WHAT A START! The Oilers couldn't have hoped for a better beginning to the 2016-17 season as they opened with back-to-back wins over the provincial rival Calgary Flames. In this week's #OilCountry social media roundup, we look back on the two victories vs. Calgary, update you on a pair of contests we're running with our corporate partners, bring back the top GIFs of the week and feature some fans sportsing hard in our spotlight.
One of our favourite parts of the #BattleOfAlberta is seeing so many Oilers fans invade enemy territory at the Saddledome! We can't help but think all the support in the visiting building helped spur the boys on to a sweep of the home-and-home series to start the season.
We have a winner! Congrats to Tanya Hawrylenko, who picked up her free Oilers window decal at her local Canadian Tire, stuck it on her door and got an assist from her kids to submit her #BacktoHockey photo. Tanya has won tickets to Sunday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, two signed jerseys and $1,000 to spend at Canadian Tire!
Our #BrickBestSeats contest is back and bigger than ever - literally! We've created four massive bobbleheads, which will be on display in The Brick's neighbourhood of Rogers Place behind Section 117. Whenever you're at an Oilers home game, visit the bobbleheads, take a photo with them, submit it to us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, tag #BrickBestSeats and you could win tickets to the next game, $100 to spend at #TheBrick and the miniature versions of the bobbleheads with which you took your photo! Can't make it to a game? We'll be bringing the bobbleheads to stores across the Edmonton area with more chances to win, so stay tuned for those dates!
GIFS OF THE WEEK
With the regular season underway, we're bringing back our GIFs of the week segment! There were SO MANY highlights to choose from in the victories over Calgary, but we're going to focus on Patrick Maroon's historic first goal, as well as Connor McDavid's magnificent penalty-shot goal that even had Gretzky shaking his head.
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
While our beloved Oilers were kicking off their season this week, Canada's beloved baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are taking on the Cleveland Indians for a berth in the #WorldSeries! Some sports fans may have been conflicted about what gear to rock when both teams played on Friday, but not Randy, Becca and Darryl! Want to see your photo or video in our spotlight? Include @edmontonoilers in your tweets and Instagram posts, or upload them on our Facebook page.