In about 30 minutes the Edmonton Oilers Prospects and University of Alberta Golden Bears Men’s Ice Hockey Team will suit up for their annual dust-up! This will mark the 25th time meeting between the two clubs with the U of A holding a 13-11 lead but this year it’s different.
*I thought I would get this out before the game started…. I was wrong…*
He’ll be there and as the picture above suggests, he’ll be blazing! Can newly appointed Golden Bears Head Coach Serge LaJoie find a way to use his much older squad to contain McDavid? Vancouver thought they did at the Young Stars Classic last weekend but he found a way to finish the game with two points.
Here are the line-ups for the game courtesy of Copper and Blue!
U of A Golden Bears
- Connor McDavid: Obviously right? During that game against the Canucks he wasn’t the feature player on a lot of plays. He kinda snuck up on you. I just can’t wait to see him in full stride. Damn is that beautiful! Has the NHL seen a more gorgeous skater than Paul Coffey lace ’em up?
- Anton Slepyshev: This guys is opening eyes! Bob Stauffer and Mark Spector were raving about him on Oilers Now this morning and I can see why. He’s doing all the right things like playing physical, getting in the right spaces, not getting caught out of position and I know this is going to sound a bit extreme but could he be Jari Kurri 2.0?
- Braden Christoffer: Tore up the Young Stars tourney for the Oilers. Can he continue the progress vs. the Golden Bears? Is he this year’s Vladdy Tkachev.
- Levko Koper: I loved watching this guy at last year’s game. He’s a great skater and playmaker plus he sports the flow like no other. Maybe William Lagesson could rival it. No mistake about it though, this is a guy the Oilers will need to keep the puck away from tonight.
- Jordan Rowley: Rowley was a stud on the blue line last year and it earned him an invite to the Oilers main camp. He was a thorn in the side of Draisaitl all night and was one of the Golden Bears best players.
Well that’s all! I see the stream is up on youtube so I should let you guys all get to that! Enjoy the game guys and gals and if you’re heading out for a pint or two, be responsible and take a taxi home! Don’t be that guy/gal.
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