Tulsa Oilers head coach Rob Murray had quite a scare last Friday night during the Oilers game at Quad City. The coach collapsed behind the bench and had to be taken from the ice on a stretcher. An official with the Oilers, who wished to remain anonymous, said Murray was treated for a pulmonary embolism at a hospital in Rock Island, Ill., and was released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon.
The medical emergency happened almost midway through the second period with the Mallards leading 2-1. The game was suspended at that point and will be resumed at a later date.
The Oilers stayed in Illinois overnight, and then traveled to Indianapolis to continue what is a 14-game, 18-day road trip. Play-by-play broadcaster John Peterson, remained in Rock Island with Murray, and was preparing to meet the team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, while Murray was heading back to Tulsa to receive further treatment and rest, before rejoining the team.
The 50-year-old head coach is in his first season with the Tulsa Oilers. He previously was the head coach of the Alaska Aces in the ECHL, however, that team ceased operations this year.
The Oilers next home game will be Dec. 15 against Colorado at 7:05 p.m. at the BOK Center.
TU HOME THIS SATURDAY
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will finish the season at home this Saturday as they host Temple at 3 p.m. at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Last week, the Golden Hurricane (2-9, 1-6 AAC) lost to No. 20/23-ranked University of South Florida (9-1, 6-1 AAC), 27-20, on Thursday night.
Tulsa’s D’Angelo Brewer became the all-time leading rusher at TU and in the American Athletic Conference. He came into the game needing 110 yards to surpass USF’s Marlon Mack (2014-15) for the American Athletic Conference record and 152 yards to move past Tarrion Adams (2005-08) and become Tulsa’s all-time leading rusher. He ended the game with 163 yards and now has 3,662 career rushing yards.
USF got off to a fast start, scoring 21 points in the first quarter, and led 24-17 at halftime.
Tulsa’s starting quarterback left the game in the third quarter with an injury.
Temple comes into the game this week with a 5-6 record overall (3-4 AAC). The Owls lost last week to undefeated and AAC leading UCF, 45-19.
TU BASKETBALL GAME
The Tulsa-Central Arkansas men’s basketball game on Nov. 25, will tip-off at 11 a.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The basketball game precedes the Tulsa football game against the Temple Owls, which kicks off at 3 p.m. at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Fans who have a ticket to the football game will receive free admission to the basketball game, and fans with a basketball ticket will receive free admission to the football game.