The Pentiction Chronicles: Oilers YoungStars vs. Jets

The Oiler YoungStars play their second of three games in British Columbia this week as the Winnipeg Jets play their first.

Will the Edmonton YoungStars force another seven goal outburst?

A preview of tonight’s matchup follows the jump.

Oilers and Jets, version 2011

Oilers YoungStars at Jets YoungStars @ Penticton, BC

13 SEP 2011 – 08:30 MDT

Lines courtesy Dan Tencer












This is the first game for a team called the Winnipeg Jets against your Edmonton Oilers in fifteen years.

  • No Anton Lander?  Aw.  Two goals in his last game, press box for this game.  I bet you we see him on Wednesday versus the Calgary YoungStars.
  • All eyes (at least one of mine) will be on self described ‘stay at home defenceman’ Wes Vannieuwenhuizen.  The guy’s name is so long, that I just scrolled up to copy and paste it instead of typing it out. The 19 year old Vannieuwenhuizen hails from Chiliwack, and is with Edmonton on a tryout.
  • Oilers dressing 13 forwards for this game, as Ryan Maritndale will play the spare.
  • Admittedly, I’m looking for some first line fireworks after last game’s seven goal outburst.  If Edmonton doesn’t score seven goals tonight, that’s just fine.  I’d like to see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shoot the puck.  At least once.  Tonight.
  • Tyler Bunz gets the start in tonight’s matchup.  He’ll look to meet or exceed Olivier Roy’s 22 save performance in Edmonton’s 7-2 victory over the Vancouver YoungStars.
  • White sweaters tonight for the Oilers!

The Jets are expected to play in their practice sweaters tonight, as it’s been a giant rigmarole leading up to their sweater unveiling.  Although strange, it’s not nearly as strange as this.


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