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!
GIFS OF THE WEEK
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!
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
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!