With the AHL season kicking off (if that’s the right turn of phrase for hockey) Friday, the Stockton Heat have announced their opening day roster.
Following the first game of the 2018-19 season, it sounds like the Calgary Flames may be missing one of their defensive stalwarts.
Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith has a reputation for having really fun, colourful masks and goalie gear. He has different masks and equipment for the Flames’ home and road uniforms. With the vintage jerseys back as third jerseys, he had a new mask made to go with that jersey, too.
Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic was conspicuous by his absence at Thursday afternoon’s practice.
The Calgary Flames have finalized their season-opening roster and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat, are getting closer to nailing down theirs.
A common trope in the NHL – any professional league, really – is the “welcome to the NHL” moment.
As we wait official roster updates from the Calgary Flames, some practice news from our pal Pat Steinberg: the rookies have new jersey numbers. Dillon Dube swapped his training camp #59 for #29, while Juuso Valimaki has traded #42 for #8.