TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers announced the signing of defenseman Kevin Noble and forward Phil Brewer for the 2015-16 season. Noble and Brewer are returning to Tulsa after both taking part in the Oilers’ run to the 2015 Kelly Cup playoffs.
Noble appeared in 68 games for the Oilers last season and recorded 21 points (1g-20a). A skilled penalty-killer and shot-blocker, Noble provided consistency and muscle to the Tulsa blue line. The 27-year-old out of Sparwood, British Columbia posted a stellar +16 rating and ranked second on the squad with 125 penalty minutes. Noble spent the first two years of his pro career with the Stockton Thunder and St. Charles Chill (CHL) before joining the Oilers last season.
Brewer, a native of Cambridge, Ontario, signed as an amateur with the Oilers in late March after concluding his collegiate hockey career at Bemidji State University. In Wichita on March 29, the 25-year-old scored shorthanded for his first professional goal, and in 11 regular season contests, Brewer posted three goals and an assist. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right wing notched a pair of goals against the Missouri Mavericks on April 3 and chipped in two assists during the Oilers’ first round playoff series against the Allen Americans. Prior to his pro debut, Brewer led the OJHL in assists (70) and points (109) as a member of the Burlington Cougars and was named Bemidji State’s captain during his senior season.