During the winter of 2013 I heard many shinny players talking about a new, world-class building that my beloved Oilers were going to play in. I was ecstatic and knew right then and there that this was my chance to get in on the action.
On the night before the first shovel hit the ground, I packed up my stuff and made my way to 104 Ave and 104 Street, where I built a secret den under the construction site, watching and waiting for this magnificent building to be completed.
Just as the finishing touches were being made to the building, I revealed myself to the Oilers. After their initial shock of a lynx living in a secret den below Rogers Place, they quickly realized how HUGE a fan I was, and how committed I was to the team.
They asked me to be their mascot and named me HUNTER after "Wild Bill" Hunter, the original owner of the Edmonton Oilers.
As the Oilers mascot, I love to get out in the community and help out wherever I can - hospital visits, charitable functions, events & festivals… I love them all! You can also see me at games, doing everything I can to cheer my beloved Oilers to victory.
And our opponents better watch out because I've got a fierce snarl and I'm known to be a prankster to do anything I can to give our team an edge!
Be sure to introduce yourself when we cross paths. I always enjoy high fives and hugs from fellow fans.