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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):
|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|
|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|
|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|