McDavid in McCauley
The McCauley Community League received a phone call in late September from Mosaic Entertainment, an Edmonton-based, multi-platform production company. They were hired by the Edmonton Oilers to produce a video that will be played at all Oilers’ home games as the players come onto the ice.
Paul Bock, the producer for the video, viewed several outdoor rinks throughout Edmonton, but chose the McCauley rink because he was impressed not only with the nice boards and rink surface, but also because it features a beautiful view of the downtown skyline.
When asked if they could use our rink, we were glad to help out. I told him that the Edmonton Oilers is one of our McCauley Community League’s working partners, and we would be glad to be a part of the video. My next question to Paul was, “Who is going to be coming to rink for the video?”
He continued to explain that they wanted to shoot Connor McDavid, the 2015 first round pick by the Edmonton Oilers, and the first overall pick in the draft. For anyone who follows hockey, they would understand my reaction of my jaw dropping and my heart pounding with excitement.
On Wednesday, October 5, Paul Bock, Michael Maxxis (Director), and the rest of the Mosaic crew showed up at 5 p.m. with movie cameras and lights to set up. At 6:30 p.m., Connor McDavid was at the rink taking shots with pucks, doing some fancy stick handling, and showing his talents – demonstrating why he is the best hockey player today in the NHL.
Curious neighbours stopped to watch, and after Connor McDavid was done he took pictures and signed some autographs. The night was special, and we hope that the video will bring smiles to all who watch it. If you’re interested in viewing the video please go to the Edmonton Oilers’ website (nhl.com/oilers) and look for the 2016-17 Oilers opening video, or you can view it on our Facebook page.