Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving isn’t just a puck head.
Treliving was a two-sport athlete at South Delta Secondary School in Tsawwassen, B.C. He played quarterback and of course hockey for the Sun Devils. During the Delta Sports Hall of Fame induction in late October, former University of Calgary sports information director Jack Neumann asked Treliving if he would speak to the Dinos. There are a number of past and present players who are South Delta products.
Starting linebacker Charlie Moore and Grant McDonald, brother Jack is a receiver and defensive back Jacob Kirk. Treliving spoke to the Dinos following practice on Wednesday and planned to be in attendance at the Hardy Cup on Saturday.
Treliving played six years of professional hockey throughout the American, International and East Coast Hockey Leagues. After his time on the ice, Treliving was part of co-founding the Western Professional Hockey League in 1996, it since merged with the Central Hockey League.
In 2003, Treliving’s was hired as the assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes and at the same time general manager of the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. After the 2014 season, Treliving was brought in by the Flames to be their GM, a position he’s held ever since.
The Flames are tied atop the Pacific division and chasing a Western Conference title on the way to Stanley Cup. The Dinos have a conference championship in front of them with a Vanier Cup run in mind.