Fisher signs pro hockey deal with CHL’s Tulsa Oilers
Friday, March 23, 2012
Fisher signs pro hockey deal with CHL’s Tulsa Oilers

TULSA, Okla. -- Former Bemidji State University forward Drew Fisher (International Falls, Minn.) has signed a professional contract with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The move reunites him with former BSU teammate and fellow International Falls, Minn. native Ryan Cramer (2007-2011).

Fisher made his professional debut March 17 in an Oilers’ loss to Missouri Mavericks in Independence, Mo.  In just his second game with the Oilers (March 18), Fisher posted an assist on Cramer’s game-winning goal as Tulsa avenged Saturday’s loss downing Missouri 5-4.

Fisher will play out the remainder of the season with Tulsa, which includes at least three regular-season games this weekend.

One of nine players to play in each of the Beavers’ 38 games during the 2011-12 campaign, Fisher totaled four points (3g-1a). He finished his BSU career with four goals and three assists for seven points in 75 games after transferring from University of Minnesota following his sophomore season.

While at BSU, Fisher, a Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) veteran, helped lead the Beavers into a new era as a member of the first BSU team to make is league home the WCHA and the first to call Sanford Center home.

Equally as talented in the classroom, Fisher is a two-time Academic All-WCHA selection and a two-time WCHA Scholar Athlete honoree.

With three games left in the 2011-12 regular season, Tulsa is 28-28-7 overall and sits fifth in the CHL’s Berry Conference standings.

Bemidji State, which finished 17-18-3 overall and posted an 11-14-3 mark in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play to finish ninth in the league, wrapped up the 2011-12 campaign with a trip to No. 12 University of North Dakota for the opening round of the WCHA playoffs.