It is with a sad heart that we share the news from Latvia today that Oilers prospect and OKC Barons player Kristiāns Pelšs has been identified by his family.
- From Apollo – Identity of drowning victim is now confirmed as Kristians Pelss.
- From Diena – Police confirm that fatality is the Hockey Player Kristians Pelss.
- From Bruce McCurdy: Latvian authorities confirm death of Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss (Edmonton Journal)
- From the Edmonton Oilers: Edmonton Oilers Comment on Kristians Pelss.
- From Neal Livingston: Kristians Pelss, The Story You Never want to Write or Read.
- From Joanne Ireland: Family, friends and teammates mourn Oilers prospect who drowned in Latvia. (Edmonton Journal)
- From Bruce McCurdy: Remembering Kristians Pelss (Edmonton Journal)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kristiāns’ family, friends and teammates. OKC will always remember Kristiāns from this season as a nice, very funny young man with a feisty spirit on the ice! We will miss him terribly.