RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington
has been sentenced to six months of home detention for making false
statements in his Southern California bankruptcy case.

 

Pocklington also was sentenced to two years of probation today in Riverside.

 

He pleaded guilty to perjury in May and could have received a maximum 10-year prison term.

 

Pocklington was arrested last year at his Palm Desert home.

 

Prosecutors
say he concealed assets during bankruptcy proceedings in which he
claimed to have about $3,000 but owed more than $19 million.


Pocklington
acquired the Oilers in the late 1970s and stunned fans when he traded
Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988.


He sold the club in 1998. The Oilers won five Stanley Cup titles during his ownership.