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RELEASE: Shirts Off Our Backs presented by Rogers Returns December 18

Oilers Foundation and Ladies selling raffle tickets in support of Christmas Bureau of Edmonton

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today the return of Shirts Off Our Backs presented by Rogers, scheduled for December 18, 2017 when the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Place.

The holiday initiative not only provides fans with the unique opportunity to win a signed Oilers orange jersey, but net proceeds raised will benefit the EOCF and the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. New this year, the lucky recipients will have the opportunity to collect their new jersey from the corresponding Oilers player at the end of the game. 

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FEATURE: Heroes beyond hockey

HHC Oilers alumni team players Garry Unger and David Pelletier's support for the military transcends the rink

by Meg Tilley / EdmontonOilers.com

"We've lost another soldier."

Those were the words David Pelletier, former Olympic Gold Medalist in pairs figure skating and Oilers Skating Coach, and his parents would dread hearing as another announcement was broadcast over the radio in 2008.

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RELEASE: EOCF Releases Orange, Blue and the Zoo 2018 Charity Calendar

Just in time for the holidays, the Oilers Foundation announce the release of the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - Just in time for the holidays, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today the release of the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar, featuring the entire Oilers roster getting up close and personal with fury and famed members of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Conceived by Oilers forward Milan Lucic and his wife Brittany, the calendar was brought to life through a collaboration with the EOCF and the Edmonton Valley Zoo. 

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TAIT: Dropping the Gloves

Cam Tait writes about Hockey Fights Cancer Night

by Cam Tait / EdmontonOilers.com

In the game of hockey, gloves are essential. They protect players' hands against blazing pucks, slamming into boards at high speeds, skate blades in uncontrolled skirmishes and other things. Gloves also come into the spotlight when they are dropped and players begin to fight - one of hockey's mainstays.

On their way to the penalty box, players scoop up their gloves. Hockey fights on the ice never last long, thankfully.

Video: COMMUNITY | Hockey Fights Cancer Night

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Lil' Oilers returns for second season to support grassroots hockey

Registration open now until December 1, 2017 at EdmontonOilers.com

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

(Edmonton, AB) - Lil' Oilers, a Learn to Play initiative, developed in collaboration with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), returns for a second season after making its debut last year. Lil' Oilers is designed to introduce youth (boys and girls) aged five to six (2011 and 2012 birth dates) to the great game of hockey.

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RELEASE: Oilers Foundation Joins Annual Fight Against Cancer

Sales from tonight's special-edition Oilers mittens benefit Kids with Cancer Society

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) will once again be proudly supporting Hockey Fights Cancer to tackle hockey's most important fight, cancer. To kick off this year's major fundraising event, the Oilers held a special ceremonial puck drop where New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle joined Oilers Captain Connor McDavid and special guests Reid and Chantal from the Kids With Cancer Society at centre ice. Brian Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer, during training camp and suited up for his second game of the season this evening since the diagnosis. 

Video: COMMUNITY | Hockey Fights Cancer Night

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RELEASE: Hockey helps kids launches third season with five teams

Draisaitl, Lucic, Maroon, McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins go head-to-head

by EdmontonOilers.com Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: HOCKEY HELPS KIDS | Year Three

(Edmonton, AB) - Following a 3-0 Oilers victory on Opening Night, the momentum continues today as the third season of Hockey Helps Kids officially launched at D.S. MacKenzie School with the help of 600 junior high students. Hockey Helps Kids, an exciting philanthropic initiative which made its debut in 2015-16, returns as a key program for the Edmonton Oilers 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) season.

Hockey Helps Kids is a fun and innovative charity competition which brings together local schools, charities and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for a variety of local non-profit organizations.

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RELEASE: Oilers Foundation elects Janet Riopel for Board Chair

Riopel has been on the EOCF Board since 2012, serving as Chair of the Audit Finance Committee and most recently as Chair of the Legacy Development Committee

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today that Edmonton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Janet Riopel has been elected as Board Chair for the EOCF. Riopel has been on the EOCF Board since 2012, serving as Chair of the Audit Finance Committee and most recently as Chair of the Legacy Development Committee. 

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TAIT: Hit the Books

Cam Tait kicks off Read-in-Week with his childhood memories of being read to

by Cam Tait / EdmontonOilers.com

It was always so special when my Uncle Bill came to visit. He'd pull up into our driveway, usually just after supper time, after he navigated that pale blue Buick La Sabre south during the five-hour drive to Edmonton from Grande Prairie. My mother, in anticipation of his arrival, always kept a plate of supper in the oven for Uncle Bill. We'd gather around the kitchen table and visit with him while he ate his evening meal.

Visiting would continue until 8:00 PM. Then, it was off to brush my teeth and climb into my single bed in the bedroom I shared with my younger brother Brad.

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RELEASE: Hockey Helps Kids unveils five captains for third NHL season

Program announces five participating junior high schools for 2017-18

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

Edmonton, AB - Hockey Helps Kids, an exciting philanthropic initiative which made its debut in 2015-16, returns for a third season as a key program for the Edmonton Oilers 2017-18 National Hockey League (NHL) season. Hockey Helps Kids is a fun and innovative charity competition which brings together local schools, charities and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for a variety of local charities. 

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