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FEATURE: Glenn Anderson returns to his charity event as Honourary Chair

After starting the charity event 30 years ago, the Oilers Hall of Famer never knew how much it would impact his life

by Jessica Kent / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The year was 1989 and, like his teammates, a 28-year-old Glenn Anderson went on to start a charity.

"Thirty years later who knew this wo­uld exist," Anderson exclaimed, talking about the Cross Cancer Institute Golf Classic. "The whole team had at least one charity and we supported each and every one. Our team and our dynasty were part of the community - we were part of Edmonton and Edmonton was part of the Oilers."

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ALUMNI: Simpson charity classic celebrates 30th anniversary

Oilers alumni Craig Simpson's Never Say Never Charity Golf Classic & Night of Hope on August 7-8 marks 30 years in support of Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society (SCITCS)

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Former Oilers left-winger Craig Simpson doesn't need a crash course on the benefits the sport of golf can have in bringing people together for a good cause.

Attending the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON Celebrity Pro-Am on Tuesday, the Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster is under a week away from celebrating the 30th anniversary of his own tournament - the Craig Simpson Never Say Never Charity Golf Classic & Night of Hope on August 7-8 in support of Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society (SCITCS).

"I was 21 years old with the Oilers," Simpson said of his charity tournament's origins. "Ted Green, our assistant coach, had asked if I would mind meeting with a group who had just started trying to help people in Alberta live more productive lives and help them through the devastation of a spinal cord injury."

Video: 1-ON-1 | Craig Simpson

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Edmonton Oilers Alumni announce scholarship recipients

Two outstanding students named as 2018 Al Hamilton Scholarship recipients

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers Alumni are excited to announce the 2018 recipients of the Al Hamilton Scholarship: Irina Ilic and Andrew Li, both of Edmonton, AB. Established in 2001, the Al Hamilton Scholarship is awarded annually to students from Northern Alberta who excel in academics, athletics and community service. Recipients receive $2,000 per school year to a maximum of $8,000 over four years.

Al Hamilton, the first captain in Oilers history, wore the 'C' for four seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) and excelled as a defenceman and leader. As an integral and founding member of the Oilers Alumni Association, Hamilton has consistently given back to the city that cheered him on through his playing career. It is these core values that the scholarship was founded on. When Hamilton's #3 Oilers jersey was retired, his fellow Alumni created the scholarship in his name and it has since helped many deserving students further their education.

"Each year, I am more and more impressed by the accomplishments of the students applying for this scholarship," said Hamilton. "Our youth continue to show that the future is bright and this year's recipients truly reflect that. Their passion for education and their communities are second to none. I look forward to watching their academic careers grow and seeing how they continue to give back to their communities through University and beyond."

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ALUMNI: Minor hockey in Spruce Grove helped shape Fuhr's legendary career

Oilers alumni Grant Fuhr reflects on his storied NHL career and learning the game in his hometown and prior to induction into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Before the Edmonton Oilers made their transition to the National Hockey League from the World Hockey Association in 1979, a young Grant Fuhr from Spruce Grove, AB strapped on the pads for the first time.

"There wasn't a whole lot of people that wanted to try it, and I thought the equipment looked kind of cool," Fuhr said to EdmontonOilers.com. "I tried it out the first day and liked it, and I've stuck with it ever since."

Little did he know at the time that a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, four Stanley Cups, a Vezina Trophy and his name on a rink in his hometown were waiting for him following a storied Oilers career of 10 seasons, 534 games and 300 wins.

That's not even counting the other 11 seasons.

Just short of 15 years since his call to the Hall, Fuhr will earn a place among Alberta's hockey greats when he's inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 22 at the AHHF Awards Gala in Canmore.

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FEATURE: Napier, Oilers Alumni face off against Alzheimer's

Former Oiler Mark Napier's connection to the Alzheimer's FaceOff Pro-Am this weekend hits closer to home following his father-in-law's lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

Former Oilers right-winger Mark Napier and his family remember Jim Hughes as a man of many talents.

A gifted athlete, a skilled card player (despite being a bad bluffer), and a man who could always whip up the most delicious Sunday dinners complete with Yorkshire Pudding, his unwavering love and support for his family helped instill within them a strong sense of home and togetherness.

But the father-in-law they knew slowly faded as time passed during his long battle with Lewy Body Dementia, a form of Alzheimer's Disease that followed Jim until his death at the age of 90 in October of 2015.

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RELEASE: 2018 Al Hamilton Scholarship Award now accepting applications

The Oilers Alumni group announced that they are now accepting applications for the annual Al Hamilton Scholarship Award

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

(Edmonton, AB) -The Edmonton Oilers Alumni group announced today that they are now accepting applications for the annual Al Hamilton Scholarship Award. Applications for this prestigious recognition will be accepted until May 31, 2018. High school students and prospective university or college students in Northern Alberta are eligible to apply. Al Hamilton, the first captain in Oilers history, wore the 'C' for four seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) and excelled as a defenceman and leader. The Al Hamilton Scholarship Award is granted annually to students from Northern Alberta who excel in academics, athletics and community service. This year, there are two scholarships available for two deserving students. The value of each scholarship is $2,000 per school year to a maximum of four (4) years, equating to $8,000.

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TAIT: Oilers Alumni embrace World's Longest Hockey Game

Oilers Alumni members cheer on 251-hour hockey marathon

by Cam Tait / EdmontonOilers.com

Family Day came to a close Monday evening as the sun tucked itself away, but Dr. Brent Saik was, once again, embraced by the tight-knit unit known as the hockey family. Dr. Saik, Edmonton Oilers optometrist, held the World's Longest Hockey Game on his family property southeast of Sherwood Park, affectionately known as Saiker's Acres. The game, which lasted for a staggering 251 hours and nine minutes ended shortly after 7:00 PM on Monday night, an unofficial world record. The final score was 1,830 for the red team and 1,692 for team white. Shots on goal? Get this: a total of 12,819.

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FEATURE: Edmonton pays tribute to 84-85 Oilers

Sunday night, the 1984-85 Oilers were honoured at Rogers Place with a big celebration after being voted the greatest team of the century

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

EDMONTON, AB - As smoke filtered in from the tunnel, the 1984-85 Oilers, albeit a bit greyer than those days of their youth, filtered in as well - hoisting the Stanley Cup, passing it from teammate to teammate.

It was a blast from the past, and amidst the lights and smoke you could say it was almost like a dream.

The 1984-85 Oilers were voted by NHL fans as the greatest team of the century. Such an honour demanded a big celebration, and Sunday evening in Edmonton provided just that.

Video: 85 OILERS | Celebration Recap

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FEATURE: Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation honours Dave Semenko

Oilers legend's legacy immortalized on and off the ice with EOCF and Sport Central initiatives 'Dave's Drive' and 'Put a Lid on a Kid'

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Forever known as the Oilers protector on the ice, Dave Semenko's legacy will now also be immortalized off it with the Dave Semenko Legacy Project.

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Oilers Foundation Donates $325,000 in Support of Semenko Legacy Project

The EOCF announced an initial investment of $325,000 to Sport Central in support of the Dave Semenko Legacy Project with financial support from the NHL and NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today an initial investment of $325,000 to Sport Central in support of the Dave Semenko Legacy Project with financial support from the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams fund. The EOCF has committed to fund two Sport Central initiatives: Dave's Drive and Put a Lid on a Kid over the next 10 years

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