Flames’ hard worker gets fire helmet

When the Calgary Flames want to honor one of their own for his effort, they do it in a way that also recognizes those who battle flames for a living.

After the Flames engaged in a team-building exercise with the Calgary Fire Department earlier this season, Chief Bruce Burrell gave them a helmet from the department. The Flames have decorated the helmet, which now bears logos for the CFD and the club. And after a game, the team picks a hardest-working player to wear the helmet.

“We think our values are consistent with their values,” Burrell said. “We’re proud to be able to support them in some small way.”

It’s a mutual admiration society with the team and the firefighters.

“The first connection with ‘Flames’ is fire,” coach Bob Hartley said. “Police, firefighters … to me, they’re the ultimate people. They put their lives on the line every day. They’re teaching us about teamwork and lessons of life.”

H/T Puck Daddy