Calgary Flames 1994-95

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Red), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1994-95 Calgary Flames jersey is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Calgary Flames uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Calgary Flames products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Hockey League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NHL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at .



After playing the 1993-94 season without a collective bargaining agreement, the scare that training camps for the 1994-95 season would not open became more real as the September approached. The players were willing to play the season as negotiations on a new CBA continued, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman wanted to resolve the situation before the season started rather than have the players threaten to walk off the job before the playoffs started in the spring.Training camps opened September 1, but the season did not start on time because a new CBA had not been reached.  On October 1 the NHL owners locked out the players.The lockout lasted 104 days, until January 11, 1995.  After a new agreement was reached the league announced a 48-game schedule. Also this could be considered the time when a new financial landscape for the NHL began.  A landscape that would see American based teams thrive and some Canadian franchises struggle.With this new landscape in mind, the Flames dealt away all stars Al MacInnis and Mike Vernon is separate deals. But despite the change in personnel the Flames won the Pacific Division with a 24-17-7 record in a season reduced to 48 games by the 4-month labour stoppage. Power forward Gary Roberts was limited to 8 games with a severe injury to his neck.The Flames met the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs.  Despite finishing 13 points better in the Pacific Division the Flames found themselves in tough against a very determined Sharks team. The Sharks opened the series with two wins on Calgary ice. The Flames responded with two wins in San Jose.  The Flames momentum continued in Game 5 as they whipped the Sharks 5-0 for their first series win on home ice and a 3-2 lead in the series. But the Sharks regrouped at home and won Game 6, 5-3 to force a deciding Game 7. In Game 7 the teams were tied 4-4 after three periods and not in the first, but the second overtime period the Sharks scored to win the series.There were a few changes in the lineup that year for Calgary, perhaps the most noticeable were the changes to the teams uniform. After 20 years of pretty much the same look (i.e. a flaming letter on a red jersey with white and yellow trim), the team introduced new uniforms. The road jersey now has white shoulders on a red jersey. The sleeves are white down to the elbow and feature small red numerals with black trim just below the shoulder. The cuffs are black with black, yellow and red bands above them. The logo, the Flaming C , is white outlined in black and yellow. The most distinct addition are the black, yellow and white bands that circle the waist of the jersey the come up at a 45 degree angle at the right hip.

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