(Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Oilers and Cenovus are gearing up to hit the road once again for the 7th annual Oilers Hockey Clinic presented by Cenovus. This year’s clinic will be in Lac La Biche, a great Oil Country community who previously hosted the clinic in 2012.
Held at the Bold Center from May 1 to 3, the clinic is free of charge to 100 lucky participants in the community and gives players aged seven to 13 the opportunity to experience high-calibre training while further developing their ice hockey and life skills.
“Lac La Biche is one of those Canadian communities that loves hockey,” said Patrick LaForge, Oilers President & COO. “Thanks to the wonderful partnership we have with Cenovus, the Edmonton Oilers are very excited to bring the Oilers Hockey Clinic back to my home town.”
To jump-start the weekend, all Lac La Biche residents are invited to a complimentary Oilers Community Kick-Off presented by Cenovus and Boston Pizza held on the Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00pm MDT. Oilers Hockey Clinic participants will have the chance to register while the community enjoys free food, a fun atmosphere and the presence of a current and alumni Edmonton Oilers player onsite to meet and mingle with guests. The Oilers Event Staff and Oilers Octane will also be on-hand with games, giveaways and unique trophies and collectables right from the Oilers Locker Room, including the Molson Cup.
"We are excited to once again participate with the Oilers and bring the clinic to young hockey players in Northern Alberta," said Vicki Reid, Director, Community Affairs at Cenovus. "Lac La Biche is an important community for us, and we hope the young players enjoy this unique experience. We look forward to seeing everyone at the kick-off event and throughout the weekend at the Bold Center."
The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Clinic will follow on Saturday and Sunday featuring multiple daily on-ice sessions, dryland training and nutrition clinics to help further the development of each participant. Oilers Hockey Operations staff and Oilers Hockey School instructors will be onsite to ensure the students have a great learning experience while having fun.
All players aged seven to 13 that are interested in participating, male or female, are invited to register by 5:00pm MDT by Thursday, March 19, 2015. A random lottery will follow to determine the lucky participants.
CLICK HERE to register for the Oilers Hockey Clinic in Lac La Biche (May 1 to 3, 2015)