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EDMONTON ASSIGNS GOALTENDER TYLER BUNZ TO OKC

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons

The Edmonton Oilers assigned goaltender Tyler Bunz to the Oklahoma City Barons from the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.

Bunz, a 6-1, 198-pounder from Regina, Saskatchewan played the majority of the season with the Thunder. He played in 37 regular season games, posting a 16-16-4 record, 3.35 goals against average, .886 save percentage and one shutout.

Prior to turning pro, the Oilers 5th round draft choice (121st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, skated in four seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League.  He was a workhorse for the Tigers, appearing in 81 percent of their games and collecting 105 of 129 wins for the franchise in his final three seasons of play. He is the Tigers’ franchise leader in wins with 115 and was a nominee for Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Year.

Bunz joins the team in Grand Rapids, Mich. as they prepare for Game 6 of their Western Conference Finals series against Grand Rapids. Oklahoma City trails in the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game 6 is Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. (ct). Should the series require a Game 7, it would be played Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. in Grand Rapids. The games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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