Iggy's pop proud of son

BILL LAYE AND BILL KAUFMANN --Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:10 AM ET

 Iggy's dad Elvis says he's both proud and "humbled" at the praise hockey fans are heaping on his son Jarome, who some have said has performed better than all others so far in the playoffs.

"It's quite humbling," the senior Iginla, a 47-year-old lawyer, said from his Edmonton home yesterday.

"Jarome would tell you himself he's just a young student player ... He has a lot to learn and a lot of hockey legends to live up to."

Iggy has potted five goals and three assists, among the scoring leaders in the playoffs, and played with determination in helping the Flames defeat Vancouver in Round 1.

Iginla Sr. was quick to point out his son alone, can't be credited for the Flames resurgence.

"There's a really good feeling in that (Flames') dressing room," he said, adding the Flame's coaching and management staff also deserve a lot of credit. "If they keep playing the way they do, they could go all the way."

The Flames surprised the heavily favoured Detroit Red Wings with a 2-1 win in second-round action Thursday and face the wings for Game 2 today.

Back in Calgary, the mother lode of Round 2 playoff tickets goes up for grabs today for treasure-hunting Flames zealots.

Up to 2,000 tickets for each of Games 3 and 4 go on the Internet block starting at noon.

Those quickest with the mouse can trap a maximum of two tickets each.

Judging from the rush for ducats through a coupon draw at Sport Chek stores and playoff seats with the purchase of season tickets or game packages, today's sale will be short-lived, said Flames ticket manager Rollie Cyr.

"We could probably sell out the building three times over," said Cyr.

Sport Chek stores said they did brisk business.

"There's a big demand for them and (Thursday) night's game against Detroit didn't slow it down," said Bill Nelson, senior vice-president of operations for the Forzani Group.

The names of the Sport Chek lottery winners are published in today's Sun. The remaining ducats go on sale at www.calgaryflames.com and ticketmaster.ca.


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