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Where's the Calgary Flames golden hard hat?

The Calgary Flames made the green hard hat a staple for fans during the 2003-04 season. The hat, a tradition brought into the Flames dressing room by Craig Conroy from St. Louis, is awarded to the player who went the extra mile in a Flames win -- the unsung hero some games, star of the game on other occasions. The hard hat is back for the 2005-06 season only this time it is shiny and gold.

Despite the retiring of the green hard hat, which has been sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, the tradition lives on in the gold hard hat. Following each Flames win, the player who currently holds the hat, presents it to the player he deems worthy of the fancy lid. The presentation is made right after the game and the player must wear the hat during media interviews -- for television, print and radio. The hat then rests in that players' locker until it is presented after the next win.

We'll track the whereabouts of the hard hat throughout the season for Flames fans, posting the list of winners in our newsroom

Hardhat winner Date and Game Logic
F Stephane Yelle Oct. 7, a 3-1 win in Columbus Gritty effort by veteran leader in Flames first win
G Miikka Kiprusoff Oct. 15, a 3-0 win over Edmonton Kipper records frist shutout of the season
D Dion Phaneuf Oct. 20, a 3-1 win over Edmonton Strong defensive play earns rookie first hard hat
F Chris Simon Oct. 23, a 3-1 win in Los Angeles Grinder scores two, plays a tough style
F Chuck Kobasew Nov. 1, a 3-0 win at home over Minnesota No points but played a gritty game
D Robyn Regehr Nov. 3, a 2-1 win at home over Columbus Plays first game of season, is plus one, hits crossbar, plays 18 minutes
F Byron Ritchie Nov. 5, a 1-0 win at home over Vancouver First period fight and plenty of jump for speedster
F Jarome Iginla Nov. 7, a 4-3 win over Vancouver Goal, assist, draws two big penalties
F Tony Amonte Nov. 10, a 4-3 win over Phoenix One assist, two shots plenty of hustle
D Jordan Leopold Nov. 12, a 5-3 win over Colorado Assist, plus two and 20 minutes of ice time
F Shean Donovan Nov. 14, a 3-2 win over Minnesota Three shots, plenty of buzzing around net
F Darren McCarty Nov. 16, a 3-1 win over Detroit Goal, couple of big hits against former team
G Phil Sauve Nov. 21, a 3-2 shootout win over Colorado Stops 33 shots, perfect in making three saves in shootout
F Craig MacDonald Nov. 23, a 3-2 win over San Jose Two shots, plenty of work along the walls
F Tony Amonte Dec. 1, a 3-2 win in Detroit Gets game-winner, shows plenty of spunk
F Kristian Huselius Dec. 3, a 3-2 win in Pittsburgh Impressive, three-assist debut for Flames
G Phil Sauve Dec. 7, a 4-1 win in New Jersey Solid, 31-save effort for Flames back-up
F Tony Amonte Dec. 10, a 2-1 win over Ottawa Tied the game to record his 400th NHL career goal
F Matthew Lombardi Dec. 17, a 3-0 shutout of Boston 14 minutes, one assist after long layoff
F Jason Wiemer Dec. 23, a 6-5 shootout win over Vancouver Good grinding effort and a fight
F Byron Ritchie Dec. 26 in a 2-1 win in Vancouver Solid, up-tempo effort for speedster
D Richie Regehr Dec. 29 in a 4-2 win over Minnesota 12:38 of ice time, plus two and an assist in NHL debut
F Shean Donovan Dec. 31 in a 6-5 win over Edmonton Two goals, plenty of hustle and heart
F Jarome Iginla Jan. 2, 2006 in 3-2 win over Chicago Scores goal, shows plenty of jump, skates well
F Stephane Yelle Jan. 6 in a 1-0 win over Toronto Returns from injury to shut down Leafs top line
G Miikka Kiprusoff Jan. 14 in a 4-1 win over Minnesota Solid, 22-save performance by goaltender
F Darren McCarty Jan. 19 in a 3-2 win over Montreal Face cut badly in first period fight he returns to action
D Robyn Regehr Jan. 21 in a 4-1 win over Buffalo Goal and big Tunnel of Death hit that sends Ales Kotalik over boards into bench
F Chris Simon Jan. 23 in a 3-1 win in Edmonton Very workmanlike effort, particularly late in game
D Andrew Ference Jan. 29 in a 5-3 win in Chicago Records an assist and had lots of hustle.
D Rhett Warrener Feb. 6 in a 4-3 win over San Jose Fine job on the penalty kill for veteran
F Mike Leclerc Feb. 8 in a 3-1 win over Anahein Four shots, good jump for newcomer
G Brian Boucher Feb. 10 in a 3-2 win over St. Louis A win in his first game with the Flames
F Jarome Iginla March 2 in a 3-1 win over St. Louis Two big goals and a fight
D Bryan Marchment March 4 in a 2-0 win over San Jose Hard work and hustle.
F Daymond Langkow March 9 in a 1-0 win over Dallas Goal, five shots in gritty effort
D Cale Hulse March 13 in a 4-3 win over Colorado Led Flames in hits with 6
F Byron Ritchie March 19 in 3-2 win over Minnesota Returns from 26-game absence to add spark
Robyn Regehr March 23 in a 7-2 win over St. Louis Tough play; a goal and an assist
Dion Phaneuf March 29 in a 2-1 win over Los Angeles Physical game with five hits
Shean Donovan March 31 in a 6-3 win over Colorado A goal and an assist
Miikka Kiprusoff April 1 in 4-1 win over Edmonton Big performance in big game
Craig MacDonald April 5 in a 5-2 win over Phoenix Grinder was +2 in 13 minutes of ice time
Tony Amonte April 7 in a 2-1 win over Minnesota Scores first goal in 32 games
Byron Ritchie April 11 in a 3-0 win over Anaheim Lots of hustle with three hits
Matthew Lombardi April 13 in a 2-0 win over Colorado A speed demon with hands all game
Kristian Huselius April 22 in a 2-1 OT win over Anaheim (Rd. 1 Game 3) Assists on the game winner
Andrew Ference April 25 in a 5-2 win over Anaheim (Rd. 1 Game 3) Solid, physical game from d-man
Matthew Lombardi April 29 in a 3-2 win over Anaheim (Rd. 1 Game 5 Quick; Set up good plays through 60 minutes of play




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