Brandon Hickey, Mason McDonald invited to Team Canada's 2016 World Juniors selection camp

Ari Yanover
December 01 2015 09:15AM

Happy December! The final month of the year means two things: it's Christmas time, as the holiday season and commercialism really ramps up; and, more importantly, it's World Juniors time.

That's right! From Dec. 26, 2015 to Jan. 5, 2016, 10 of the best hockey nations in the world will converge on Helsinki, Finland to find out whose children are the best of them all. Canada will, of course, be one of those nations.

But first, they've got to build a team. And two Flames prospects have the opportunity to be a part of it. Brandon Hickey and Mason McDonald have been invited to Team Canada's selection camp, which runs from Dec. 10-13.

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Calgary Inferno claim CWHL's top spot in goal-filled weekend

Ari Yanover
November 30 2015 04:00PM

inferno win

You know the saying "It was 4-1"? It's in reference to the Toronto Maple Leafs' inability to close out their playoff series to the Boston Bruins back in 2013, despite entering the third period with a 4-1 lead. It was 4-1, and they lost it.

For the Calgary Inferno, this past weekend's theme was "It was 4-0". And while the scores didn't stay 4-0, the Inferno came away with two victories, and now sit alone at the top of the CWHL.

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5 Prospects We Need To See In Calgary This Season

Ryan Pike
November 30 2015 02:00PM

The Calgary Flames are dead-last in the National Hockey League. At this point, it's probably time to start thinking about the future. In order to figure out the future, the Flames probably need to do what they have in previous years when the wheels fell off their season: bring some kids up and try them out.

With that in mind, here are five prospects that we need to see in a Flames jersey this season for evaluation purposes at the NHL level. (Or merely to keep the "always earned, never given" mantra alive in the organization.) The list is based on a combination of players that deserve to get a look and players that probably need to get a look.

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Monday Heat Musings: Signs of Life

Mike Cadarette
November 30 2015 12:00PM

This week might’ve been one of the best of the season for the Heat despite losing two of three. People love to use the cliché “complete game,” but there are few phrases that can describe what the Heat did this past week as accurately as that.

It was a week of positives in almost every aspect of the team, it’s nice to see some change, finally. It hasn’t been an easy year as Stockton continues to toil in the underbelly of the Pactific division, so all we can hope for are signs of life.

Here are some thoughts and observations for your reading enjoyment.

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How much better should the Flames be?

Pat Steinberg
November 30 2015 10:16AM


The first two months of this season for the Calgary Flames have been absolutely dreadful. No one, not even the Edmonton Oilers, has a worse record than Calgary's 8-14-2 mark (both teams share the exact same record, in fact). After the excitement of last season, this year has been a disappointment at best, and one that has caught many Flames fans off guard. Most believe this team is capable of more than they've shown, but is that accurate?

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