The Fix is in

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

team canada’s loss is the ed­mon­ton Oil Kings’ gain.

With cap­tain trey Fix­wolan­sky passed over in the se­lec­tion camp roster an­nounced this week for the na­tional team com­pet­ing in the World Junior cham­pi­onships in Van­cou­ver and Vic­to­ria over the hol­i­days, the Oil Kings won’t have to loan out the player who was tied for first place in West­ern Hockey League scor­ing com­ing into Fri­day’s slate.

“yeah, he’s hav­ing a pretty spe­cial year, no ques­tion,” said Oil Kings as­sis­tant coach Luke Pierce. “Prob­a­bly be­ing left off the World Junior group there, I think, gave ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion for him. So, self­ishly for us, it’s real good.

“but ob­vi­ously a very elite group and a tough one to crack with lots of play­ers who could have been a part of it, but for him that’s been his m-o his whole life.”

un­drafted in the WHL and through the first year he was el­i­gi­ble for the NHL draft, Fix-wolan­sky ap­pears to be a steal for the columbus blue Jack­ets, who took him in the sev­enth round in June.

the 19-year-old ed­mon­to­nian has 20 goals and 61 points through 31 games with the Oil Kings this year.

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