Battle of Alberta round one is tonight


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Dave Semenko and Dale Hunter, classic Battle of Alberta rivals

The Calgary Flames host the Edmonton Oilers in round 1 of the 2011-2012 Battle of Alberta tonight. In addition to the big 2 points that the winner will take home tonight, the game is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for a couple other reasons.

Mikka Kiprusoff will be honoured in a pre-game ceremony for his franchise-record 263 wins. He notched his record-setting win in Montreal last week and it puts him ahead of Flames great, Mike Vernon, as the Calgary Flames all-time leader in wins.

The Flames will also be looking to unseat the young Edmonton Oilers who have had a hot start to the season.

And… to add to the fun, Flames centreman Brendan Morrison will be back in action after recovering from off-season knee surgery.

So.. let’s get this going!!

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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