The Oilers' lucky charm goes out

Oilers’ lucky charm goes out


Edmonton Oilers lucky charm and fan Ben Stelter, who cheered on and watched the team on their most recent playoff run, has died of cancer at the age of six years old.

Young Ben was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, last March.

An unforgettable evening

March 24 , the young warrior lived an unforgettable evening. Stelter joined his idol Connor McDavid and the Oilers in their game against the San Jose Sharks. Prior to the duel, he positioned himself alongside McDavid for the national anthems. He finally attended a press conference after the 5-2 victory of “his” with striker Zach Hyman.

“Well, you are a true warrior and an inspiration to us. Your inner strength, your determination, your courage and your friendship have shone all over the hockey world and especially within our team. I will miss your greetings before games. All our thoughts and support go out to the Stelter family,” Evander Kane said via the Twitter platform.

“We mourn the passing of our dear friend, number one supporter, lucky charm and inspiration, Ben Stelter,” wrote the Oilers on Twitter.