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(Photo courtesy Steven Christy. All Rights Reserved.)

(Photo courtesy Steven Christy. All Rights Reserved.)

This weekend the Edmonton Oil Kings paid tribute to their former teammate and friend Kristiāns Pelšs who died tragically in Latvia this summer following his return from Oklahoma City. The Oil Kings coaches, trainers and teammates remember him fondly and talk about his time with the team and what impact he made upon their lives and team. The entire team wore Pelss’ number 26 jersey for warm-ups. What a lovely, magnificent sight — an entire team of number 26, viewed through tear-filled eyes.

“On a night when they honoured the life of teammate and friend Kristians Pelss, it was only fitting the Edmonton Oil Kings pull off a victory. […] The game began with an emotional pregame ceremony honouring Pelss, the former Oil King and Edmonton Oilers draft pick who died tragically in his home country of Latvia this summer. Oil Kings players wore Pelss’ number 26 jersey for warm-ups, with those jerseys being auctioned off in support of the Oil Kings Education Association.” — via Edmonton Oil Kings

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