Start For Kobasew
September 18, 2001
first round draft pick Chuck Kobasew wasn't even supposed to attend the
Calgary Flames training camp this summer.
As a college hockey player, toiling for the Boston College Screaming
Eagles, Kobasew was prohibited from attending a pro camp until after he
had officially left the school.
made that official in July when he announced his intentions to join
Kelowna of the WHL this year.
those intentions are getting more cloudy by the day.
exhibition game into his professional career, Chuck Kobasew has two
goals to his name, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the
a continued performance like this, Kobasew may force the Flames to
reexamine their intentions for their number one pick.
to a good start
theme to the Calgary Flames upcoming season has to be defence. On this
night they surrendered only one goal on a mere 16 shots by the Minnesota
Wild opened the scoring however, as the newly acquired Andrew Burnette
scored a first period goal near the end of the first period, past
Calgary starter Roman Turek.
Flames tied the score in the second period when 19 year old Chuck
Kobasew scored his first of two goals on the night.
in the period Jarome Iginla notched the game winner, putting the Flames
ahead to stay.
Kobasew mopped things up in the third scoring his second goal on a
Roman Turek started the game for Calgary, stopping nine of 10 shots that
he faced, before giving way to Levente Szuper midway through the game.
Szuper stopped all six shots that he faced. Jamie McLenan played the
whole game for the Wild, stopping 32 of 35 shots.
Teams: Calgary finished 1-7 on the powerplay, while Minnesota came up
empty on four chances.
Calgary Flames solved some of their toughness issue on Tuesday, signing
elder statesman Craig Berube, who finished last season with the New York
Berube’s stature in the National Hockey League is well established,”
said Button. “It is important for us to have Craig and the
qualities he brings to the game, on our team.”
will likely fill the enforcer role for the Flames, and important job in
a division that contains Donald Brashear and Georges Laraque.