Hockey-starved fans jumped on a bus at 11 p.m. Thursday so they could see the Oilers' farm team play in Abbotsford B.C.
The Oklahoma City Barons are playing the Abbotsford Heat on Friday and Saturday nights.
The games give fans a chance to see young Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in action. The three are playing for the Barons while the NHL lockout keeps the Oilers off the ice.
The CBC's Min Dhariwal is in Abbotsford and filed this report.