From Monday’s #NHLTrade
deadline, to Tuesday’s first-ever game between McDavid’s Oilers and Eichel’s Sabres, to #WCH2016
roster announcements on Wednesday, to #HometownHockey
in St. Albert this weekend, it’s been one crazy week in Oil Country! As always, we’ve got you covered with our weekly social media roundup.
The travelling hockey road show known affectionately as Rogers Hometown Hockey
has made its way to St. Albert this weekend! The two-day festival in the Edmonton suburb will feature concerts, appearances from Oilers icons Mark Messier and Ryan Smyth
, and will culminate with Sunday night’s game between Edmonton and Winnipeg. We strongly encourage you to stop by and check out all the fun!
contest in partnership with The Brick
is back by popular demand! Oilers fans who live in the Edmonton area or are planning to visit in the coming weeks can visit a participating location, snap a photo on the featured furniture item and send it to us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to enter to win a $1,000 gift card to The Brick, gold seats to an upcoming game and a view of pre-game warmup from the penalty box. The grand prize is a $5,000 GC, tickets to the final Oilers game at Rexall Place, $200 in Oilers bucks and a team-signed commemorative stick! Good luck!
GIFs OF THE WEEK
It wouldn’t be our weekly social wrap in Oil Country without some love for rookie sensation Connor McDavid
! The Oilers defeated the Sabres in dramatic overtime fashion to open their road trip on Tuesday, with McDavid scoring just 22 seconds into the game and then again in sudden-death to secure the victory. The win was even sweeter for Connor since his parents were in attendance to celebrate with him.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
With Buffalo so close to Southern Ontario, droves of Oilers fans made the trek to watch their team take on the Sabres on Monday, providing us with plenty of ammo for this week’s featured fans section. Get your photos into our spotlight by including @edmontonoilers
in your tweets and Instagram posts, or posting them on our Facebook page