April 12 2014 10:15AM
It's an off-day today. The Flames are traveling to Vancouver for Game 82 tomorrow. The Heat are resting after a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Oklahoma City Barons (the Baby Oilers) last night.
There's a big double-header on Sunday: Heat/Barons at 2pm MT on Sportsnet 360, then Flames/Canucks on Sportsnet West at 7pm MT.
For giggles, let's take a quick gander at the roster of the playoff-bound Abbotsford Heat.
April 11 2014 10:14PM
The Flames entered tonight's game poised to finish off their home schedule in style. Unfortunately, the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the party, taking a 5-3 decision to push the Flames to "just" a .500 record at home. The difference-maker was a fairly uninspired first period and a few lapses in the defensive zone.
Here's how it shook down.
April 11 2014 05:00PM
And it's official.
The Calgary Flames have formally announced the signing of NCAA standouts Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold to entry-level contracts. Both are expected to meet the team in Vancouver and may be in the line-up for Sunday's finale against the Vancouver Canucks.
April 11 2014 04:26PM
Alright folks, I know we are all a little buzzed from
the teasing of the OFFICIAL news that our loveable group of try-hards is about to get an extra special dose of hobbit magic. BUT. There is still a game to play before that against the Winnipeg Jets. We are going to have a whole lot more on the big day in a little bit but in the meantime, there is still another hockey game to be played tonight.
So, consider this Gaudreaustmas Eve, but first your parents are making you go to church. And Kevin Westgarth is giving the sermon.
Lineups and abbreviated preview after the jump!
April 10 2014 11:00AM
Gang, it all comes down to this. This afternoon, the Boston College Eagles attempt to advance to the NCAA Championship game on Saturday when they play the Union College Dutchmen. It'll definitely be the last couple collegiate games for Flames 2010 fourth rounder Bill Arnold, but it may also be the final collegiate appearances for one Johnny Gaudreau.
You may have heard of him.
A win sends Arnold and Gaudreau to the championship game. A loss perhaps sends them NHL contracts and an NHL appearance this weekend.
Either way, the stakes are high as one (or both) of the Calgary Flames top prospects seek to end their NCAA career(s) in style. The game goes at 3pm MT on TSN2.