It’s pretty much go time here in Oil Country as our brand new arena Rogers Place officially opened its doors this week and the players have arrived back in town ahead of training camp! This will probably be the last week for our off-season tracker section, and as always we shine the spotlight on our awesome fans who are pumped for the new season to begin.
#ROGERSPLACEA decade’s worth of dreams for the Oilers, City of Edmonton and hockey fans across the region finally became reality this week as Rogers Place officially opened its doors! The ceremonial grand opening was held on Thursday night, with some special guests in attendance that included The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, and Oilers chairman Daryl Katz. And today we celebrate the Public Open House, with nearly 60,000 people expected to tour the beautiful building.
Pre-tournament action at World Cup of Hockey 2016
started on Thursday as Team North America
, featuring Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, took on Team Europe
, featuring Andrej Sekera and Leon Draisaitl. Just prior to the game, #TeamNA
named McDavid as their captain, and the Oilers highlights continued after the puck dropped as RNH scored during their 4-0 victory. The real tournament starts one week from today!
The off-season is officially over as Oilers players arrived in town this past week and started informal skates at Rogers Place’s Community Arena. Milan Lucic picked up some shiny new Ford
wheels for the season, Zack Kassian tossed a throwback to one of his summer rides, Patrick Maroon showed off his son Anthony’s awesome birthday present, Jordan Oesterle gave a shout-out to his summer training crew, and Andrew Ference joined our good pal Joey Moss at the annual Uniquely Me
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
This week’s fan spotlight shines on some of our beloved season-seat holders, who received their ticket packages in the mail this week and, of course, took to social media to celebrate the occasion. Get your photo or video in our spotlight next week by including @edmontonoilers in your tweets and Instagram posts, or upload them on our Facebook page!