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A personal list of accomplishments on Wikipedia. Yes, this is shameless ego boosting.

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Calgary Flames appeared September 5, 2008 (18,323 views)

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff

The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is the third major-professional ice hockey team to represent the city of Calgary, following the Calgary Tigers (1921–27) and Calgary Cowboys (1975–77). The Flames are one of two NHL franchises in Alberta, the other being the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames arrived in the city of Calgary in 1980 after spending their first eight seasons in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Atlanta Flames. The Flames played their first three seasons in Calgary at the Stampede Corral before moving into their current home arena, the Olympic Saddledome (now Pengrowth Saddledome), in 1983. In 1986, the Flames became the first Calgary team since the Tigers in 1924 to compete for the Stanley Cup. The Flames' unexpected run to the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals captured the imagination of Canadians, leading Prime Minister Paul Martin to dub them "Canada's team", while the Red Mile celebrations by fans became nationally famous. (more...)

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History of the Montreal Canadiens appeared January 19, 2010 (20,110 views)
A collage of 12 photographs representing each member of the first Montreal Canadiens team

The history of the Montreal Canadiens professional ice hockey club dates back to its founding on December 4, 1909, as a charter member of the National Hockey Association. Created to appeal to Montreal's francophone population, they played their first game on January 5, 1910, and captured their first Stanley Cup in 1916. The Montreal Canadiens were one of the four founding teams of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917. The club struggled during the Great Depression, nearly relocating to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1935 and contemplated suspending operations in 1939. Maurice Richard became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a single season in 1944–45 and sparked the Richard Riot in 1955 when he was suspended for attacking a linesman. The Canadiens won a record five consecutive titles from 1956 to 1960, and nine more between 1964 and 1978 under general manager Sam Pollock. Led by goaltender Patrick Roy, they won their 24th Stanley Cup in 1993, the last Canadian team to do so. The Hockey Hall of Fame has inducted over 50 former Canadiens players, as well as 10 executives. The team has retired 14 numbers and has honoured 10 off-ice personnel in its Builder's Row. (more...)

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Terry Fox appeared September 19, 2010 (30th Terry Fox Run) (83,086 views)
Terry Fox

Terry Fox (1958–1981) was a Canadian humanitarian, athlete and cancer research activist. He was a distance runner and basketball player, and continued both pursuits after his right leg was amputated upon being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 1977. His experiences in chemotherapy inspired Fox to attempt the Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run, in the hopes of raising C$1 for every person in the country for cancer research. He began on April 12, 1980, at St. John's, Newfoundland, and ran west for 143 days and 5,373 kilometres – the equivalent of a marathon a day – until forced to stop near Thunder Bay, Ontario, after cancer returned in his lungs. Fox captivated the country; he was named Newsmaker of the Year in both 1980 and 1981, and was the youngest person ever named a Companion of the Order of Canada. His run and subsequent battle with the disease united the nation and led to millions of dollars in donations. He inspired the Terry Fox Run, held in over 60 countries and the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over $500 million has been raised in his name. Considered a national hero, many buildings, roads and parks have been named in his honour across Canada. (more...)

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Calgary Hitmen appeared January 14, 2011 (19,622 views)
The Hitmen posing as a team on the ice with a trophy

The Calgary Hitmen are a major junior ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Hitmen play in the Western Hockey League. They play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Their name is derived from local-born professional wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart, a founding owner. Established in 1994, the team has been owned by the Calgary Flames hockey club since 1997. They are the third WHL team to represent Calgary, preceded by the Centennials and Wranglers. The Hitmen have had the best record in the WHL four times, and have qualified for the playoffs every season since 1998. In 1999, they became the first Calgary team to win the President's Cup as league champions, and the first to represent Calgary in the Memorial Cup since the Calgary Canadians won the national junior title in 1926. The Hitmen hold numerous WHL attendance records, and in 2004–05 became the first team in the Canadian Hockey League to average 10,000 fans per game. Thirty-two former Hitmen players have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. The Hitmen are the defending league champions, winning their second title in 2009–10. (more...)

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Theoren Fleury appeared June 29, 2011 (28,150 views)
Theoren Fleury

Theoren Fleury is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), Tappara of the SM-liiga, and the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League. One of the smallest players of his generation, Fleury played a physical style that often led to altercations; he was at the centre of the infamous Punch-up in Piestany, a brawl that resulted in the disqualification of Canada and the Soviet Union from the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He was selected 166th overall by the Flames in the 1987 draft and played over 1,000 NHL games between 1989 and 2003. A seven-time all-star, Fleury scored over 1,000 points in his NHL career and won the Stanley Cup with the Flames in 1989. He twice represented Canada at the Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal in 2002. He battled drug and alcohol addictions throughout his career, and in his 2009 autobiography Playing with Fire made allegations that he had been sexually abused by former coach Graham James. Since overcoming his addictions, Fleury has become a businessman, played two professional baseball games for the Calgary Vipers and embarked on a career as a motivational speaker encouraging sexual abuse victims to speak out. (more...)

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Calgary Stampede appeared July 6, 2012 (100th anniversary) (16,338 views)
A cowboy hangs onto a bucking bull while a rodeo clown watches.

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Canada. The ten-day event attracts over one million visitors per year and features a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions. The first Stampede was held in 1912, organized by American promoter Guy Weadick and supported by four area ranchers as a celebration of their lifestyle. A second Stampede was held in 1919 and it became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition. It is one of Canada's largest festivals and has become synonymous with Calgary's identity. It is a significant tourist attraction for the city which takes on a party atmosphere: businesses decorate their buildings in cowboy and western themes and hundreds of community events are held throughout the city. The Stampede is one of the premier events on the professional rodeo and chuckwagon circuits. Both are televised nationally in Canada and offer one of the largest prize funds in each sport. Some events, particularly chuckwagon racing, are controversial and have become the target of international criticism by animal welfare groups. (more...)

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Grey Cup appeared November 25, 2012 (100th Grey Cup game) (23,805 views)
The Grey Cup, championship trophy of the Canadian Football League

The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the trophy awarded to the victorious team. It is contested between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. It was commissioned by Governor General Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, to serve as the national championship of Canadian football. The trophy has been broken several times, stolen twice, held for ransom and survived a fire. The University of Toronto won the inaugural title in 1909. Typically played in late November, inclement weather has periodically impacted the Grey Cup game, notably the 1962 "Fog Bowl" when the contest was postponed due to a lack of visibility. The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup victories with 15, while the Edmonton Eskimos formed the longest dynasty with five consecutive titles between 1978 and 1982. Competition for the Grey Cup has been limited exclusively to Canadian teams, except for a brief period in the 1990s which saw the Baltimore Stallions become the only American Grey Cup champion in 1995. The 100th Grey Cup is being held in Toronto in 2012. (Full article...)

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History of the National Hockey League (1942–1967) appeared November 25, 2013 (9,673 views)
Maurice Richard

The history of the National Hockey League from 1942 to 1967 covers the period from the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, which reduced the NHL to six teams, to the league doubling in size with six new expansion teams. Maurice Richard (pictured) became the first player to score 50 goals in a season in 1944–45. In 1955, he was suspended for assaulting a linesman, leading to the Richard Riot. Gordie Howe made his debut in 1946, retiring 32 years later as the NHL's all-time leader in goals and points. Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's colour barrier in 1958. The Stanley Cup became the official championship in 1947; during this period, the Toronto Maple Leafs won the cup nine times and the Montreal Canadiens ten times, including five consecutive titles. Changes occurred on and off the ice. The NHL introduced the centre-ice red line in 1943, allowing players to pass out of their defensive zone for the first time. In 1959, Jacques Plante became the first goaltender to regularly use a mask for protection. The first amateur draft was held in 1963 as part of efforts to balance talent distribution within the league, and the National Hockey League Players' Association was formed in 1967. (Full article...)

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Paul Henderson appeared January 28, 2014 (12,373 views)
Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson (born 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. A left winger, he played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Flames and 5 in the World Hockey Association for the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls. He played over 1,000 games, scoring 376 goals and 758 points. He is best known for leading Team Canada to victory at the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. Played at the height of the Cold War, the series was viewed as a battle for both hockey and cultural supremacy. Henderson scored the game-winning goal in the sixth, seventh and eighth games, the last of which was voted the "sports moment of the century" by The Canadian Press. Henderson played in two NHL All-Star Games and has twice been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (individually and as a member of the 1972 national team). He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2013. A born-again Christian, Henderson became a minister and motivational speaker after his playing career, and has co-written three books. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012. (Full article...)

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History of the National Hockey League (1917–42) appeared November 22, 2014 (8,040 views)
1938 ice hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs

The early history of the National Hockey League (NHL) began in 1917 when it was founded by a majority of the franchises in the National Hockey Association (the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs). The NHL's first quarter-century saw the league compete against two rival major leagues, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and Western Canada Hockey League, for players and the Stanley Cup. The NHL first expanded into the United States in 1924 with the founding of the Boston Bruins, and by 1926 consisted of ten teams in Ontario, Quebec, the Great Lakes region, and the Northeastern United States. At the same time, the NHL emerged as the only major league and the sole competitor for the Stanley Cup. Numerous innovations to the rules and equipment were put forward as the NHL sought to improve the flow of the game and make the sport more fan-friendly. Foster Hewitt's radio broadcasts were heard coast-to-coast across Canada starting in 1933. The Great Depression and World War II reduced the league to six teams by 1942, known as the "Original Six". (Full article...)

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Lanny McDonald appeared January 29, 2015 (15,705 views)
Lanny McDonald 2010.jpg
Lanny McDonald (born 1953) is a former professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies and Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played over 1,100 games during a 16-year career, scoring exactly 500 goals and over 1,000 points. His total of 66 goals in 1982–83 remains the Flames' franchise record. McDonald established himself as an offensive forward with three consecutive 40-goal seasons in Toronto in the mid-1970s. He played parts of three seasons in Denver before he was sent to Calgary in 1981 where he spent the remainder of his career. He co-captained the Flames to a Stanley Cup championship in his final season of 1988–89. McDonald won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for dedication and sportsmanship in 1983 and in 1988 was named the inaugural winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership and humanitarian presence, in particular through his long association with the Special Olympics. Internationally, he represented Team Canada as a player on two occasions and in a management role three times. McDonald was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. The Flames retired his uniform number 9 in 1990. (Full article...)

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History of the National Hockey League (1967–92) appeared April 28, 2015 (13,676 views)
Wayne Gretzky in 2006

The expansion era of the National Hockey League (NHL) began when six new teams were added to the original six for the 1967–68 season. The expansion teams formed the newly created West Division: the Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Oakland Seals, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. By 1978, the NHL had lost the Seals and had added another six teams: the Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames, New York Islanders, Colorado Rockies, and Washington Capitals. They added another four teams in 1979, absorbed from the defunct World Hockey Association—the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets—for a total of 21 teams, a figure that remained constant until the San Jose Sharks joined as an expansion franchise in 1991. The NHL became involved in international play in the Summit Series in 1972, matching NHL players against the top players of the Soviet Union, and in the Canada Cup and Super Series between 1976 and 1991. The expansion era was one of the highest-scoring periods in NHL history, led in the 1980s by the Edmonton Oilers and Wayne Gretzky (pictured in 2006), who scored 215 points in 1985–86, still a league record. (Full article...)

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Jarome Iginla appeared July 1, 2015 (10,101 views)
Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a longtime member and former captain of the Calgary Flames and also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins before joining the Avalanche in 2014. In 2001–02 he led the NHL in goals and points and won the Lester B. Pearson Award as its most valuable player as voted by the players. In 2003–04 Iginla led the league in goals for the second time and captained the Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals, leading the league in playoff scoring. A six-time NHL All-Star, he is the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and games played, and is second in assists to Al MacInnis. Iginla twice scored 50 goals in a season and is one of seven players in NHL history to score 30 goals in 11 consecutive seasons. He has scored 589 goals and 1,226 points in his career. Internationally, he represented Canada's championship teams at the 1996 World Junior and 1997 World Championships as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. He is a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he helped lead Canada to its first Olympic hockey championship in 50 years. (Full article...)

Halifax Explosion appeared December 6, 2017 (155,344 views)
The Halifax explosion

The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives bound for Bordeaux, France, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, at the north-west tip of Halifax Harbour. When a fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, around 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires and collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured. Nearly all structures within an 800-metre (half-mile) radius, including the entire community of Richmond, were obliterated. A pressure wave snapped trees, bent iron rails, demolished buildings, grounded vessels, and scattered fragments of Mont-Blanc for kilometres. A tsunami created by the blast wiped out the community of Mi'kmaq First Nations people who had lived in the Tufts Cove area for generations. The blast was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT (12,000 GJ). There are several memorials to the victims of the explosion in the North End of Halifax. (Full article...)

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Awards[edit]

It gives me great pleasure to award these imperial triple crown jewels to Resolute in thanks for significant contributions to Wikipedia's coverage of ice hockey. DurovaCharge! 00:48, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Maple Leaf Award

For your excellent coverage of ice hockey topics in Canada, I award you this red maple leaf. --Qyd (talk) 01:25, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
GA Award.png The Good Article Medal of Merit 
In gratitude for your review in the article Rio de Janeiro bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the listing of the same as one of the Everyday life good articles under the good article criteria. Thank you. Felipe Menegaz 16:44, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Socratic Barnstar.png The Socratic Barnstar
The Socratic Barnstar is awarded to those editors who are extremely skilled and eloquent in their arguments.

This barnstar is awarded to Resolute for his incredible essay at: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people, which will determine whether 48,000 articles will be deleted. You are a great asset to the project, thank you. Ikip 22:22, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

BLP Barnstar.png The BLP Barnstar
For your numerous contributions at User:The Wordsmith/BLP sourcing.--Father Goose (talk) 09:11, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For getting Terry Fox, a very worthy subject, up to GA status. NeilN talk to me 16:43, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Charity Barnstar.png The Charity Barnstar
To Resolute, for crafting an incredibly moving and well-written article about Terry Fox. Karanacs (talk) 14:36, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Featured article star.svg

Resolute has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Resolute's Day!
For being a great person and awesome Wikipedian,
enjoy being the star of the day, Resolute!

Signed, Neutralhomer

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar
For all of your help helping improve articles. Specifically with Copy Edits for me and other hockey editors. Mo Rock...Monstrous (talk) 01:48, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
WikiCup Participant.png The WikiCup 2010 Ribbon of Participation
Awarded to Resolute, for participation in the 2010 WikiCup. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 08:59, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour3.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Hi, I've been reading a few of your comments and have found them quite funny. Keep up the Good Humour! :-) Thanks, pbl1998--Pbl1998 (talk) 18:27, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Awarded to Resolute for reaching the final round, and so finishing in the top 8, of the 2011 WikiCup. Congratulations! User:J Milburn and The ed17 21:06, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
BoNM - Canada Hires.png Congratulations!
Thanks for all the work you did in making Calgary Stampede a Featured Article! Please accept this barnstar. Your work is much appreciated. – Quadell (talk)
Writer's barnstar.png The Writer's Barnstar
You deserve this barnstar for your efforts starting articles and getting them to the point where they are good or featured. You are a huge asset to wikipedia! Keep up the good work! Strafpeloton2 (talk) 18:28, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
With great appreciation, I award you this barnstar for completing Good Article reviews for the December 2011 Good Article Nomination backlog elimination drive Cheers,AstroCog (talk) 22:06, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your efforts in getting "In Flanders Fields" up to Good Article quality. Keep up the good work! — Richwales 00:11, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Hockey Barnstar 2.png The Hockey Barnstar
For all your fine hockey work over the years ... you’re part of the original Hockey Barnstar class! Ravenswing 21:49, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For stepping in to do those GA reviews. Terrific work. Craig(talk) 07:17, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
User-expert.svg The Expert Barnstar
I hereby award you the Expert Barnstar for your outstanding contributions to ice hockey-related topics. This award is given to a few people who are regarded experts in one or several particular fields. Congrats and keep up your excellent work :)!--Tomcat (7) 13:52, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Gary Suter to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Khazar2 (talk) 02:33, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Because <gasp>, that was brilliant and I am a little in awe <nod> of how well you articulated it all. I am not used to handing out barnstars. They seem a little fluffy to me. But then again... <gasp, nod>. I think the entire debacle of which I speak effectively came to an end with your rather piercing and insightful commentary. I noticed. Well done. KDS4444Talk 10:45, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring In Flanders Fields (estimated annual readership: 507,000) and Terry Fox (estimated annual readership: 700,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Khazar2 (talk) 22:34, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup, in which you reached round 2. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 13:09, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Sounders FC Barnstar2.png The Seattle Sounders FC Barnstar
For your help reviewing and suggesting improvements to 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, both in the GAC review and the FA review, on it's way to becoming a featured article. Thank you!. SkotyWATC 18:08, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
For your expansion of Marcel Pronovost! Nice work :) Newyorkadam (talk) 02:24, 13 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam
BoNM - Canada Hires.png The Canada Barnstar of National Merit
Awarded for contributing to the WikiProject on Canadian Sport HalifaxRage (talk) 23:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar-goldrun7.png The Running Man Barnstar
Awarded for contributing to the WikiProject on Canadian Sport HalifaxRage (talk) 23:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Team Barnstar.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Awarded for contributing to the WikiProject on Canadian Sport HalifaxRage (talk) 23:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
WikiprojectBarnstar.png The WikiProject Barnstar
Awarded for contributing to the WikiProject on Canadian Sport HalifaxRage (talk) 23:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Awarded for contributing to the WikiProject on Canadian Sport, and because you didn't have any yet.HalifaxRage (talk) 23:40, 25 May 2014 (UTC)