Sports Teams in Calgary

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames is a professional ice hockey team from Calgary, Canada. The team is affiliated with both the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team is the third professional ice hockey team that represented Calgary City just after the Calgary Tiger in 1921 to 1927 and the Calgary Cowboys in 1975 to 1977. The Calgary Flames was established in Atlanta, Georgia in the year 1972 as the Atlanta Flames, after they transferred in 1980 to Calgary. Their first home arena was the Stampede Corral, and they played for three seasons there after transferring to their current home arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome in 1983.

Calgary Stampeders

Considered as the third oldest active football franchise in the Canadian Football League, the Calgary Stampeders is a major professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They mainly competed in the West Division of the Canadian Football League. Their home arena is at McMahon Stadium where they play their home games. The team was established in 1945, though there were other football clubs in Calgary that started as early as 1909. They have a record of 19 Western Division Championships and one Northern Division Championship.

Calgary Roughnecks

The Calgary Roughnecks is a professional box lacrosse team from Calgary, Canada. The team is affiliated with the Western Division of the NLL or the National Lacrosse League. Their home games are played at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The name of the team was based from the roughnecks that are working in drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry of Alberta. The fans of the team tenderly call them the Riggers. In 2001, the team was awarded an expansion franchise in the NLL. Since the expansion, the team has proven themselves as among the best teams in the league. The Roughnecks won the Champion’s Cup twice, with the recent one last May 2009, as they conquered the New York Titans at their home arena of Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary Hitmen

The Hitmen is a professional hockey team that joined in the 1995-1996 season in the Western Hockey League. Since then, the team has been playing for 22 seasons and has made it into the playoffs 18 times. The Calgary Hitmen was able to capture seven division titles (1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2015). They have also won three Eastern Conference titles (1999, 2009, and 2010) and bagged the Ed Chynoweth Cup two times in the 1999 and 2010 seasons.

The Hitmen holds a number of WHL attendance records and by 2004-2005 seasons, they were the first team in history of the Canadian Hockey League to have an average of ten thousand fans every game. The team also holds a single-game record at WHL and CHL with over 20,888 fans attended at McMahon Stadium, which was also the biggest outdoor game of the league.

Calgary Foothills F.C.

The Calgary Foothills is a professional soccer club from Calgary, Alberta. They are a member of the Premier Development League. The club was established initially as a youth club in 1972 and in 2015, they entered the Premier Development League as a franchise. The home games of the club are played at Glenmore Athletic Park. The team’s first Premier Development League game was held last May 17, 2015 against the Puget Sound and won the game with a score of 2-1. In 2015, the team came in 4th in the Premier Development League’s Northwest Division with a record of 3-2-7, and they weren’t able to reach the playoffs.