The Edmonton Oilers had some special guests on the ice for Friday’s practice: cute dogs!
As part of the team’s partnership with the Edmonton Police, the Oilers promoted The Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit. The pups interacted with the players and chased some pucks. Sometimes they even chewed on said pucks too!
Multiple times during the session, players tried to stickhandle around the canines.
The dogs treated it like a game of fetch and were so happy.
The players also played tug of war with the canines.
Before the session started, the dogs sat in the stands and really wanted to go out on the ice.
— Gene Principe (@GenePrincipe) March 3, 2017
— EPS Canine (@EPSCanine) March 3, 2017
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 3, 2017
The Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit also announced this week that they had made trading cards of the canines so that the community could better get to know these heroes.
The Oilers’ practice with dogs follows an emotional ceremonial puck drop earlier this season by Corporal Nero, a bomb sniffing dog, in Anaheim.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 4, 2017
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