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'LEGENDARY' MATCHUP

2019-20 Flames and Flames Alumni to clash in EA Sports NHL20 simulation LIVE on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and CalgaryFlames.com

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 / CalgaryFlames.com

Back by popular demand, the World of Chel has taken over Flames TV.

That's right - another EA Sports NHL20 simulation is coming your way!

With the Flames already earning wins over the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks in the first two sims, this contest presents a new twist with the 2019-20 edition of the roster going head-to-head with an assortment of notable Flames Alumni at the virtual Scotiabank Saddledome Friday at 1 p.m. MT.

 

 

Joe Nieuwendyk vs. Sean Monahan. Johnny Gaudreau vs. Theo Fleury. Mark Giordano vs. Al MacInnis, and so many more great matchups to keep an eye on.

Old-school meets new-school in a contest that surely won't disappoint.

 

 

It's tough to pick a side, we know, but one thing that is for sure is that this will be the only time where you'll be cheering both sides on with every goal, hit and save.

And to make things even more interesting, for the second straight game, we made a call to you - our fans - to enter for a chance to take part in the action and lace up the skates alongside the two clubs.

Once again, the Flames faithful stepped up, with a total of 179 entries! With so many great options, it wasn't easy picking a winner, but two caught the eye of the CalgaryFlames.com staff:

Joe Rino and Colby Myroon - both from Calgary.

Rino is the son of former Flames anthem singer Tony Rino and has the coolest memory of walking out on the ice with his dad and high-fiving Fleury and Jarome Iginla before they hit the ice in the '90s.

He describes himself as an enforcer and requested to skate on a line with Matthew Tkachuk. Seeing the role he plays, we can see why he wants to be a part of the famous Friendship Tour.

Keep an eye on the smooth-skating, right-shot winger, who will wear No. 2 with the famous Gretzky tuck. Rino's favourite number is 23, but with Sean Monahan owning those digits, we picked the next-best thing. It's the National League, after all. Even hot-shot prospects have to work their way up!

 

 

On the other side of the rink, Myroon will skate at centre with Fleury and Doug Gilmour on his wings. Myroon was a Scotiabank Skater before a Flames game in 2010, which he says "automatically made me a fan of the team."

He earned the nickname 'my-goon' during his minor hockey days, never shying away from the physical side of the game, making him a perfect fit for his line.

With the slick smoke visor tint, you can't miss the lefty, who will sport No. 4. While he requested No. 6, NHL legend Phil Housley will continue to rock the figure he made famous here in Calgary and across the league.

 

 

Flames radio play-by-play announcer Derek Wills will have the call, while two-time Juno and seven-time CCMA Award-winner, George Canyon, will get things started by singing the national anthem, accompanied by Flames organist, Willy Joosen.

The action gets underway LIVE at 1 p.m. on Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and right here on CalgaryFlames.com and the Flames app.

 

 

Flames app users: Click HERE to watch the game directly on YouTube.

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