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Horcoff's Heroes launches Thursday

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers assistant captain Shawn Horcoff has launched a program that will provide an opportunity for children to experience an Oilers game live at Rexall Place.

The Oilers assistant captain has purchased a block of tickets that has been donated to local charities in Oil Country. For 20 of the Oilers remaining 36 home games this season - beginning with Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings - the “HORCOFF’S HEROES” program will see 15 children experience an NHL game in person as a guest of Horcoff and the Oilers.

Prior to each game Shawn will meet that night’s “Horcoff’s Heroes” in front of the Oilers dressing room, where he will sign autograph’s and have a photo taken with the children. The children will then have the opportunity to make posters for the game at the Edmonton Oilers Ice School classroom, wear their signed “Horcoff’s Heroes” t-shirts and enjoy a hot dog and pop before watching the Oilers in action on the ice.

“HORCOFF’S HEROES” is a result of Shawn’s desire to show his commitment to the Edmonton community. “I wanted to give something back to the community that has been so good to my family over the years,” said Horcoff. “I want the program to benefit young people and give them an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of Oilers hockey.”

The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford

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