Enlow: Oilers Heart and Soul


Everyone in the Central Hockey League knows Tulsa Oilers equipment manager Steve Enlow. He’s the man behind the scenes pulling many strings to help make the franchise a success.

Although players appreciate the work he does on their behalf, Enlow toils in relative obscurity to many fans. They are innocently unaware of his true value.

“I just love hockey,’’ said Enlow, chosen the CHL’s first Equipment Manager of the Year in 2006. “I’ve been around it all my life. I like being around the guys and I like the team concept.’’

Enlow has virtually done it all in a career spanning almost four decades.  In addition to equipment manager, the 53-year-old has served as trainer, coach and confidant to the players. He schedules the Oilers’ travel plans and ensures that the bus is packed and ready to go.

“I do all the (skate) edging, ordering and repairs (of equipment),’’ says Enlow, who played in the men’s league and on travel squads until a shoulder injury sidelined him. “I do the practice schedules and pretty much anything I can do to help the coach.’’

Through the years Enlow has formed and maintained closed relationships with both players and coaches alike. He remains in contact with ex-Oiler greats like Luc Beausoleil, Mike Berger, Daniel Villeneuve and Jim Wiley along with coaches Garry Unger and Butch Kaebel. Enlow also has friends in high places.

Updated 03-16-2010

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