Oilers, Oil Kings and Capitals create magic at Capital EX
Players enjoy fun morning on the rides with special kids & their families
|Oilers Tom Gilbert, Ladislav Smid & Zack Stortini enjoy a ride on the Merry-Go-Round with Cindy Wolkosky at Monday Morning Magic. (Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club)|
Special guests included Zack Stortini, Ladislav Smid and Tom Gilbert from the Oilers; Mark Pysyk, T.J. Foster, Travis Ewanyk, Klarc Wilson, Michael Burns and mascot Louie the Lion from the Oil Kings; and Capitals mascot Razzle.
“It’s a really fun day here at Capital EX and we’re having a great time,” said Oilers Zack Stortini. “It’s a lot of fun riding on the rides with the kids and seeing the smiles on their faces.”
The players signed autographs, handed out hockey cards and accompanied some lucky fans on the rides throughout the morning.
“We’re here for Monday Morning Magic to get [my daughter] on the rides and to see the hockey boys,” said Paul Wolkosky, father of fair-goer Cindy Wolkosky. “It’s been an incredible morning and it means so much to my daughter to be here.”
Not only were the Wolkoskys able to see the players, but Cindy did one better by having all three Oilers players escort her on the Merry-Go-Round.
Another fan and player favorite was the caterpillar roller coaster.
“It’s great to give back. You see all these guys and they support us and cheer us on,” added Stortini. “They’re really true inspirations to us.”
Also in attendance were the Oilers Copper Jackets, Alumni and Events Team who helped put smiles on the children’s faces throughout the morning with Oilers giveaways.