Apr 19, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; General view of the face off between the Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Disaster Strikes the City of Calgary and the Home of the Flames

There is sad news coming out of Calgary today. Mother Nature has indeed been very unkind to Canada. As many as 100,000 residents in the Calgary area have been forced to evacuate due to intense flooding from the torrential rains and rising rivers.

TSN is reporting that parts of the Scotiabank Saddledome, home to the Calgary Flames have been ruined due to the flooding in Alberta.

According to several reports, the water has now reached the luxury boxes. The locker rooms are completely submerged. The JumboTron, as well as other equipment resting on the arena floor has been ruined thanks to the rising water in the building.


This was a view of the Saddledome at 9:00 a.m. this morning.

Canadian forces are currently in the process of deploying 1,200 troops to help aid the relief effort in the hardest hit areas of Alberta according to TSN.

If you live in one of the affected areas, and need to know where you can go, please visit our friends at Flame For Thought, as they have a number of reception centers listed on their site.

This is a time when all rivalries should be left on the ice and real life should be allowed to take over. Whether you are a loyal Flames fan, a proud fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning, or any other team in the NHL right now, this is the time where we all need to come together as one big hockey family and support each other in this time of need.

We here at Bolts By The Bay have not only the Calgary Flames organization, but all of the people in the community that are being affected by this flooding in our thoughts and prayers.


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