Calgary Flames players visit the Great Wall of China (PHOTOS)

Sep 18 2018, 1:32 am

It’s a preseason like no other for the Calgary Flames.

While a split squad prepares for games in North America, most of the players that will make up the 2018-19 team are in China for a pair of games against the Boston Bruins.

The Flames rallied to force overtime after trailing 3-0 in Saturday’s game in Shenzhen, eventually losing in a shootout. The two teams don’t play again until Wednesday in Beijing, allowing the Flames a chance to see the Great Wall of China on Sunday.

A wonderful team-bonding experience, players soaked in the sights – one they probably never thought they’d get with a hockey team.

“You can’t even put it into words,” Flames captain Mark Giordano told “It’s a surreal experience to be up here. Just to think about what it took to build this, the history we’re standing on right now, it’s pretty cool. I think it’s a great thing we came here as a team and experienced it together.”

Here are a few of the best photos and videos of the Flames coming out of China so far:

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