Ryan Pike

Ryan Pike
A native of the Stampede City, Ryan Pike has covered the Calgary Flames extensively since 2010 as a Senior Writer for The Hockey Writers and as Managing Editor of FlamesNation.ca.


Recent Articles by Ryan

Michael Frolik, along with Mark Scheifele and Mathieu Perreault have been a force to be reckoned with for the Winnipeg Jets as they have been providing consisten offense for their team during the month of December. (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Benefit From Brad Treliving’s Big Week

At the press conference that followed the team’s playoff elimination, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving identified a few deficiencies in his National Hockey League club. Among the reasons that […]

by · July 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Rasmus Andersson of the OHL's Barrie Colts [photo: OHL Images]

Reviewing the 2015 Calgary Flames NHL Draft Class

The Calgary Flames were busy in two eventful days in Florida at the 2015 NHL Draft. Overall, the club added an established NHL player and five prospects; they didn’t use […]

by · June 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, NHL Entry Draft
Apr 17, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins (20) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with forward Nick Bonino (13) and forward Alexandre Burrows (14) during the first period in game two of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena.(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 NHL Draft: Vancouver Canucks Select Brock Boeser

The Vancouver Canucks have selected Brock Boeser of Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL with the 23rd overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Lauded for his 200-foot play […]

Colin White of the USNTDP [Photo: Tom Sorensen]

2015 NHL Draft: Ottawa Senators Select Colin White

The Ottawa Senators have selected Colin White of the U.S. National Development Team at 21st overall selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. With many highly-rated players dropping down the […]

Dougie Hamilton will be a key contributor to the Calgary Flames for years. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Upgrade Immensely With Dougie Hamilton Trade

With thoughts of regression floating through their heads, the Calgary Flames made a big move prior to the onset of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from […]

by · June 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau led by example in 2014-15. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 Calgary Flames NHL Draft Primer

A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the Calgary Flames went into Philadelphia for the annual entry draft as one of the National Hockey League’s worst teams. […]

by · June 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, NHL Entry Draft
Red Army Is An Immersive Hockey History

Red Army Is An Immersive Hockey History

When I was a small child, I knew exactly three things about the Soviet Union: their country was extremely large, their national anthem was intimidating, and their hockey players were […]

Noah Juulsen (Photo by Christopher Mast/Everett Silvertips)

2015 NHL Draft: The Writers’ Mock Draft – Round 2

The Hockey Writers boasts a diverse writing staff featuring experienced and up-and-coming writers from throughout the 30 National Hockey League markets and beyond. This approach allows us to explore a […]

by · June 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
(OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft: The Writers’ Mock Draft – Round 1

The Hockey Writers boasts a diverse writing staff featuring experienced and up-and-coming writers from throughout the 30 National Hockey League markets and beyond. This approach allows us to explore a […]

by · June 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau led by example in 2014-15. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Crucial Off-Season At Hand For The Flames

The 2014-15 season went better than anybody could have realistically expected for the Calgary Flames. Bolstered by a young, energetic team and some smart coaching decisions by Bob Hartley – […]

by · June 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Carey Price was the big winner Wednesday night (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 THW Year-End Awards

Welcome to the fourth installment of the annual Year-End Awards here at The Hockey Writers. At the conclusion of every National Hockey League season, we ask all active writers to […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · News
Noah Juulsen (Photo by Christopher Mast/Everett Silvertips)

Noah Juulsen – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Noah Juulsen THW Close-Up Date of Birth: April 2, 1997 Place of Birth: Abbotsford, BC Ht: 6’1” Wt: 181 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Noah Juulsen […]

by · May 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects