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Flames name assistant general managers Friday

Craig Conroy
Craig Conroy
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According to the Canadian Press on Friday, the Calgary Flames have named Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall as their assistant general managers effective immediately. Conroy and Pascall will be working for general manager Brad Treliving who was named the Flames general manager on April 28.

Conroy and Pascall will also be working closely with Mike Holditch who has been with the Flames as their assistant general manager since 2010. Conroy was a special assistant to General Manager last season, while Pascall was the vice-president of hockey operations for Hockey Canada and working closely alongside Hockey Canada's former president Bob Nicholson.

Pascall is also known throughout the hockey world as the husband of Canadian Olympic gold medalist Cassie Campbell. Campbell, who won a gold medal in women's hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, was recognized as one of the best defensemen in the world at the time.

Conroy meanwhile played for the Flames from 2000-2004 and again from 2006-2011. He was part of the Flames team that advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 before losing out to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven dramatic games.

While working in the Flames organization since his retirement, Conroy has remained active with the Flames Foundation for life and has had a significant role with the managerial hockey operations of the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. The Heat were the top minor league affiliate for the Flames before moving to Glens Falls, New York in the offseason. It will be interesting to see how active Conroy will be in Glens Falls because interestingly he is a native of Potsdam, New York.

In other Flames news, former Calgary Flame defenseman Robyn Regehr of the Los Angeles Kings is likely to play in game two of the 2014 Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night against the New York Rangers. Regehr has been injured since suffering an injury in game one of the Western Conference semi-final against the Anaheim Ducks on May 3.

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