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Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: So begins the second half for some, first half for others

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: So begins the second half for some, first half for others

Pelletier, Zary come up short with Canada as Wolf and Team USA take gold at the World Juniors

After winning their respective semifinal matchups, Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary, and Dustin Wolf were right back at it facing off in the gold medal game. In a typical close game between the two rivals, USA defeated Canada by a score of 2-0. After dominating all tournament, Canada were stifled by the American defense and Spencer … Continue reading Pelletier, Zary come up short with Canada as Wolf and Team USA take gold at the World Juniors

Pelletier, Zary, Wolf advance to gold medal game, Kuznetsov to play for bronze

With all four Flames prospects at the World Juniors advancing to the semifinals on Saturday, they were back in action last night looking to book their spot in the gold medal game. Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary, and Canada took on Yan Kuznetsov and Russia in a rematch of last year's final, while Dustin Wolf and … Continue reading Pelletier, Zary, Wolf advance to gold medal game, Kuznetsov to play for bronze

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

Zary and Pelletier impress, Kuznetsov responds after rough start on day three of the World Juniors

The World Junior Hockey Championships continues to roll along, and yesterday featured a great slate of games. Three Flames prospects were in action Sunday. Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier played on the same line for Canada, and played well for the team as they beat Slovakia 3-1. In the late game, Yan Kuznetsov skated for … Continue reading Zary and Pelletier impress, Kuznetsov responds after rough start on day three of the World Juniors

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

Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Hockey is officially back in Alberta’s capital as the World Junior Championship continued with pre-tournament action last night. Three Calgary Flames prospects featured in the afternoon tilt between Canada and Russia, Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary suiting up for Canada, and Yan Kuznetsov suiting up for Russia. Canada won the game 1-0 and generally looked to be … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Yan Kuznetsov is a must-watch Calgary Flames prospect at the 2021 World Juniors

In the last World Juniors, the Calgary Flames only had Dustin Wolf playing backup for Team USA. This time around, the Flames will be properly represented at this year's World Junior Championships taking place in Edmonton. Joining Wolf will be Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier for Team Canada, and Yan Kuznetsov for Team Russia. Both … Continue reading Yan Kuznetsov is a must-watch Calgary Flames prospect at the 2021 World Juniors