According to the National Hockey League, Hockey Magazine Calgary publisher Rob Suggitt of Edmonton will be making a stop in Calgary on Wednesday when the Calgary Flames host the Dallas Stars at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Suggitt currently is on a trip of a lifetime. He is travelling to 30 games in 30 nights, attending all 30 NHL stadiums with the Calgary/Dallas being the13th game.
Suggitt has already traveled to both New York-based hockey arenas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Boston, Florida, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Arizona, Edmonton and Vancouver. While in Tampa Bay, Suggitt had the chance to meet hockey hall of famer and current Lightning vice-president of corporate relations Phil Esposito, who has the NHL record for most shots on goal in a season with 550. Esposito set the record while playing for the Boston Bruins in 1970-71.
While on the trip Suggitt is raising money for Make-A-Wish, but wants to make it clear that all the costs of his remarkable trip are coming out of his own wallet. As of Tuesday evening, he had raised just over $11,000. To make a donation and read about Suggitt’s trip to date, you can go directly to his website, 30games-30nights.com/.
The Flames meanwhile are in a tight battle for a playoff spot, so the game this evening against Dallas has significant meaning. The Flames currently have 86 points and are tied with the Los Angeles Kings for third place in the Pacific Division and eighth place in the Western Conference.
The fact that the Flames have played so well without their captain Mark Giordano is impressive. Calgary has gone 6-2-2 in their last ten games. After their game against Dallas on Wednesday, they have a five game road trip where they will play in Minnesota, Nashville, Dallas, St. Louis and Edmonton.