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AYE, AYE, SKIPPER!

Heat captain Byron Froese looking to make a splash with the big club when camp opens

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

Leadership comes in many forms.

From the quiet types to the rah-rahs, hands on or otherwise, every good skipper is keen to be in the vanguard of locker-room culture.

To teach, and inspire others.

At 29, Byron Froese is in the prime of his playing career with the goal of making it big in the NHL.

But he's also a captain.

A great one.

The ultimate conduit between young and old teammates in a class one stop below.

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POIRIER HONOURED BY QMJHL

The Flames prospect has been named the QMJHL's Defenceman of the Month

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Flames prospect Jérémie Poirier has been tabbed as the QMJHL Defenceman of the Month for November.

The Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC native posted 10 points in seven appearances last month.

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HO, HO, HELP US OUT!

Flames alumni collecting toys again to brighten up Christmas for families in need

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames Alumni will be kicking off their annual toy drive beginning on December 4th from 4:00pm-9:00pm at the Scotiabank Saddledome as they join the Calgary Hitmen at 'Teddy Bear Lane.' From the donations, holiday hampers will be created and delivered to families in need by members of the Calgary Flames Alumni and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) on the morning of December 24th.

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WOLF INVITED TO USA HOCKEY WJC CAMP

The netminder is one of 29 players invited to the final camp before the tournament

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Flames prospect Dustin Wolf has been named to USA Hockey's selection camp for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The netminder, drafted in the seventh round in 2019, is among 29 players invited, with 25 players being named to the final roster in December.

The tournament is set to kick off on Dec. 25 in Edmonton and will run through until Jan. 5.

Full 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Schedule

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KUZNETSOV NAMED TO RUSSIAN PRELIMINARY WJC ROSTER

The defenceman has joined the group in Novogorsk

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Flames prospect Yan Kuznetsov has been named to Russia's preliminary roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The tournament will take place in Edmonton, without fans and in a bubble environment, from Dec. 25 to Jan 5. Russia's team is set to arrive in Alberta on Dec. 13. They are currently holding their final evaluation camp in Novogorsk, Russia with 28 players in attendance.

With the IIHF announcing the cancelation of five lower-level under-20 tournaments, there will be no relegation or promotion from the 2021 tournament.

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FUTURE WATCH UPDATE - 30.11.20

A look at how Flames prospects are doing in their respective leagues

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

With several leagues in Europe and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League starting their 2020-21 seasons, the Flames have several prospects playing this fall:

QMJHL

Jakob Pelletier - Left Wing - Val-d'Or Foreurs

3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points in 9 games

Pelletier will be attending the Hockey Canada World Junior evaluation camp in Red Deer until Dec. 13 - in 2 games at camp, he has 1 goal and 2 points

Jérémie Poirier - Defence - Saint John Sea Dogs

5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points in 15 games

Ryan Francis - Right Wing - Cape Breton Eagles

6 goals, 15 assists, 21 points in 15 games

Liiga

Juuso Valimaki - Defence - Ilves

2 goals, 17 assists, 19 points in 19 games

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DRESSED TO IMPRESS

Check out the full new Reverse Retro Blasty kits

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

Talk about straight fire!

The guys will wear the Blasty Reverse Retro jerseys 2-4 times this upcoming season. Here are a few more facts about the kit:

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HAPPY CAMPERS

Pelletier, Zary making noise at Hockey Canada World Junior evaluation camp

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Through two games at the 2020 Hockey Canada National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, Flames prospects Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary have been standouts in the forward group.

Pelletier, playing on Team Red, has two points in his pair of appearances and sits tied for the lead in team scoring while Zary, suiting up for Team White, is second in scoring among all skaters with four points through his two skates.

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FUTURE WATCH UPDATE - 23.11.20

A look at how Flames prospects are doing in their respective leagues

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

With several leagues in Europe and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League starting their 2020-21 seasons, the Flames have several prospects playing this fall:

QMJHL

Jakob Pelletier - Left Wing - Val-d'Or Foreurs

3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points in 9 games

Pelletier will be attending the Hockey Canada World Junior evaluation camp in Red Deer until Dec. 13 - in 2 games at camp, he has 1 goal and 2 points

Jérémie Poirier - Defence - Saint John Sea Dogs

5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points in 15 games

Ryan Francis - Right Wing - Cape Breton Eagles

6 goals, 15 assists, 21 points in 15 games

Liiga

Juuso Valimaki - Defence - Ilves

2 goals, 15 assists, 17 points in 17 games

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