Members of the Calgary Flames, led by Captain Mikael Backlund, look to defeat the mighty Townsend Tigers of the Alberta Children’s Hospital for the first time on Friday, November 17, 2023. The Townsend Tigers are undefeated in all 39 contests against the Calgary Flames. Media are invited to attend the wheelchair hockey game which will take place on the lower level of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Ed Whalen Memorial Gym.

Who: Members of the Calgary Flames vs. The Townsend Tigers
What: 40th Annual Calgary Flames vs. Townsend Tigers Wheelchair Hockey Game
When: Friday, November 17th, 2023
Time: 1:40 p.m. (2nd period of game)
Where: Alberta Children’s Hospital – Ed Whalen Memorial Gym – 28 Oki Drive NW

The Flames versus Tigers tradition began in 1981 and despite their defeats in the gym, the Flames are still winners at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

The Flames continue to build a special relationship with the Alberta Children’s Hospital, which includes the Townsend Tigers wheelchair hockey game, numerous individual player visits and ticket donations and a partnership that helped open southern Alberta’s first free-standing pediatric hospice, the Rotary Flames House, adjacent to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Since the Rotary Flames House opened in 2009, the Calgary Flames Foundation continues to donate annually to support the Rotary Flames House.