Coming out as a gay man in major sports leagues has long been a barrier left unbroken until Luke Prokop, then under contract with the Nashville Predators, felt he would be his best on the ice when he could bring his whole self to the game and to his life. In October the Edmonton Oil Kings acquired Luke in a trade with the Calgary Hitmen.
On April 9, 2022, the Edmonton Oil Kings will hold their first Pride Night in a 2pm afternoon game with the Red Deer Rebels at Rogers Place. To help celebrate the day the Oil Kings organization reached out to several Edmonton 2SLGBTQ+ organizations to be involved and benefit through selling limited edition Oil Kings Pride T-shirts, an exclusive Oil Kings Pride themed mystery puck and auctioning off game-used Pride hockey sticks.
Proceeds from ticket sales through the special link below as well as the draw will go to the following organizations:
Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS)
EMCN: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Pride Centre Of Edmonton
Pride Corner On Whyte
Capital Pride Edmonton
Tickets are just $20 and include an exclusive interview with Luke Prokop. You can get tickets here: