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Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames play in the National Hockey League (NHL), which is the highest level of hockey in North America. Teams from both Canada and the United States travel all over the continent to play against each other in hopes of being the best.

The Calgary Flames began in 1980 when the Atlanta Flames relocated to Calgary. The new Calgarian team sold a record-breaking 755 standing-room season tickets to the Flames games at the Stampede Corral.

The team had an amazing first decade, making it to the Stanley Cup Final game twice and winning the second time in 1989. The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded to the winning NHL team of that season.

In 1983, the Calgary Flames began playing in the new Saddledome arena, which is where they still play today.

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Thanks to Alexandra Hutchinson for help with this guide. If you want to suggest a correction to this guide, or want to submit one of your own, please contact us.

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TIES is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kanai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.