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Bryzgalov trade leaves Oilers with university back-up goalie

Mar 4, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

Goldnen Bears

The Oilers traded Ilya Bryzgalov today, and the goalie they acquired from Anaheim, Viktor Fasth, can’t make it to Edmonton in time for tonight’s game versus the Senators. So Ben Scrivens will have a new back-up tonight.

From the club:

The Edmonton Oilers announced that University of Alberta Golden Bears netminder Kurtis Mucha will dress as the back-up goaltender for the Oilers tonight, as they take on the Ottawa Senators at Rexall Place.

The Sherwood Park, Alberta native is doing his second tour of duty with an NHL team, after he filled in for the Boston Bruins during their practice in Edmonton earlier this season.

The 2013 CIS Goaltender of the Year has had another strong season between the pipes for the No.1 ranked team in the nation. He was named a Canada West Second Team All-Star on Tuesday after a regular season in which he recorded a 14-1-1 record, as well as the second-best goals against average (1.87) in the country. He also recorded three shutouts and a .909 save percentage this season.

  1. blomfeld - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM


    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Martin Jones
    3) Ben Scrivens
    4) Cory Schneider
    5) Jonathan Bernier

    28) Phyllis Diller
    29) Alexander Ovechkin
    30) Roberto Luongo

    • enollatsknarf - Mar 4, 2014 at 6:41 PM


    • uscthom78 - Mar 4, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      Jonathan Quick is number only on account of villainy. Slava will tell you straight up he is a cheater.

      • uscthom78 - Mar 4, 2014 at 9:55 PM

        *number one

  2. beavertonsteve - Mar 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Devious, Creepy, Angry? I’m not sure how to best describe Golden Bears logo.

  3. ray2013 - Mar 4, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    You forgot to add that this solidifies the Oilers goaltending.

  4. thebigwhitecat - Mar 4, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    I’d start Mucha. What’s the difference?

    And, yes, that is a creepy logo.

  5. lesleyvissersfacelift - Mar 5, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    It looks like something from a 1940s Looney Tunes cartoon. So yes, it’s creepy.

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