We’re back for another week of Oil Country social media! We’re gearing up to be part of a Snapchat live event on Tuesday and launched a new contest with Molson Canadian this week to yank one lucky Oilers fan out of work and bring him or her down to San Jose for a road game. And as always, our favourite GIFs and fan photos of the week. Enjoy!
SNAPCHAT LIVE EVENT
We’re honoured and excited to be participating in the next live NHL Snapchat event coming up on Tuesday as the Oilers travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres! Make sure you’re following ‘edmontonoilers’ on Snapchat, as well as keeping tabs on the live NHL story, to get an all-access pass for the first meeting between 2015 top draft picks Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. One day not enough for you? We don’t blame you and we’ve got you covered! We’ll also provide an insider perspective all week on Snapchat as the Oilers visit Buffalo, Philadelphia, Columbus and Winnipeg.
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WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?
Admit it, you've always dreamed about ditching work and going to a hockey game. We’ve partnered with our pals at Molson Canadian to make that dream come true for one lucky fan!
All you have to do is tweet us and @Molson_Canadian
your best “sick day” excuse (legit or completely fabricated) and include #AnythingForHockey
for a chance to win a trip to San Jose to watch our game against the Sharks on Thursday, March 24. You can also watch for our posts on Facebook
and comment with your best excuse. Good luck!
GIFs OF THE WEEK
This week’s featured GIFs come from a pair of happy Oilers forwards after they scored against the Kings and Ducks, respectively. Zack Kassian was the definition of “beauty” with his beaming, missing-tooth smile and shiner from a previous scrap, as he ripped home his third goal as an Oiler on Thursday. One night later in Anaheim, Jordan Eberle notched his 20th of the season and celebrated with an emphatic fist-pump.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
Oil Country was well represented in Southern California for these last two games, with folks making the trip from Alberta, as well as plenty of Oilers fans living on the West Coast getting a chance to see their team in action. This week’s fan spotlight shines on Haj Jomha, Dallas Todd, Aaron Paliwoda, Mohammed Hamdan and Angela Reid. Get your photos into our spotlight by including @edmontonoilers
in your tweets and Instagram posts, or posting them on our Facebook page