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Smyth makes 101st birthday wish come true

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Smyth made a birthday wish come true Monday afternoon but it wasn't just any wish. And it wasn't just any birthday.

Lillian Hosking turned 101 on Sunday and her one birthday wish was to be able to run her hands through Ryan Smyth's hair. The Oilers and Smyth not only made the wish come true, he also delivered the cake and gifts.

"This is my best birthday in my life," exclaimed Hosking. "So much excitement."

Lillian's cake had a large Oilers logo featured on it and Smyth presented her gift of an Oilers jersey with her last name and age - 101 - on the back.

"It's amazing watching her. It's the first time I've seen anybody this old and she doesn't even seem that old," stated Smyth.

Photos by Andy Devlin
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