Young Stars Classic Roster Released By Oilers. There will be “Chase-ing” & “Abney-ing”

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The Edmonton Oilers have released the names of those prospects invited to take part in the 2013 Young Stars Classic which takes place in Penticton, BC on September 5-8. Several of these players listed will also play in a game against the U of Alberta Golden Bears a few days following the Young Stars Classic. On to the list, and the winning commentary.

The list includes fifteen forwards, eight defenders, four goaltenders, and likely a coaching staff featuring Barons coach Todd Nelson (which is how things have previously been done).

Cameron Abney, Tyler Bunz, Brandon Davidson, Joey Leach, and Martin Marincin all played moments with the Oklahoma City Barons last season, but those aren’t necessarily the most interesting names on the list.

Some newcomers to the Oilers organization, as well as recent draft picks litter the remaining roster spots. Those being recent Yale grad and expected Baron, Andrew Miller. Jujhar Khaira, who recently left Michigan Tech and will likely land in the WHL this upcoming season. Austin Fyten, a goal scorer from the lower ranks. And Martin Gernat, Oscar Klefbom, and David Musil who all seemingly have a bit of high hopes attached to their person since their draft year. Toss in a Nurse, sprinkle a bit of Platzer, a pinch of Roy, a dash of Chase and you’ve got a very interesting young group to watch.

Of course, Cameron Abney, having already played two full seasons within the Oilers ranks, is an odd choice. But he’s there, we watch, and we wet our appetite for hockey that will soon be here.

Full Roster (via Oilers website):

Forwards

CAMERON ABNEY RW 6′ 5″ 205 R 23 MAY 1991 ALDERGROVE, BC, CAN
BRANDON BADDOCK LW 6′ 2″ 195 R 29 MAR 1995 VERMILLION, AB, CAN
TY BILCKE RW 6′ 2″ 217 R 23 APR 1994 EXETER, ON, CAN
GREGORY CHASE C 6′ 0″ 195 R 1 JAN 1995 SHERWOOD PARK, AB, CAN
TRAVIS EWANYK C 6′ 2″ 192 L 29 MAR 1993 ST. ALBERT, AB, CAN
AUSTIN FYTEN LW 6′ 2″ 200 L 3 MAY 1991 SUNDRE, AB, CAN
JACKSON HOUCK RW 6′ 0″ 184 R 27 FEB 1995 NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, CAN
KALE KESSY LW 6′ 3″ 202 L 4 DEC 1992 SHAUNAVON, SK, CAN
JUJHAR KHAIRA C/LW 6′ 3″ 198 L 13 AUG 1994 SURREY, BC, CAN
ANDREW MILLER C 5′ 10″ 180 R 18 SEP 1988 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, USA
MITCH MOROZ LW 6′ 2″ 208 L 3 MAY 1994 CALGARY, AB, CAN
REID PETRYK C 6′ 1″ 200 R 2 FEB 1993 EDMONTON, AB, CAN
KYLE PLATZER RW 5′ 11″ 184 R 4 MAR 1995 WATERLOO, ON, CAN
MARCO ROY RW 6′ 0″ 175 L 5 NOV 1994 BOISBRIAND, QC, CAN
CHASE SCHABER C 6′ 0″ 194 L 3 JAN 1991 RED DEER, AB

Defensemen

BEN BETKER D 6′ 5″ 200 L 29 SEP 1994 CRANBROOK, BC, CAN
BRANDON DAVIDSON D 6′ 1″ 202 L 21 AUG 1991 LETHBRIDGE, AB, CAN
MARTIN GERNAT D 6′ 5″ 187 L 11 APR 1993 KOSICE, SVK
OSCAR KLEFBOM D 6′ 3″ 204 L 20 JUL 1993 KARLSTAD, SWE
JOEY LEACH D 6′ 4″ 200 L 29 JAN 1992 WADENA, SK, CAN
MARTIN MARINCIN D 6′ 5″ 196 L 18 FEB 1992 KOSICE, SVK
DAVID MUSIL D 6′ 3″ 196 L 9 APR 1993 DELTA, BC, CAN
DARNELL NURSE D 6′ 4″ 185 L 4 FEB 1995 HAMILTON, ON, CAN

 

Goalies

TYLER BUNZ 6′ 1″ 198 L 11 FEB 1992 REGINA, SK, CAN
PHILIPPE CADORETTE 5′ 11″ 183 L 7 APR 1995 ST-HYACINTHE, QC, CAN
FRANKY PALAZZESE 6′ 1″ 160 L 28 MAY 1993 MISSISSAUGA, ON, CAN
TY RIMMER 6′ 1″ 175 L 23 MAR 1993 EDMONTON, AB, CAN

 

Young Stars Classic Schedule:

THU, 5 SEP 2013 OILERS FLAMES 5:00 PM EDMONTONOILERS.COM
SAT, 7 SEP 2013 JETS OILERS 8:30 PM EDMONTONOILERS.COM
SUN, 8 SEP 2013 OILERS CANUCKS 3:00 PM EDMONTONOILERS.COM