September 09 2013 10:10AM
It's been a long wait, but today Miikka Kiprusoff officially announced he will be retiring from NHL hockey. The 37 year old had a rough end to his career with Calgary, stumbling badly during the lock-out shortened season and then putting the kibosh on a trade deadline swap that would have seen him go to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
September 08 2013 02:19PM
The Calgary Flames have had a nice trip to Penticton, having won both of their games. Now they have the chance to run the table when they face the winless San Jose Sharks. Game-time is 6:30pm MT and you can experience all the action via streaming video on the Flames site or on Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
The Sharks lost to the Canucks 3-2 on Thursday and the Jets 5-3 on Friday, while the Flames beat the Oilers 5-2 on Thursday and the Canucks 4-1 on Friday. Can the Flames keep their foot on the proverbial gas on Sunday evening?
September 08 2013 11:25AM
The Nations Network sent Kevin McCartney and Brett Martin from Jets Nation to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. They're evaluating your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.
The Flames continue to impress in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 9-3 through two games. Against a disorganized, under-prepared Oilers group, the Calgary kids looked dominant – controlling play, pace, and, of course, the puck for almost the entire contest. To be honest, I wasn’t convinced the Calgary squad was as good as they looked given the disarray they played against.
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.
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.