Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

All four Flames prospects advanced to the semi finals of the World Juniors. Yan Kuznetsov and the Russians took on Team Germany, winning by a surprisingly narrow margin of 2-1. For Team Canada, Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier helped eliminate the Czech Republic 3-0. Team USA also advanced over Slovakia, but Dustin Wolf did not … Continue reading Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

After a slow day at the World Juniors with all four Flames prospects having the day off, Tuesday was the opposite with all four in action. Dustin Wolf and USA thoroughly defeated the Czechs by a score of 7-0, though Wolf spent the entire game on the bench. Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary and Canada took … Continue reading Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

We are at about the midway point of the group stage of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, with every team having played at least two of their group stage matches. At this point, some major storylines are emerging around players on each team, with certain players standing out positively, others seeming less good than … Continue reading How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

On the second day of this year's World Junior Championship, three Calgary Flames prospects played. Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier took on the Germans with Team Canada, while Dustin Wolf took on the Austrians with Team USA. Both games were decided well before the final buzzer, with both the United States and Canada dominating their … Continue reading Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

The World Juniors officially kicked off yesterday. Two Flames prospects were in action in the nightcap between USA and Russia. Game recap In a game billed as a battle between two of the top goalies in the tournament, both started off shaky. The Russians got on the board first, with Vasili Ponomaryov, a Carolina Hurricanes' … Continue reading Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland

Hockey is officially back in Alberta's capital as the World Junior Championship opened with country versus country hockey action with two tune-up games to kick off the international tournament. A Calgary Flames prospect saw game-action too, as their 2019 7th round pick Dustin Wolf suited up for United States in the second game of the … Continue reading Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland

Several Calgary Flames prospects could crack 2021 World Junior Championship rosters

The annual World Junior Hockey Championship (WJC) is almost upon us. Every year the tournament offers fans and teams alike to get a glimpse at the game's best young talent outside the NHL. This year’s tournament will begin on Christmas Day, with the final being played on January 5th, 2021. After seeing the success the … Continue reading Several Calgary Flames prospects could crack 2021 World Junior Championship rosters

Dustin Wolf on training hard and making the Calgary Flames roster as soon as possible

During the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, 217 players were selected. It took all the way until the 214th pick, nearly at the end of the seven round before goaltender Dustin Wolf was selected by the Calgary Flames. After his 2018-19 campaign with the Everett Silvertips, Wolf's resume was as impressive as they come for goaltenders. … Continue reading Dustin Wolf on training hard and making the Calgary Flames roster as soon as possible

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity

In sports, trades are inevitable. There is a good chance your favourite player on your favourite team will one day play for another team. But what happens when a player plays for different country? Pride and glory for one nation, heartbreak for another. There are few pains greater than seeing the wrong flag draped over … Continue reading Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity