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#SocOILmedia March 11, 2017

#MyBetter, #HockeyTalks, GIFs of the Week and more in our weekly social media blog

by Ryan Frankson /

Time for our weekly check-in on the bustling world of Oil Country social media! Our fitness contest with Sport Chek continued this week, while we also brought mental health to the forefront during Friday's game. And, as always, we've got our regular features with our favourite GIFs and fan-submitted content from the past week.


Despite the frigid temperatures across Oil Country, we set our clocks ahead this weekend to signal that spring is fast approaching! The winter hibernation will soon be over and it's time to get out and get active. Our friends at Sport Chek want to hook you up with some elite-level training, as well as $500 worth of fitness gear. Follow the instructions in the post below to enter the #MyBetter contest!


The NHL has done a fantastic job promoting mental health with the #HockeyTalks campaign over the last few years, and we were honoured once again to have this cause as our theme during Friday's game. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Oilers Ladies sold player-signed pucks in support of CASA Foundation's children's mental health initiatives. The pucks sold out quickly, so thank you fans for all your support!

Tweet from @Hrobar4578: Gotta like this puck pulled from the #hockeytalks night at #rogersplace! I have one very happy girl!

Tweet from @jcdavis_1980: My little guy pulled a @Klefbom93 for #hockeytalks night @RogersPlace @EdmontonOilers he's proud kid now.

Tweet from @lindsaydodd: @Drat_29 steps up as part of #hockeytalks with the @EdmontonOilers #firstclass Thank you Leon!

Tweet from @LaurenRodych: Dream team doing our thang. #HockeyTalks

Tweet from @Oil_Foundation: Our 5th annual #HockeyTalks night was a great success raising awareness & funds to support mental health services:

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: "People are talking more & sharing their stories." Mental health was brought to the forefront with #HockeyTalks during #PITvsEDM last night.


What an unbelievable hockey game on Friday night as the Oilers hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins! The home team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game and force a thrilling overtime frame before ultimately falling 3-2 in the shootout. Despite the defeat, Connor McDavid had one of the most dazzling nights of his young career. The captain scored the equalizer in the third period, in addition to a beautiful snipe in the shootout. Here's the proof in GIFs!

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Goals: 23. Points: 75. Game: Tied. #PITvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: CAPTAIN CLUTCH! #PITvsEDM

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: WHAT A SNIPE! #PITvsEDM


When the defending #StanleyCup champs come to town, the fan rivalries come out! Thanks to Jess, Logan and Roger for these great photos. Want to see your photos or videos in our spotlight next week? Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts!

Tonight's going to get heated! #gooilers #gopenguins #brothers #childhoodunplugged #yeg

A post shared by Jess (@jesslynnthom) on

Tweet from @loganlawrence86: Can the ref keep us separated? @penguins vs @EdmontonOilers #mcdavidvscrosby

Tweet from @Tondo79: With piggy-bank now empty this @cmcdavid97 and @EdmontonOilers superfan is ready for tonight's Pens-Oil game! #yeg

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