Through the opening rounds of the WHL playoffs and through battling back from down two games early in the championship series to take the 3-2 lead, the Edmonton Oil Kings have inched closer to their goal of taking back the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The Oil Kings have grown as a team and as individuals throughout the process.
“When you go through the first three rounds you see the growth of your team but when you get into that championship series and you get into it going into game six, you really see the growth of some of your leadership guys on your team and then you see some growth of some of the younger kids you have coming through,” Oil Kings Head Coach Derek Laxdal said. “That’s what it’s all about. It’s about the experience of these kids going as far as they can in the playoffs and learning and experiencing through part of the challenges.”