The Oilers are on track to use a new, higher-speed train for their home game tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced Thursday.
The new train, which will have a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour and a maximum distance of 5,000 kilometres, will be the fastest available to the team in Canada.
“We’re looking forward to this new train that we can bring to the rink,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said.
“It’s a big step in the right direction.”
The team will start using the new train by the end of next week.
It will be a new train for the Oilers, but they will be using a similar one to the one the Oilers used in 2016 when they won the Stanley Cup.
“It’s great to see the new Train go through the testing and we’re excited to be a part of the program, and hopefully we’ll be able to get on it at the rink next week,” McLellany said.
The Oilers’ last trip to the NHL came in 2014 when they played their first two games at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Oilers won the first game, 4-3, and lost the second, 4:6 to the New Jersey Devils.
The team won the 2017 Stanley Cup in Buffalo, winning it in seven games.