GTR Cup to Benefit TYHA

ACCESS DENIED: Broken Arrow’s goalie Skyler Allen saves a point-blank shot from Jenks forward, No. 91, Justin McGregor.

HARRY LENTZ for GTR Newspapers

The Tulsa Oilers hockey team and the Newspapers have teamed up to create the Cup, a two day high school hockey tournament that will be played at Center Dec. 19 and 21.

The idea originally came out of the Oilers camp when they approached the with a plan to help raise awareness and funds for the Tulsa Youth Hockey Association. The is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the sport of youth hockey in the Tulsa metropolitan area. They organize the high school hockey league that is home to the Jenks Trojans, Broken Arrow Tigers, Union Redskins and the Tulsa Comets. Additionally, the has programs for kids as young as eight.
The Oilers have stepped up with kindness, offering logistical organization at the Center, providing locker rooms, tickets and allowing the teams to set up tables to sell their wares.

The oilers made an agreement with the four teams where each team was allotted a certain amount of tickets and a portion of those tickets sold went directly back to the teams.

The event will have the air of a festival. Outside the Center will be Winterfest, inside will be three hockey games each day. Oilers’ players will be out on the Winterfest ice rink after their game this evening to skate with fans.

Each team’s fans will be sitting in the same section, so the is calling for fans to wear their team colors; Jenks fans in a maroon fog, Comets in a red flame, Tigers in a golden pride and Union in a blackout. This will be a loud and ruckus two-day event.

A special presentation honoring the champion team, all tournament team and tournament will be held between periods during the Oilers game Tuesday night.

Tickets for the Cup can be purchased at the Center Box Office.

Updated 12-19-2010

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