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#SocOILmedia: January 21, 2017

Oilers Skills Competition, #FanFlight contest and more in this edition of our weekly social media blog

by Ryan Frankson /

It was another busy, exciting week across #OilCountry with our annual Skills Competition on Sunday and the second half of our six-game homestand! We also launched a big-time contest that will end with a long-distance fan winning a trip to Edmonton to watch their favourite team in action. Enjoy this week's social media roundup!


What an awesome time we had last Sunday at the Oilers Skills Competition presented by Rogers! The players showcased their talents in front of a packed house at Rogers Place and also snapped some selfies in between events. Drake Caggiula provided one of the best moments, dressing up as Drake the Canadian rap superstar for the breakaway challenge, while Patrick Maroon's son Anthony also got in on the festivities.

Couple handsome beards and some great fans! @patmaroon #oilers

A photo posted by Eric Gryba (@grybes02) on

Guys are buzzin! #skillscomp @edmontonoilers

A photo posted by Oscar Klefbom (@oscarklefbom) on


Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: What a smile! #OilersSkills

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Accuracy champ? THE NUGE! Congrats to our #HometownHockey selfie winners Ryan & Daniel! #OilersSkills

So, uhh, Drake just dressed up as Drake for the #OilersSkills breakaway challenge!

A photo posted by Edmonton Oilers (@edmontonoilers) on

Thank you @edmontonoilers for letting Anthony participate, he definitely did better than I would have done!!

A photo posted by Patrick Maroon (@patmaroon) on



Do you have an Oilers-obsessed cousin in Newfoundland? Maybe a buddy studying abroad in Europe? Air Canada wants to fly one lucky fan to Edmonton to watch their favourite team in action! Tell us why your friend or family member deserves this VIP experience by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram posts, or by tweeting us with #FanFlight.


Milan Lucic was a one-man wrecking crew for the Oilers against the Nashville Predators on Friday night, dropping the gloves for a spirited scrap, delivering a thundering bodycheck behind the net and then scoring the equalizing goal in the third period that allowed the team to get an important point. Our top GIFs this week are dedicated to the big winger's big night!

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Two goals (Arvidsson & @MattHendy26), two fights & we're knotted at 1-1 through a physical 40 mins. #NSHvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Looch lowers the BOOM. #NSHvsEDM 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Perfect pass, perfect finish. #NSHvsEDM 

 Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: FIRED UP! #NSHvsEDM


With a long six-game homestand in the books, we're shining the fan spotlight this week on some great shots of our new home! 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 @TanjaBaker1: One of my fave views from the game last night! @EdmontonOilers @RogersPlace #oilers #history #epic Tweet from @hockeydadcc: It's finally happened! At the beautiful @RogersPlace place watching my favorite team @EdmontonOilers #thesuitelife Tweet from @hjwallace1: So excited! @RogersPlace to see MY @EdmontonOilers #GOILERS Tweet from @jlockhart89: @EdmontonOilers @RogersPlace Jayden's ready for his first ever Oilers game! He'll be the loud one in section 211!

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