Local Oilers fans can now be excited about more than just the playoffs.
The 9th annual Oilers Hockey Clinic is coming to Grande Prairie for the first time ever.
“I wanted to go to Grande Prairie just because we haven’t had a chance to go to that neck of the woods,” said Brad Ellard, Senior Manager of Fan Development for the Edmonton Oilers. “It’s just nice to come up to a city that supports us.”
They’ll be taking on 100 kids, aged seven to 13, free of charge and participants will be chosen through a ticket lottery. Both boys and girls are welcome to register.
“If you entered and you didn’t get in, we’ll let you know that’s the case. If you entered and you got in then we’ll give you more information and you go from there. Just get the name in the hat and hopefully you get picked,” Ellard added.
The registration deadline is Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
The clinic includes on-ice sessions, dryland training, concussion management sessions and nutrition clinics.
For those who are not chosen to participate, or who aren’t between the ages of seven and 13, there is a free Community Kick-Off BBQ May 26.
Ellard says if their playoff run is cut short, there will be current players attending. Either way, alumni will be present, however, Ellard is unable to confirm at this time who they might be.