We’re back for another instalment of our weekly Oilers social media roundup! It’s #HockeyTalks
night tonight as the Oilers host Colorado and we raise awareness and funds for mental health. The Oil also welcomed a new player on Wednesday who exemplifies toughness and perseverance. And, as always, we share our favourite GIFs of the week and feature our awesome fans. Enjoy!
The Oilers were honoured to get a new teammate for a day on Wednesday as eight-year-old Kohen Flett signed a contract with the team thanks to an assist from Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta
. Kohen has dealt with a brain tumour since he was just a year old, going through 70 rounds of chemotherapy. But for one day, all he had to focus on was hockey as he met the team in the locker room, participated in practice and even did some post-skate interviews.
Tonight is the night! For the past few weeks, we’ve been spreading mental health awareness and gearing up for our #HockeyTalks
game against the Avalanche. If you’re coming to the game, bring $20 to purchase a signed hat, with proceeds benefitting CASA Foundation’s
initiatives for children and families, as well as the Oilers Community Foundation
. Can’t make the game? Still want to support the cause and get a hat? Look for the last couple of opportunities to retweet our mental health facts, and we’ll pick some winners.
GIF(s) OF THE WEEK
Connor McDavid’s torrid scoring pace since he returned from his collarbone injury continued on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild, as he scored his fifth goal and 14th point in the last nine games, converting on a perfect saucer pass from Benoit Pouliot. His tap-in goal was followed by an emphatic celebration and he was greeted by a round of fist-bumps from the bench.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
This week’s fan spotlight shines bright on Megan Boulanger’s little cutie, all decked out in her Oilers gear! Get your photos into our spotlight by including @edmontonoilers
in your tweets and Instagram posts, or posting them on our Facebook page