From a special visitor at Oilers practice, to a new contest with Sport Chek, to a hardcore fan shaving his beard in exchange for a puck, it was another exciting week in the Oil Country social media sphere!
The Oilers welcomed a very special guest to practice on Thursday as Markus Auger had his wish fulfilled by Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta. The seven-year-old, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, dreamed of coming to Rogers Place to meet the Oilers and skate with Connor McDavid. Not only did he get to do all that, Markus was given the final shot during the team's end-of-practice shootout, and he scored on a beautiful wrist shot past Cam Talbot before getting mobbed by the entire Oilers squad. It was a heartwarming day for the team that we were honoured to document on our social channels.
New contest time! We've teamed up with our friends at Sport Chek to hook one lucky Oilers fan up with an exclusive fitness experience! All you have to is check out the promo videos featuring Oilers conditioning gurus Simon Bennett, David Pelletier and Joel Schneider, and tell us with #MyBetter which friend or family member you'd bring along with you for the experience. You could win a training session with Simon, David or Joel, as well as gear from Sport Chek.
Our #HockeyTalks campaign continues as we get ready for our annual mental health awareness night next Friday as the Pittsburgh Penguins come to town. Stay tuned to our social channels this week as we give fans who can't make next Friday's game a chance to win a signed puck for helping us promote this important cause.
GIFS OF THE WEEK
Connor McDavid's sensational sophomore season continued this week as he scored a jaw-dropping goal last Sunday against the Nashville Predators! Relive the highlight-reel play from the NHL's leading scorer with our weekly top GIFs segment.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
There was absolutely no doubt about who to feature in this week's fan spotlight! Nick Cordell is an Oilers fan from the St. Louis area, and he brought a sign to Tuesday's game saying he'd shave his glorious beard if Connor McDavid flipped him a puck during pre-game warmup. The captain made it happen and Nick stuck to his word, shearing his beard and sharing his fresh face with the world. Want to see your photos or videos in our spotlight next week? Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts!