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#SocOILmedia: January 14, 2017

by Ryan Frankson /

Time to check in on the Oil Country social media sphere with our weekly blog! We welcomed some special guests to Rogers Place this weekend with the Toronto Blue Jays on their annual Winter Tour. Our Ford Street Team hit the road to give away some prizes. And, as always, we showcase our favourite GIFs and fan content from the past week.


The boys of summer are embracing the winter as a few Toronto Blue Jays are touring across Western Canada for #WT2017, stopping in Edmonton this weekend. Pitchers Marco Estrada and Aaron Sanchez, as well as fielders Kevin Pillar and Devon Travis, hosted a meet-and-greet on Friday night at Rogers Place, visited the Oilers locker room this morning and will attend tonight's game against the Calgary Flames.

Tweet from @RogersPlace: #BlueJays infielder Devon Travis is all smiles as he meets some of his Edmonton fans at today's #WT2017! #RogersPlace

Tweet from @BlueJays: Watching the @EdmontonOilers morning skate!

Jersey swap with the @BlueJays following today's #Oilers morning skate!

A video posted by Edmonton Oilers (@edmontonoilers) on

One phenom meets another. #WT2017

A photo posted by Toronto Blue Jays (@bluejays) on



Our Ford Street Team hit the road again this week in their 2017 Explorer to camp out at an Edmonton location and award Oilers fans with prizes! The team parked outside St. Joseph's Basilica downtown on Friday afternoon to give away some game tickets and other prizes. Congrats to this week's lucky fans and make sure you stay tuned to our social media channels to find out about future giveaway locations!

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Congrats to our first batch of #Oilers prize winners! Visit our @FordCanada Street Team in front of St. Joseph's Basilica (10044 113 St NW).


This week's top GIF moments come from Thursday's thrilling overtime victory against the New Jersey Devils! The Oilers were down 2-1 in the third period, but Patrick Maroon scored the equalizer for his sixth goal in the span of a week to send the game to sudden death, before Connor McDavid set up Leon Draisaitl for the glorious game-winner.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Outta my way. Gotta celly. #NJDvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Six goals in a week. NBD. #NJDvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: OT WINNER! #NJDvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: These two... CLUTCH. #NJDvsEDM


January 14 is pretty much an unofficial holiday in #OilCountry as it's Connor McDavid's birthday! Oilers fans, even Mayor Don Iveson, flocked to social media to send their best wishes to the captain on Friday. Want to see your photos or videos in our spotlight next week? Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts!

Tweet from @YEGMayorOffice: It's not a statutory holiday...yet. But we know a guy who knows a guy. Happy Birthday @cmcdavid97! #yeg #oilers

Tweet from @EnzoMarcoB: When you share a birthday with the one and only @cmcdavid97 you wear his jersey! Happy Bday @danny_bruni @vcoel @cmcdavid97 @EdmontonOilers

Tweet from @SLTender: @EdmontonOilers @cmcdavid97 Your biggest fans too! #birthdaytwins #2not20

Tweet from @hearn27: @cmcdavid97 Happy birthday from your newest fan @EdmontonOilers

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