This time we flew to Calgary again. Upon arrival, we rented a car from Hertz for the weekend so we could go back to Edmonton and Red Deer which is located right in the middle of them.
So we decided to go get some early dinner since we were hungry from flying all day. It really wasn't so early because we gained two hours due to the time zone change there. They're on Mountain time.
As for eating, we went to the Husky House restaurant which is part of a gas station but knowing from past experience in Canada it's a good place to eat. As expected, we weren't disappointed.
After we ate we took a ride into Centre Ville which is how they refer to downtown. We drove around for a while to try and see if we could bring back flashbacks of 1998. In matter of fact, we vaguely did. The skyline looked familiar in particular with the Calgary tower standing out.
After doing that we noticed a casino that was within walking distance of the Saddledome. So we found a free parking spot on the street nearby and we were good for the night.
We went into the Stampede Casino which I know for a fact didn't exist back in 1998.
We spent an hour or so in there then we braved the elements as we took the short walk to the game.
It was also the first time these two teams played each other. The Barons just came into the league this season. The Heat have been around only a few years as well.
It would have been better if the Flames were home but it still gave us a chance to see the Saddledome again.
With overtime looming, Alexandre Giroux of the Barons lit the lamp with just 1:06 left in regulation that proved to be the game winner as the Barons added an empty net goal with 42 seconds left to seal the deal.
The Barons won, 3-1!
After the game, we drove to Red Deer to spent the night as we got ready for a big hockey day on Saturday.