The Edmonton Oilers Rookies weren’t the only ones trying to prove themselves on the ice tonight. The University of Alberta Golden Bears were out to show people what they were made of as well.
In doing so and in providing the fans in attendance at Clare Drake Arena with a thrilling show, the Bears and Oilers may have ignited a renewed rivalry.
“They worked hard,” said Oilers forward Gregory Chase. “They pressured our defence pretty hard. They’ve played together for a while, they’re a team and we just came together for this week. So, I think you’ve got to give us credit for the game we put out.”
“I do think (they wanted to prove themselves) and I can’t blame them,” said Oilers Ben defenceman Ben Betker. “I feel the exact same way. It was a lot of fun though and I can’t wait to play them again next year because they were very physical and they battled very hard.”