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#SocOILmedia November 19, 2016

Ryan Frankson wraps up the week on #OilCountry social media with his weekly blog

by Ryan Frankson /

We're back for another week of #OilCountry social media excitement! In this week's social roundup, we fill you in on this year's Skills Competition, check in on the Oilers road trip, share our favourite GIFs of the week and shine the light on same fan posts.



We announced details for this season's Oilers Skills Competition presented by Rogers on Friday! The event will make its Rogers Place debut on Sunday, Jan. 15, with tickets going on sale this coming Friday at 10am MT. Stay tuned to our social media channels over the coming weeks for a chance to win your way in!




The Oilers hit the road this week with stops in Anaheim, Los Angeles and Dallas. Wednesday was a mandated off-day for the team and the Swedes took advantage of the down time to take a bike ride in Santa Monica. Meanwhile, rookie Jesse Puljujärvi showed off the marina view from his hotel room.



Sunny California!

A photo posted by Edmonton Oilers (@edmontonoilers) on


California life!

A video posted by Oscar Klefbom (@oscarklefbom) on


Bonaqua ja losi nyt Dallasia kohti! #bonaqua

A photo posted by Jesse Puljujärvi (@puljuuu) on



When the Oilers travel to Dallas, they stay at the same hotel as the NBA teams in town to take on the Mavericks. On Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies were in town and Patrick Maroon just happened to snag a photo with Vince Carter in the lobby. It was a reunion of sorts for the two athletes, as Maroon tweeted he met Carter "years ago" when his brother Justin won a contest with Gatorade.

Tweet from @patmaroon: Unreal moment meeting @mrvincecarter15 the other day. I remember meeting you years ago when @justin_maroon won the Gatorade contest.#respect 


The Oilers got their offence from their defence during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, as Darnell Nurse scored his third of the season and Oscar Klefbom got his first! Our favourite GIFs of the week are dedicated to these blueline beauties.


Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Helloooooo, Nurse! #EDMvsLAK

 Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: OSCAR! #EDMvsLAK


Little Oilers fans and their proud parents steal our spotlight this week as they cheered on their favourite team! Want to see your photos or videos in our spotlight next week? Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts!

Tweet from @Droneyourhome: Come on #Oilers @EdmontonOilers

Tweet from @FrenchNotNative: @EdmontonOilers watching the game with this guy. #youngestfan #Oilers #Rollcall

Tweet from @RShkrobot: @EdmontonOilers can't wait to watch tonight in Anaheim!!!  Tweet from @askkevanything: MacKenzie Nora McGrath is Home :) and styling in her @EdmontonOilers Tuque. #Oilers

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