With veterans away in China, opportunity knocks for David Rittich

Following the 2015-16 hockey season, David Rittich took a gamble. A product of the Czech Republic and four-year veteran of their pro hockey leagues, he had found a comfort zone and some success in his native country. But seeking a challenge, he rolled the dice and signed a deal with the Calgary Flames organization.


Post-Game: Flames lose shootout in Shenzhen

The Calgary Flames made history on Saturday afternoon in Shenzhen, China. They played their first games outside of North America since their 1998 trip to Tokyo, Japan. After digging themselves a 3-0 hole in the first period, the Flames managed to battle back and force overtime. But they couldn’t finish the job, losing 4-3 to…