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NHL.com: Bear raising game, expectations for Oilers

Defenseman prospect's prowess in own end catching up to ability in offensive zone

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

Edmonton Oilers defenseman prospect Ethan Bear played through the pain for Seattle in the Western Hockey League playoffs last season, and has the scar to prove it.

Bear, 20, broke the index finger on his left hand blocking a shot in Game 3 of the WHL Western Conference Final against Kelowna. He missed the final three games of the series, but returned to play against Regina in the final, helping Seattle win its first league championship.

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FEATURE: Instant chemistry

Kailer Yamamoto and Joseph Gambardella flashed early signs of chemistry at Development Camp, then maintained it at the Billy Moores Cup

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

JASPER, AB -- It comes with the territory.

When you're representing Team Gretzky - as Joseph Gambardella and Kailer Yamamoto have all week at Development Camp - offence is somewhat assumed.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Billy Moores Post-Game

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Development Camp Day 5 - Billy Moores Cup

Get all content from Day 5 of Oilers Development Camp and Billy Moores Cup

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

With Team Gretzky's 9-5 victory over Team Messier, the Oilers Development Camp has come to a close.

See all the content regarding the Billy Moores Cup and Development Camp below.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Billy Moores Post-Game

 

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LIVE BLOG: Billy Moores Cup

Get minute-by-minute updates of tonight's Billy Moores Cup in Jasper

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers prospects are set to play for the Billy Moores Cup at Jasper Activity Centre in Jasper.

Stay tuned for updates, videos, commentary and more in our live in-game blog.

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FEATURE: Making the jump

Oilers defence prospect Caleb Jones believes he's ready for the jump from junior to pro hockey

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

It's a jump that can feel like a hurdle but with the right amount of preparation, may only need a hop.

It's part of the process and it's the next step for Oilers prospect Caleb Jones, who believes he's got the vert for it.

Video: CAMP RAW | Caleb Jones

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Development Camp Day 4 Content and Coverage

Get all the video and written content from Day 4 of Oilers Development Camp

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Day 4 of Oilers Development Camp is under way.

The defencemen started the day with strength and conditioning while the forwards took to the ice at Jasper Activity Centre.

The defencemen skated after the forwards.

Next up for the Oilers prospects is a day on the golf course. The team will play a golf tournament and then compete in a long drive competition.

Stay tuned for content throughout the day.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Be Our Guest

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FEATURE: Development Camp comrades

In Jasper, the site of the Oilers Development Camp, prospects are balancing both competition and camaraderie

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

JASPER, AB -- Is there a better sight than the lush mountain range and snowy peaks that backdrop Jasper?

There's no doubt the setting is memorable. Oilers prospect Ostap Safin, who's never been to Alberta before, thinks so.

"It's a nice place with a nice view of the mountains," the forward said after Team Messier's on-ice session on Day 3. 

Video: ASK AN OILER | Kailer Yamamoto

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Development Camp Day 3 Content and Coverage

Get all the video and written content from Day 3 of Oilers Development Camp

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Day 3 of Development Camp in Jasper is over.

Both Team Messier and Team Gretzky skated and had off-ice training.

Then, the teams played a scrimmage.

See team rosters, Development Camp blogs, videos and more content below.

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FEATURE: Hockey lineage runs deep at Development Camp

Plenty of the Oilers prospects and Development Camp invitees come from families with professional hockey pedigree

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

JASPER, AB -- They used to be rink gremlins, running around the arena as another family member played or coached.

Now, they're grown and participating in Oilers Development Camp as future National Hockey League hopefuls.

Video: CAMP | Gambardella & McPhee

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