Watch above: The entire 1984 Stanley Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers team is reuniting at Rexall Place Friday night. Shallima Maharaj speaks to Jari Kurri about the event that has the City of Champions buzzing.
EDMONTON – The City of Champions continues to celebrate like it’s 1984, as the Edmonton Oilers 1984 Stanley Cup champions’ reunion rolls on.
For days, various events have taken place around the Capital Region, marking the 30th anniversary of the big win.
It’s all leading up to Friday night’s Oilers 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion which will take place at 7:30 at Rexall Place.
Most of the 1984 championship team and staff, including Oilers legends Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson, and Glen Sather, will reunite in Edmonton for an evening of storytelling and memories. The event supports the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Alberta Health Services announced a new outpatient clinic opening at the Stollery has been named in honour of the 1984 Edmonton Oilers team.
The $15.8 million Edmonton Oilers Ambulatory Clinic brings more than 40 clinic services under one roof, allowing patients to see multiple specialists at one location.
On Friday morning, Global News’ Shaye Ganam caught up with several former Oilers at one of the many reunion events – a special breakfast at the Westin.
“It’s like we haven’t missed a beat,” said Grant Fuhr. “It’s like we’ve picked right up from yesterday.”
(Watch: Shaye Ganam interviews former Oiler Grant Fuhr at the Oilers 1984 celebration breakfast.)
He said the team members were excited to take part in the reunion.
“Everybody jumped at the chance,” said Fuhr.
“We were a big happy family then – we still are.”
“We like catching up and some of the old stories come back,” he added with a smile.
Fuhr also said the warm welcome from fans has been wonderful, especially since Edmonton is his home.
“It’s fun to see. We had a great run here and the fans were a great part of that. So, it’s fun to see them again.”
And, for him, the 1984 win still stands out as a career highpoint.
“It’s a highlight…. to win one at home.”
The 1984 Oilers stopped by the Stollery Friday afternoon before preparing for the big event at Rexall.
(Watch: Hockey greats who are part of the Oilers 1984 celebration tour were at the Westin Friday morning.)