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Oilers farm team postpones playoff game due to tornadoes in Oklahoma City

Left winger Josh Green tweeted this picture of the dressing room as it flooded before the team and...

Left winger Josh Green tweeted this picture of the dressing room as it flooded before the team and staff headed to the parking garage. (Photo via @greendogg12)

DAVE LAZZARINO, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:02 AM ET

Tornadoes that continued to slam the U.S. tornado-belt prompted officials with the Edmonton Oilers farm team — the Oklahoma City Barons — to postpone an important playoff game.

And one Albertan is trying frantically to book a flight down there.

“My friend has been texting me and telling me this stuff,” said Barry Chalifoux, who just flew in to Alberta from Oklahoma Friday. “I totally left too early.”

Chalifoux is not your average storm chaser. While some want to capture footage of the twisters, he is more interested in helping the victims of the high winds and flooding.

Chalifoux went to Moore, Okla. after a tornado ripped through the town less than two weeks ago. A victim of the fire that destroyed Slave Lake two years ago, he knew the pain of losing everything to the power of nature and felt he needed to help.

During his stay, he witnessed a funnel cloud pass over the hotel he was staying in.


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