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Calgary Flames Down-Lo Dec 26


 

The Calgary Flames are back in action tomorrow night as they host the Edmonton Oilers at the Saddledome. Will you be watching the Battle Of Alberta? In case you’ve forgotten about the last game against the St. Louis Blues, here’s a recap to remind you why we, as Flames fans, should still be smiling.

While you’re waiting for tomorrow night’s game, you can watch junior hockey at it’s finest. It’s that time again, the World Juniors have begun as we all sit back and watch these up-and-coming players work for their countries and possibly for a spot on the NHL rosters. TSN has a game tracker where you can keep tabs on all your favorite teams.

Yes, as I type, I am sitting in front of my tv, watching the Czech/USA game because Jon Gilles is starting in net for Team USA. Gilles is a Flames prospect who is a big body at 6″5″ and 215lbs. He was a third round pick for Calgary in the 2012 entry draft. According to Hockey’s Future, Gilles has 5 shutouts, 2.08 GAA, and a .931 sv% with a record of 17-12-6 this season. This is not his first trip to the World Juniors. Gilles was the backup goalie during the IIHF World Juniors last year. This year, he gets the nod as starter for Team USA.

As well as Team Canada, I will also be closely watching Gilles and Team USA this year in the World Juniors.

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