For nearly 40 years, the Calgary Flames have been bringing ice hockey excitement to the people of Alberta. The team started in 1980 when an acquisition allowed for the Atlanta Flames to be moved to Alberta. During their first decade as the Calgary Flames, the team made it to the postseason every year. In this time, they managed to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals twice against the Montreal Canadiens. In the '00s, the team made it again to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004. At the beginning of the '10s, the Calgary Flames celebrated two major milestones. One was their 10,000th goal in the history of the franchise, and the other was their 3,000th game as a team in the NHL. In recent years, the Flames made it to the postseason in the 2014-15 season. It is an exciting time to be a Flames fan and to cheer them on from the stands while they see what heights they will reach this season! Get your tickets at Stubhub.
When does the Calgary Flames' season begin?
The preseason starts in September with the regular season beginning in early October. The playoffs typically begin the second week of April in the following year.
Who is the head coach of the Calgary Flames?
The head coach of the Calgary Flames is Bill Peters. Peters is just now beginning his time as head coach of the Flames after four seasons coaching the Carolina Hurricanes. Prior to that, he has been assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings, head coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
How many home games do the Calgary Flames host?
There are typically 41 home games in the regular season. The first home game of the 2019-2020 regular season for the Flames was against the Vancouver Canucks on October 5th.
Who are the Calgary Flames' main rivals?
The Calgary Flames have several rivals. The most notable ones would likely be the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Of those teams, their most intense rivalry is the Vancouver Canucks. The Flames play against the Canucks more than any other team, and their competition against each other runs deep. The Flames beat the Canucks in the first round of playoffs for the Stanley Cup in the 2014-15 season, and each game between the two teams has been a battle since.
Who is the Calgary Flames' most well-known player?
Most would likely agree that the greatest player to ever be a member of the Calgary Flames is Jarome Iginla. He recently retired after 20 years in the NHL, 16 of those years as a defining player in the Flames. He holds several all-time records with the franchise. Those include the number of games played (1219), game-winning goals (83), overall goals (525) and points (1095). Iginla was a six-time All-Star for the Calgary Flames and represented Canada as a two-time Olympic winner. He was a well-respected captain for the Flames as well as scoring 30 or more goals across 11 games consecutively. Iginla is currently under consideration for the Hall of Fame.
What is the Scotiabank Saddledome?
The Scotiabank Saddledome is a venue located in Calgary. The Saddledome was built in 1983 and was utilized in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The venue has the capacity to hold nearly 20,000 Calgary Flames fans. For a comparison, Madison Square Garden in New York has the capacity to hold about 18,000 ice hockey enthusiasts.Back to Top
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