September 18 2014 11:30AM
Last week was the precursor. The real thing starts today.
The Calgary Flames officially kick off their 2014-15 training camp today at Winsport. 65 players will report. By the time everything's said and done on October 7, that number will be trimmed down by 42 - to the opening 23-man roster.
Here's a quick-and-dirty look at the 65 men vying for roster spots over the next few weeks.
September 17 2014 10:43AM
The Calgary Flames look to close out prospect camp on a positive note. They'll have their hands full when they return home and visit Father David Bauer Arena to tangle with the University of Calgary Dinos, arguably Canada's second-or-third-best university team.
The Dinos are preparing to begin their season, while the Flames won two of three in Penticton, including laying down a whupping on the lowly Vancouver Canucks. Now they face their latest challenge, facing the team from the university that churned out graduates who write for this site. (Go Dinos!)
I'm 80% sure the only way to watch this game is live, as I don't believe the Flames or Sportsnet are broadcasting it.
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.