Time to get social in Oil Country! We’re about to embark on a new month, and it’s the last month without hockey! How awesome is that? From participating in the Oil Country Championship Celebrity Pro-Am, to visiting a major tennis tournament in Toronto, Oilers players had quite a busy week of off-season activities. We’ll get you caught up, in addition to shining the spotlight on some loyal fans.
#OILCOUNTRYCHAMPThe big week finally arrived as the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada invaded Edmonton for the inaugural Oil Country Championship at Glendale Golf & Country Club! The festivities teed off on Monday with the Celebrity Pro-Am, featuring a bunch of Oilers players, past and present, as well as musicians Shawn Hook and Brett Kissel. Matt Hendricks’ team won both the Pro-Am during the day and the “Horse Race” competition in the evening. Atta boy, Hendo! The final round of the pro tournament will be played on Sunday and you can snag tickets at oilcountrychampionship.com.
Our Oilers were all over the place this week! Connor McDavid must have some elite-level time management skills as well, as he got to try his hand at baseball with Marcus Stroman and basketball with Andrew Wiggins this week, in addition to stopping by the Rogers Cup
tennis tournament in Toronto. Pat Maroon participated in a hockey camp for kids with Down syndrome and also posted a cute selfie with his son Anthony. Oilers D prospect Caleb Jones is part of the USA Hockey
National Junior Evaluation Camp as he hopes to make the American squad for World Juniors. Lastly, on the training front, Nail Yakupov made us all tire-d with his unique workout and goalie newcomer Jonas Gustavsson got all chained up for his conditioning session.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
What a picture-perfect tweet from this happy family as they celebrate a new arena and a new baby! Also, big thanks to Lisa for sharing some photos from her son’s experience at Oilers Hockey School this week in St. Albert! And even though the spotlight was already on him, shout-out to country music star Brett Kissel for sharing his excitement for the upcoming season! Want to see your photo or video in our spotlight next week? Remember to include @edmontonoilers
in your tweets and Instagram posts, or upload them on our Facebook page