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500 Goals: Congratulations Jarome Iginla

500 Goals: Congratulations Jarome Iginla

By N Oji Mzilikazi

January 8, 2012

When Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla scored his 500th goal against the Minnesota Wild in their NHL game in Calgary, Alberta, on January 7, 2012, the 19,200 plus fans jammed into the Scotiabank Saddledome erupted with Iggy! Iggy! Iggy! and a standing ovation for No. 12 .

I watched the game on the telly, and was all smiles for Iggy.

Since 2004 Jarome Iginla has been my favourite player, and the Calgary Flames my hockey team. I follow all their games. When they aren’t being showed on CBC or  TSN, I’ll watch their matches online. (Their televised matches out west are blocked for us in the east.) If there is no live streaming, I’d listen to Calgary Sports Radio – Fan 960.

Fittingly, Iginla scored his 500th goal in front of his home crowd – his 253rd goal at the Scotiabank Saddledome, and also the game winning goal – the 80th in his career.

In scoring 500 goals, Iginla joined an elite team. He became the 42nd player to do so, and the 15th to do so with the same team.

Congrats Jarome!