An outdoor shinny game organized by the Edmonton Oilers drew about 300 fans to Hawrelak Park on Sunday.
The team used Twitter to spread the news about the surprise match.
"It was a great turnout," said Oiler Jordan Eberle.
"I think we tweeted it a couple of hours before we did it and we're not surprised that the Edmonton fans showed up. They're passionate about their hockey and it's great to see."
The team plays their first game Sunday in Vancouver. The home opener is on Jan. 22nd against the San Jose Sharks.