Oilers fans are loving the win of the Battle of Alberta, but many are proud of the success on the eve of Edmonton Oilers icon Ben Stelter’s sixth birthday.
Stelter, who has a type of brain cancer known as glioblastoma and has become an absolute fixture for the city and the Oilers, turns six today, May 27.
Many fans hoped the Oilers would nail home a win against the Flames in honour of Ben’s upcoming birthday, and when they did, some fans went wild.
— Mike Stelter (@m_dan25) May 26, 2022
— Ethan VanVaals (@ethanvanvaals) May 27, 2022
Ben’s dad saw the video of fans at the ICE District and said, “You guys are the best! Thank you!!”
— Mike Stelter (@m_dan25) May 27, 2022
There’s one reason I’m happy the Oilers won this series
I hope you’re having a great night, Ben❤️
— James Johnson 🔥 (@JamesJohnsonYYC) May 27, 2022
— x-Justin (@justinbridges28) May 27, 2022
Add a new chapter to the Battle of Alberta.
That was one for the ages.
— •Min Dhariwal• (@MinDhariwal) May 27, 2022
We mean, in addition to the Oilers’ love for Ben, there’s even a “Play La Bamba Baby” sign just off the Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton in a nod to Ben’s saying of the playoff. Edmonton LOVES him!
Fans are eagerly awaiting for Ben to make his next appearance at a home game, when the Oilers eventually take on the winner of Colorado and St. Louis, with Game 6 of that matchup set for Friday evening.