It is being reported on the Edmonton Oilers website that the Oil are going to be the first NHL team to have cheerleaders.
"The Edmonton Oilers are proud to announce they will be making history as the first Canadian NHL team to launch a Cheer Team, and in doing so joining the company of the 23 other NHL teams. With a goal to amplify the already electric in-game entertainment line-up for fans at Rexall Place, the Edmonton Oilers Cheer Team will at the same time also significantly augment participation at events and community functions throughout Oil Country.
“This is another example of the Oilers responding to the wishes of our valued customers,” said Patrick LaForge, Edmonton Oilers President and CEO. “The Oilers Cheer Team will elevate the level of entertainment and further enhance the in-game experience. In addition, Oilers Cheer Team will also be active contributors in the community reaching out with special events and fundraising initiatives throughout Oil Country."
We have wanted to see proper ice girls since before we were born. Ice girls and Oilers hockey go together like Pabst Blue Ribbon and a hangover. And just in time to entertain the newly minted Oilers too.
Please Oilers. For heavens sake make this awesome.