By Brent Forster, Big Valley Oil Kings
The Big Valley Oil Kings have been preparing for the upcoming season for weeks, and are excited about getting the 2012-13 Battle River Hockey League season underway.
Big Valley opens its season Sunday, Oct. 28, in Tofield. The Oil Kings hope to build off of a stronger second half and playoff effort in 2012, during which they handed the eventual Alberta senior AA champions, the Daysland Northstars, one of their few losses in the post-season.
Oil Kings’ veterans and hopefuls have skated multiple times already, with the official training camp taking place at the Big Valley Agriplex in mid-October.
Several veterans are returning this season, including last season’s Oil Kings’ point leader, Brett Muhlbach, who averaged two points per game in the regular season.
A variety of promising prospects are expected to attend training camp, including former players from the junior B Stettler Lightning and Three Hills Thrashers, the major junior Western Hockey League and the minor-pro ECHL.
At every Big Valley home game this season, one fan will have a chance to try their skill at the “Stettler DQ Score and Win” intermission contest.
Fans will be able to follow the Oil Kings on Facebook (Big Valley Oil Kings Hockey) and Twitter (@BVOilKings).
Business-owners are advised that there are still opportunities to promote your business in a variety of ways at Oil Kings’ games. If interested, contact Oil Kings general manager Dustin Edwards at 403-740-5483.