After a beautiful (but short) summer, it's once again that time of year… That's right, it's time for another season of Okotoks Oilers Hockey! This season won't just be another season though; this season is our TENTH SEASON IN OKOTOKS! As such we have a very exciting season in store for everyone.
After a huge road win in OT in Olds last week, the Oilers will host the same Grizzlys team for our home opener on Friday, September 12th at 7 pm at Pason Centennial Arena. We invite our fans to join us an hour before the puck drops for a kickoff BBQ in the parking lot. The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team has organized a celebratory BBQ in support of Kidsport Okotoks. Nathan's Famous Hotdogs will be served free of charge, but any donations will be happily directed to Kidsport.
Saturday, September 13th will be out Official Tenth Anniversary Kickoff as we play host to the Brooks Bandits at 7 pm. The night will have a western flavour to it, so please feel free to wear your best Stetson and chaps as you come out to support the Green and Gold. We will have a special guest appearance by AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk as well as live music by the 2013 country music fiddle player of the year – Denis Dufresne. Our game sponsor, Smithbilt Hats, will be selling their world-famous Calgary White Hats for $20 each with $10 from every purchase going directly to the Oilers Organization to help keep the players out on the ice. To top things off, Okotoks Sobeys has graciously donated lots and lots of cake to help everyone celebrate in style!
We can't wait to kick things off on Friday, and we hope to see you at the rink!