September 16 2014 09:40AM
It was the 2008 rookie tournament in Camrose when T.J. Brodie first caught my attention.
The team’s fourth-round pick that year quickly flashed his puck-handling skills and his smooth skating ability while playing mostly beside big, lumbering blueliner Matt Pelech.
He made his share of mistakes, as kids
with that kind of natural talent tend to do. He was caught too far up
the ice on occasion, and got a little cute with the puck at times
when he should have just made the safe play, flipped it off the glass
and out. But you could see the raw potential.
September 15 2014 09:02PM
The Calgary Flames entered the final game of the Young Stars Classic hoping to leave Penticton with a winning record.
Mission accomplished, as the Flames regrouped after an uneven first period and were opportunistic in the second period to stake themselves to a lead. They ultimately closed out the tournament with a 6-1 win over the host Vancouver Canucks, who ended up losing all three games at their own tournament.
September 15 2014 12:13PM
The final game of the Penticton Young Stars Classic tournament for your Calgary Flames will also be the final game of the tournament as a whole, as they face-off against the host Vancouver Canucks (6pm MT; Fan 960 and Flames.com webcast).
Hopefully there's no line brawl..
The Flames split their two games thus far, with a 6-4 win over the Jets and a 4-3 loss to the dang Oilers. The Canucks have yet to win a game at their own tournament, with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers and a 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets. The Canucks are desperately going to try to get a win to save face, while the Flames would love to make up for a penalty parade that cost them their game on Saturday night.
September 13 2014 11:24PM
The Flames and Oilers crossed paths in the first installment of this year's Battle of Alberta, pitting their top prospects against each other. The unfortunate result for the boys in red was a 4-3 setback.
And it was entirely preventable, with the culprit being the many, many power-plays their undisciplined play gave the Edmonton Oilers.