calgaryflames.com is the official Web site of the Calgary Flames. After a 15 year career, Kelba has moved onto other creative ventures and left a legacy of mascot performances that still solidify his reputation for a quality performance without creating controversy or problems. The beloved mascot was created back in 1984 by a couple of local guys who just wanted to see hockey games for free. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. ... A Calgary Flames representative will contact you to confirm the mascot appearance details shortly. Plus, he works for milk bones (O.K. In 2003, Harvey was involved in an incident with Edmonton Oilers former Coach Craig MacTavish when MacTavish ripped out Harvey's tongue. 'Harvey the Hound is the mascot of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames. During the post-game, MacTavish preceded with a comment on the incident. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. Harvey has remained a mainstay at Flames games, and at many events throughout Calgary and southern Alberta ever since. ''Harvey the Hound is the mascot of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames. Over the years, Harvey has delighted Flames fans and kids of all ages with his antics and continues to be one of the most recognizable mascots in all of the professional sports. He was the NHL's very FIRST Mascot!!!!! Copyright © 1999-2020 Calgary Flames, LLC and the National Hockey League. Most fans of the Calgary Flames probably can’t recall a time when there was no rascally mutt romping around the Saddledome; Harvey the Hound has become as iconic to the Flames organization as the flaming C.. Created, owned and performed by Grant Kelba, Harvey made his debut in 1983 serving as the mascot of the Flames and later as a second mascot for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. calgaryflames.com is the official Web site of the Calgary Flames. NAME: HARVEY THE HOUNDPOSITION: Centre (of attention)HEIGHT: 6'6"WEIGHT: 200 lbs.SHOOTS (marks his territory): RightACQUIRED: Flames First Pound Draft choice in 1983. The incident made headlines throughout North America, and led to many jokes, including having many other NHL team mascots arrive at the 2003 All-Star Game with their tongues hanging out. Harvey gained widespread publicity on January 20, 2003, following an incident with the Edmonton Oilers head coach, Craig MacTavish. Calgary Flames is a trademark of Calgary Flames, LLC. All Rights Reserved. His popularity with the Flames was such that many teams contacted Kelba about making mascots for their own teams. The rest, they say, is history (or, in this case, “Harv-story”). "Kelba's act was just good clean fun". Kelba sold Harvey to the Flames in 1996 and stayed on performing until his retirement in 1999. Introduced in 1983, Harvey was the first mascot in the NHL. If you would like to send Harvey pictures or photographs please mail them to: Harvey the Hound P.0. Copyright © 1999-2020 Calgary Flames, LLC and the National Hockey League. A Calgary Flames representative will contact you to confirm the mascot appearance details shortly. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He is an anthropomorphic dog, appearing to either be a husky or a malamute. Calgary's Harvey the Hound was initially met with skepticism when he debuted three decades ago, but he's now a fixture at games and a family affair for the man who created him. Welcome to the happy-go-lucky, hard working, hopeless at times, hungry at most, huggable Harvey the Hound Headquarters! Harvey the Hound Presented by Healthy Healthy Paws Forward Vet Hospital. BOX 1540 Station "M" Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 3B9. His first game, February 16, 1984 was a Flames rout over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 10 – 3 at the Pengrowth Saddledome. With the Flames leading 4–0, Harvey was taunting the Oilers behind their bench. (Montreal Expos/Montreal Canadiens), Philadelphia Phil & Philadelphia Phillis (Philadelphia Phillies), https://sportsmascots.fandom.com/wiki/Harvey_the_Hound_(Calgary_Flames)?oldid=1028. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Once we got the tongue out of his mouth, we started to turn things around a little bit. If we scored that last goal to tie it, I was looking for Harvey the Hound. not really). The incident seemed to spark the Oilers, who scored three goals shortly after, though the Flames held on to win 4–3. Harvey also had a long-running, good-natured feud with TSN broadcaster Gary Green, which began in the late eighties when Green was broadcasting for the rival Winnipeg Jets. He was acquired as the Flames "first pound draft pick" in 1983. Under Kelba's management, Harvey was invited by the NHL to attend 7 All Star Games and tour Japan to promote the NHL over there. All Rights Reserved. The Oilers squirted him and eventually a frustrated coach reached up and ripped Harvey's signature red tongue out of his mouth, tossing it into the crowd. University: Notre Dame, where he played for the HoundsFavourite Movies: "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" & "Snow Dogs"Favourite Book: "Hound of the Baskervilles"Favourite TV Shows: "Scooby Doo" & "Dog the Bounty Hunter"Favourite Foods: Shark Fin Soup, Flame Roasted Duck, Buffalo WingsFavourite Songs: "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley & "Bad to the Bone" by George ThorogoodFavourite Person in Hockey: Bearcat Murray. He was acquired as the Flames "first pound draft pick" in 1983. Harvey the Hound is the 6-ft, 6-in tall mascot of the Calgary Flames. Fundraisers, ribbon cutting ceremonies, parades, add another animal to that wedding party, spice up a sales meeting, looking for a prom date ladies? Please complete the form below. Youppi! Calgary Flames is a trademark of Calgary Flames, LLC. For any other general concerns, questions of feedback, please email email@example.com, or complete Harvey's appearance request form by CLICKING HERE. Kelba was long since retired by the time of the tongue incident. Not all Flames fans can make it to a Calgary Flames home game in person, but not to fret because Harvey also makes special appearances throughout Calgary and all of Southern Alberta all year long. Surprise your favourite Harvey fan with a visit from the huggable hound, or delight a loved one on their birthday with a special guest. Created in 1983, Harvey was the NHL's first mascot. Harvey is described by the Flames as being 6'6" and 200lbs. *Your credit card will not be charged until after the appearance. Harvey is described by the Flames as being 6'6" and 200 lbs. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Whenever Green worked a game at the Saddledome, Harvey would display a sign that mocked the broadcaster in some way, prompting an on-air response from Green that feigned contempt. SportsMascots Wikia is a FANDOM Games Community. Introduced in 1983, Harvey was the first mascot in the NHL. Both Lanny McDonald and Doug Risebrough scored hat tricks and ever since Harvey has been a fixture with the Flames. You too can have Harvey the Hound attend your event. Welcome to the happy-go-lucky, hard working, hopeless at times, hungry at most, huggable Harvey the Hound Headquarters! The possibilities are endless!
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