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Calgary Flames Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
Collectibles require special treatment and we have just the products for you! Our USA-made Calgary Flames Display Cases are made of top quality acrylic and are perfect for holding team pucks, a hockey jersey or a full-size hockey helmet. Each of our cases comes complete with a free engraved Calgary Flames logo.
History Of The Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames have not always been in Calgary. The team originally joined the NHL in 1972 as the Atlanta Flames as part of an expansion that included the New York Islanders. The Flames were named in honor of a historic Civil War event that saw the city of Atlanta virtually destroyed by a fire that was started during the ‘March to the Sea.’ The original owner of the Flames was Tom Cousins who also owned the NBA Atlanta Hawks. Although the Flames were a much better team than the Islanders by comparison, the team lost money on a steady basis which pushed Cousins near bankruptcy.
A group of Canadian investors bought the team and moved it to Calgary for the start of the 1980-1981 NHL season. The Flames became the third professional hockey team to call the Southern Alberta city home following the Calgary Tigers (1921-1927) and the Calgary Cowboys (1975-1977). There has been a long time rivalry between the two largest cities in Alberta dating back many years and involves the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. Moving the Flames to Calgary extended the rivalry and pits the hockey team against the Edmonton Oilers in what has become known as the Battle of Alberta.
The team colors are red, gold, black and white and they play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
There have been a number of top players in the history of the Flames and they include Jarome Iginla (1995-2013), Al MacInnis (1981-1994), Theoren Fleury (1988-1999), Lanny McDonald (1981-1989), Miikka Kiprusoff (2003-2013), Joe Nieuwendyk (1986-1995), Mike Vernon (1982-2002) and Kent Nilsson (1980-1985).
The Flames appeared in Stanley Cup playoffs in six of the eight seasons they were in Atlanta and won one Stanley Cup since moving to Calgary (1988-1989) and also have 3 Conference Championships, 2 President’s Trophies (1987-1988, 1988-1989) and 5 Division Championships.