More changes in Oilerland: Training staff axed

The Edmonton Oilers fired their training staff on Thursday.

Head trainer Ken Lowe, a 29-year employee and the brother to Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe, will be reassigned within the organization alongside head equipment manager Barrie Stafford and equipment manager Lyle (Sparky) Kulchisky.

Stafford has been with the team for 29 seasons, while Kulchisky goes back 34 seasons to the old World Hockey Association.

Earlier this week GM Steve Tambellini fired assistant GM Kevin Prendergast, a 20-year Oilers employee.

The Oilers finished dead last in the NHL this season, in 30th place.