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Growlers Fall 5-1 to the Oilers in Tulsa

January 23, 2022 - ECHL (ECHL) - Newfoundland Growlers News Release

The Newfoundland Growlers dropped their second on the road in as many days as they were topped 5-1 by the Tulsa Oilers on Sunday evening at BOK Center.

Jimmy Soper opened the scoring for the Oilers midway through the first period as he found himself in alone on a partial breakaway, beating Keith Petruzzelli to make it 1-0.

Soper would make it a pair just moments later as he once again found himself in plenty of space in front of the Growlers net, sniping past Petruzzelli to put Tulsa up 2-0 with seven minutes left in the 1st.

Orrin Centazzo would get one back for the Growlers on the brink of the first intermission as his power-play blast got by Daniel Mannella with 1:54 left in the opening frame. Newfoundland trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes.

After keeping the Oilers at bay in the first portion of the second period, a Growlers turnover in the defensive zone was punished by Darren McCormack with under eight minutes to go in the second, giving Tulsa a 3-1 advantage.

The deficit would become three before the second intermission as Adam Pleskach made it 4-1 for the Oilers heading into the third period.

Pleskach would also pick up a second goal in this one as he put the game out of reach with 3:47 remaining, sliding one into an empty Growlers net to make it a 5-1 final.

Quick Hits

Orrin Centazzo scored five times across this weekend's three games.

Former Growler Jimmy Soper scored the game-winner for the Oilers.

Sunday marked the first-ever meeting between Newfoundland and Tulsa.

Three Stars

1. TUL - J. Soper

2. TUL - A. Pleskach

3. TUL - D. Mannella

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