Monday, July 5, 2010

TPS Special: In Studio Q&A

Every year the Oilers hold a summer orientation camp for their prospects. It's not the most fan friendly event, in fact unless they change things drastically this year most of you who attend will be bored beyond belief. The purpose of the week is to help young players get accustomed to the organization, receive their summer training programs and basically get to know each other.

Each year at this time we borrow a couple of players and bring them in the studio with us for an hour so that fans can get to know them a bit better. In the past we've had duos of Theo Peckham & Ryan O'Marra, Taylor Chorney & Riley Nash, Geoff Paukovich & David Rohlfs.

The Pipeline Show is pleased to announce that Tuesday night we will continue the tradition by welcoming two more Oilers prospects into the TEAM 1260 studios for a full hour taking your calls and emails.

On Tuesday I will be joined in studio by 2009 3rd round pick Troy Hesketh and 2010 2nd round pick Tyler Pitlick. With Millard on vacation, there will be plenty of opportunity for fans to get their questions in.

Fire us off your question, along with a name (real or your G.I. Joe call sign) and include where you are writing from. The email address for the show is:

If you'd prefer to call in and direct your question to the guys on the air, you'll be able to do that too. The number is 780-426-TEAM (that's 780-426-8326). Toll free across Canada is 1-800-243-1945.

Troy Hesketh is expected to play for the Fargo Force in the USHL this coming season. There have been reports indicating that he'll miss a large portion of the season due to shoulder surgery. There is also talk that Wisconsin defenceman Ryan McDonagh is on the verge of signing with the New York Rangers and with Cody Goloubef and Brendan Smith already gone pro, the Badgers might have an opening for Hesketh this year. The Edmonton Oil Kings represent another option for Hesketh as the local WHL team holds his CHL playing rights.

Tyler Pitlick (above) played in the NCAA last year with Minnesota State-Mankato but has made the move North in order to suit up with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL.

Both are Minnesota products who are taking different paths towards their goal of playing in the NHL.

It should be a fun show and you're invited to take part in a fan interactive hour.

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