Behind the ECHL Benches – Bruce Ramsay

Bruce Ramsay was named the 10th coach in Oilers’ history prior to the 2009-10 season and is now in his sixth season as the Tulsa bench boss.

A 45-year-old native of Dryden, Ontario, Ramsay guided the Oilers to playoff appearances in 2011 and 2014, and ranks second in club history in games coached (326), wins (148), and playoff victories (7). In the 2013-14 campaign, Ramsay orchestrated the biggest improvement in the Central Hockey League by leading the Oilers to 34 victories, a 12-win increase from the previous season, and the second-highest win total in the last 11 years.

Ramsay, in his 12th season as a head coach, has compiled a 345-280-65 lifetime record and a 148-149-29 during his tenure in Tulsa.

In his career on the ice, Ramsay played for 10 championship teams. He earned the nickname "Rammer" for his toughness and relentless style of physical play. Ramsay had more than 300 penalty minutes eight times in his career but also hit double digits in goals four times in his career.

Ramsay’s head coaching career began in St. Petersburg, Fla. in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. He made stops in Port Huron and Muskegon in the United Hockey League before arriving in Tulsa.

Ramsay resides in Broken Arrow, Okla. with his wife Jennifer, daughter Natalie and son Reid.

Coaching Record

Reg. Season



St. Petersburg (ACHL)


2002-03Port Huron (UHL) 231460 
2003-04Port Huron (UHL) 7638317 303
2006-07Muskegon (UHL) 764966 666
2007-08Muskegon (UHL) 7635356 624
2008-09Muskegon (UHL) 7643267 1156
2009-10Tulsa (CHL) 6428297 
2010-11Tulsa (CHL) 6435256 1055
2011-12Tulsa (CHL) 6429298 
2012-13Tulsa (CHL) 6422395 
2013-14Tulsa (CHL) 6434293 624