Flames Prospect Hickey Ends Whirlwind Year at NCAA Frozen Four

It’s not like he’s totally unfamiliar with high stakes.

A year ago, Brandon Hickey — in front of 1,224 fans at Grant Fuhr Arena — helped the home-ice Spruce Grove Saints to a 5-3 triumph over the Drumheller Dragons.

That was Game 1 of the Alberta Junior Hockey League championship, a pivotal step in the Saints’ sweep.

Hickey, of course, remembers the drama of that best-of-seven series.

“Really cool,” says the Calgary Flames’ highly regarded prospect. “It was pretty big for us to come out and win that first game. I’ve been in a lot of big playoff games, but I’d say that was one of the bigger ones.

“That was one of the funnest ones to play in.”

Hockey is hockey, perhaps, but the upcoming stage for Hickey promises to be something entirely different.

A rookie for the Boston University Terriers, he will skate in the NCAA Frozen Four next weekend — at TD Garden. The Boston Bruins headquarters seats nearly 18,000.

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