Skip to content

NHL, NHLPA donate $100K to benefit Alberta flood relief efforts

Jul 11, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

albertafloodgetty Getty Images

The NHL and NHLPA announced that they will jointly donate $100K to benefit Alberta flood relief efforts by the Canadian Red Cross, according to the Canadian Press.

The Calgary Flames’ Saddledome endured heavy damage from the flooding, prompting the team to make a seemingly bold claim that the arena will be ready for the 2013-14 season. League commissioner Gary Bettman wanted to focus on the toll the disaster had on the community, rather than the hockey club, though.

“We’ll worry about the Saddledome as we get into the summer,” Bettman said. “The human toll really deserves the attention first.”

Donations are coming from the NHL foundation and the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund, according to the CP.

Latest Posts
  1. Video: Canucks score three in 7:06 to take commanding lead in Calgary

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Calgary Flames - Game Four Getty Images

    Vancouver looking to avoid elimination for the second straight game.

  2. Lightning go away from Drouin in Game 5

    Apr 25, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    He made his postseason debut in Game 4.

  3. Video: Some skill, a lot of luck for Caps’ Holtby

    Apr 25, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    close

    Keep this bounce in mind in the third period.

  4. Burrows will travel with Canucks following Game 6

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:58 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows, Kris Letang Alex Burrows, Kris Letang

    He’s been ruled out of the series due to a rib injury.

  5. Here are the two finalists for Kraft Hockeyville

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    HockeyVille

    Kudos to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

  6. WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak, Ryan Strome AP

    New York, Nashville and Vancouver are all facing elimination today.

  7. Pens CEO says Johnston, Rutherford won’t be fired

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

    Mike Johnston Mike Johnston

    Both were in their first season with the hockey club.

  8. Report: Malkin invited to Worlds

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Yevgeni Malkin #11 of Russia skates against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Getty Images

    He helped Russia win gold last year.

Featured video

Plenty of pressure on Blues
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. Z. Kassian (2967)
  2. S. Weber (2544)
  3. K. Letang (2462)
  4. M. Fisher (2330)
  5. A. Burrows (2304)
  1. C. Ehrhoff (2065)
  2. S. Crosby (1960)
  3. M. Giordano (1945)
  4. T. Hamonic (1928)
  5. D. Carcillo (1875)