Observations from Penticton: Flames Capitalize on Confused Oilers

Kevin McCartney
September 07 2013 10:37AM

Photo by Darren Kirby

The Nations Network sent some Jets Nation writers to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. They're judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.

With all the talk of rekindling the Battle of Alberta from Edmonton fans, the opening of the Young Stars tournament was a joyful shot across the bow for the Flames. Their team box remained full and talkative all through the Vancouver/San Jose game, long after even Edmonton Head Scout Stu MacGregor had left the building. The 5-2 score was generous to the Oilers who benefited from an own goal by Ryan Culkin and were out-shot 32-18. Below we'll look at some noteable players and the game they had.

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FGD: In (Prospect) Enemy Territory

Ryan Pike
September 06 2013 03:45PM



Last night, the Calgary Flames got the YoungStars event off to a wonderful start. How? Well, they beat the Oilers by a 5-2 score and largely out-played their neighbours to the north. The challenge for the boys in red will be to continue that momentum one day later, as they face the Vancouver Canucks prospects at 8:30pm MT. While you can experience the action via a stream from the Flames website (or on Sportsnet 960 The Fan), bear in mind that the BC crowd will probably be cheering on the Canucks.

In other words, the boys are in enemy territory and will have to fight their way out.

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Five things: Stop Talking About Winning

Ryan Lambert
September 06 2013 08:48AM

1. Feaster speaks

Just ahead of today's kickoff of the annual (except for last year because, you know, greed) Penticton tournament, Jay Feaster had his first bit of major media availability in a while and, well, it didn't disappoint. That is, if you like Jay Feaster saying hilarious and dumb things. Which I happen to like rather a lot.

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FGD: The (Prospect) Battle of Alberta

Ryan Pike
September 05 2013 02:44PM


Hockey's back, in the form of the Battle of Alberta from Penticton's YoungStars Tournament! The puck drops at 5pm MT and can be experienced via webcast from the Flames website.

Can the Flames start off the prospects tournament on a winning note against the team their kids have (hopefully) been conditioned to hate the most? We can only hope.

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Hockey Is Back: 2013 YoungStars Tournament

Ryan Pike
September 05 2013 11:35AM



After a long, arduous, summer, September is once again upon us and that means meaningful hockey is just around the corner. For your Calgary Flames, the road to the regular season begins with the annual Youngstars Tournament in beautiful Penticton, BC. The folks of JetsNation are in attendance this week and will be sending us regular interviews and scouting reports first hand.

Anyways, four western Canadian teams, and San Jose, gather to see whose rookies reign supreme. Here's a look at the five teams and what fans can expect beginning later this week.

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