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Flames honour Canadian Olympians Thursday

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According to Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun on Thursday, the Calgary Flames honoured 50 Canadian Olympians in a pre-game salute prior to their game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Among the Olympians were two gold medalists--hockey player Meaghan Mikkelson of Regina, Saskatchewan and bobsledder Kaillie Humphries of Calgary, Alberta.

However it was two speed skaters who were chosen to participate in the ceremonial faceoff. They were multi-Olympic medalist Denny Morrison of Chetwynd, British Columbia and his speed skating teammate Gilmore Junio of Calgary.

Morrison won a silver medal in the men's 1000m speed skating event and a bronze medal in the men's 1500m speed skating event. Junio's selection was worthy because he gave up his spot in the men's 1000m. Junio, who also participated in the 500m, believed Canada had the best chance to medal if Morrison competed over him. Morrison fell at the Canadian Olympic Speed Skating Trials, giving Junio a spot in the distance.

The Flames lost 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings and it was two American Olympians who starred for Los Angeles. Goaltender Jonathan Quick had a shutout and captain Dustin Brown notched a multi-point game (game winning goal and an assist).

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