Not NHL hockey, although it’s interesting to see teams without bonafide #1 C make the playoffs (Jokinen for Cammalleri anybody?), but there are a few Flames and Calgary connections still playing.
Firstly, the Worlds are going on in Germany where a record crowd of over 76,000 came out to see Germany beat the USA. Canada has two Flames: Girodano and Bourque; USA has two: Nystrom and Moss; and now Sweden has one: Mikael Backland who just got the call late this week.
The Calgary Hitmen also made a huge third period come from behind victory on their march to win this year’s Memorial Cup. You can watch that tournament on Sportsnet.
So cheer on your fellow Calgarians/Flames. It covers the pain of seeing Cammalleri thrive….