Emotional start for the Flames ahead of home opener

It’s all here.



Last week, the tragic that Calgary Flames assistant general manager Chris Snow passed away at age 42 after a lengthy public battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease was announced by his wife Kelsie and the team.

In a statement, the Flames said: “We, along with the entire hockey community, are mourning the passing of Chris Snow. Even while battling ALS, Chris dedicated his life to helping others and he changed the lives of so many.”

The Flames want to make sure Snow is never forgotten and on Wednesday night, ahead of their home opener against the Winnipeg Jets, the team had an emotional start to the season, without Snow, but with his son Cohen. The young boy was there as the Flames lined up for handshakes with him.

During his battle with ALS, Snow always mentioned how he found inspiration in his family. And now Cohen is also there to inspire the Flames going into the 2023-24 season, hoping for major improvements from last year.

What a moment.

He was there again once warm-ups were over. The kid is feeding energy to the Flames.

Snow's family was there at center ice for the ceremonial puck drop. They receive the love from players and the local crowd. Everyone showed their support in a beautiful tribute and standing ovation for Chris Snow. 

May he rest in peace and enjoy the game from up there.

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Source: Sportsnet