Tonight will be a historic night in Edmonton. For the first time in Canada, the Edmonton Oilers will have NHL cheerleaders during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Little is known about the cheer team. All we know is that there are 19 of them between the ages of 19-28 and "athletic girls in good physical condition".
The Edmonton Oilers website features a pretty epic video to pump you up for the cheer team's debut. It shows you their uniforms, as well as reveals that there will be more brunettes than blondes on the team.
Let's hope the Sportsnet cameras do their job tonight and let viewers at home meet the new cheer team as well.
Usually reserved for struggling hockey markets, many NHL teams already feature cheerleaders, or girls wearing short dresses/skirts to shovel snow during stoppages and plays.
What do the readers think? Is this a good idea to have in Canada? Is the new "cheer team" a good fit for the young Oilers and franchise? Let us know what you think after it takes you 7 minutes to scroll down.