Don Phelps to retire at the end of the Calgary Canucks’ season

The clock is steadily ticking towards Feb. 20 and when it strikes midnight, or thereabouts, Don Phelps will fade into the shadows.

At that time, the 64-year-old coach of the Calgary Canucks will walk away from almost 40 years in hockey, 27 of them with the Canucks. The date would slide a bit if the team could somehow wiggle into the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs and extend his final bow from the bench.

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