Well, there’s no turning back now! Hockey is officially upon us with the World Cup starting today and Oilers Rookie Camp underway, while our brand new arena is officially open for business with the first two concerts this weekend! The good times are rolling in Oil Country and it’s time for our weekly social recap.
#YOUNGSTARSThe top young Oilers prospects plus several hungry free agents reported for Rookie Camp earlier this week before flying to Penticton for the annual #YoungStars Classic! Our boys got off to a fantastic start last night as 2016 fourth-overall pick Jesse Puljujärvi scored twice and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Vancouver’s rookies. We take on Calgary’s young guns tonight before finishing the event Monday afternoon vs. Winnipeg. Make sure you’re following edmontonoilers on Snapchat for an exclusive look at the tourney, and for the first time ever we’re live-streaming all of our games on Facebook!
Pre-tournament games are in the books and it’s time for the real action to begin! The Oilers have four players competing at #WCH2016
, with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins suiting up for Team North America
, and Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera playing for Team Europe
. Todd McLellan and Jay Woodcroft are coaching #TeamNA
, while Peter Chiarelli is a co-GM. Draisaitl closed out pre-tourney action with a bang on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in a win over Sweden. His second of the three goals was a jaw-dropper, as he fooled Mattias Ekholm and Henrik Lundqvist. Captain Connor and RNH play Finland on Sunday night, and we’re hosting a viewing event at @RogersPlace
! Make a $5 donation to the Oilers Community Foundation
and come check out our new home to watch the game on the massive scoreboard.
It was another week jam-packed with milestones at #RogersPlace
as we took a tour of the beautiful Oilers locker room on Wednesday and hosted Keith Urban
for the building’s first concert on Friday! The country music superstar tweeted a pre-show video as he marvelled at the new venue, and then he closed out his show in our jersey!
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
How do you make menial tasks like mowing the lawn fun? Create an oil drop out of grass, of course! Shout-out to Oilers fan Adamo this week for his beautiful creation! 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!