EDMONTON, Alb. - After the Bissell Centre tweeted that the homeless population could use the hats, the Oilers Entertainment Group responded -- delivering 800 hats to the Bissell Centre, Hope Mission, and Operation Friendship, who distributed them to those in need of some extra warmth in the cold weather. It was also a chance for Oilers fans that are down on their luck to sport some gear they can’t afford.
Most importantly, all of Oilers Nation was able to bond through one of hockey’s most unique celebrations.The playoffs may be over for the Oilers, but they’ll have a lot more fans wearing orange and blue next season.
Darren Brennan, a spokesperson for the Bissell Centre, told the CBC, "It's connecting the celebration of the playoffs to the people of the inner city who may not feel included in that. It's a great symbol in how we are all the same."
Watch the video to see how a hat trick spread from the stadium to the city.