September 12 2011 12:16PM
After falling 6-1 to the San Jose Sharks Sunday night, Flames prospects are back on the ice tonight in Penticton for a game against the host Vancouver Canucks (5 pm, Sportsnet). Both teams lost their openers at the Young Stars Tournament, with the Canucks falling 7-2 to the Oilers in the late game on Sunday. It's an opportunity for a number of Flames to bounce back, most notably goaltender Joni Ortio, who will get the start once again.
September 12 2011 10:52AM
The scene: After a hard-fought prospects game at one of the many preseason tournaments sprouting up across North America, a progressive coach brings a player into his office to discuss the fighting major the player earned the night before in the second period of a 5-1 hockey game.
"Oh, hey, it's good to see you showed up. I wanted to call you in here with regards to that fight that you had last night in our prospects game.
September 12 2011 08:57AM
An OZQoC Chart, pronounced “Oz-Coke” is a visual representation of the situations in which a team's players are used. By combining the following two statistics, a player's role can be determined at a glance, providing the valuable context in which his other statistics can be studied. Quite frankly, it is a necessary first step before any other statistic is even mentioned, which is why it will be the first part of our weekly Black Box statistical summaries this season.
September 11 2011 08:33PM
Tell me if you've heard this before: The Calgary Flames control the balance of the play for the majority of a hockey game, do some good things down low possession wise, and yet come away without a victory. That was very much the same for Flames prospects on Sunday night in Penticton, falling 6-1 at the hands of San Jose to open the 2011 Young Stars Tournament.
September 11 2011 01:22PM
It's our Young Stars version of FGD in Penticton, as it's Flames Prospects Game Day tonight when Calgary's top young players hook up with those of the San Jose Sharks. The game can be seen live on www.calgaryflames.com and we'll have a full recap following the matchup. It's a pretty veteran looking Flames squad as they take part in the first game of the tournament.