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Flames arena turns into pool eight rows high

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames say everything below Row 8 in the hockey team's home arena has been ruined by flooding.

Team president Ken King calls it a total loss -- dressing rooms, players' equipment, seats, boards and scoreboard electronics.

Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta., Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta., Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A flooded downtown Calgary is seen from a aerial view of the city Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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A flooded downtown Calgary is seen from a aerial view of the city Saturday, June 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Mike Boonstra (left) helps his son Aden Boonstra along a wall as they walk through a flooded Chinatown in downtown Calgary,

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nathan denette / the canadian press Mike Boonstra (left) helps his son Aden Boonstra along a wall as they walk through a flooded Chinatown in downtown Calgary,

King says a player coming out on the ice now would be completely submerged.

He wouldn't estimate what the repair cost will be, but he believes everything will be covered by insurance.

King says crews have a lot of work ahead of them to be ready for the upcoming season.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 23, 2013 A6

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