization,” said Bilous. “I am looking to progress my game under their leadership. The Oil Kings have a great system there and I am happy to be part of it.”

The 6’2, 205-pound Langley, BC native also was key in helping his team win all four major tournaments they entered in 2014-15 as well.

“We are very pleased to announce Boston’s signing,” said Hansch. “Moving forward this will allow him to transition into our program and develop in to becoming a future Oil King. In Boston, he is a good size goaltender that brings athletic ability in the crease.”

Bilous was previously committed to the NCAA’s University of Denver.

This is posted on Gregg Drinnan's Blog:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Edmonton Oil Kings have added G Josh Dechaine, 18, to their roster. Dechaine had been with the SJHL’s La Ronge Ice Wolves. From St. Albert, Alta., he also has had stints with the AJHL’s Whitecourt Wolverines and Whitecourt Wolverines. He also has been in training camp with the Brandon Wheat Kings each of the past three years. . . . Dechaine, who has been practising with the Oil Kings, will replace freshman G Liam Hughes on the Edmonton roster. Hughes is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury. . . . G Boston Bilous, 15, who had been backing up Patrick Dea since Hughes was hurt, has returned to the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.

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