Oil + Octane

Our Oilers welcome Canada's first NHL cheer team, the Octane

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

19 beautiful young ladies stepped out onto the ice at Rexall Place tonight, to perform as Canada's first cheer team in hockey. The squad, christened Oilers Octane, will appear at Oilers home games, special events, and charity functions as ambassadors of both Edmonton and the Oilers Hockey Club.

Meant to "enhance the in-game experience," according to Oilers president Patrick LaForge, Octane are nothing new to the National Hockey League though, joining 23 other squads in the league. All south of the border. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Calgary jumps on board.

Aged 18-29, the ladies competed amongst more than 100 hopefuls, and were selected with the help of some of the Oilers' wives. All but two are from Alberta, including 13 from the Edmonton area. You can watch videos, check out photos, or buy Octane merchandise at their official club page.

By the way, the Oilers lost 4-1 to the Maple Leafs. Fuck.

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