|City||Abbotsford, British Columbia|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre|
|Colours||White, Red, Black, Silver
|Head coach||Troy Ward|
|Affiliate(s)||Calgary Flames (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
|1993–2003||Saint John Flames|
|2005–2007||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights|
|2007–2009||Quad City Flames|
|2014 to present||Adirondack Flames|
The Abbotsford Heat were a Canadian professional ice hockey team that began playing in 2009. They played for 5 seasons in the American Hockey League and were the farm team of the Calgary Flames of the NHL. They played their home games in Abbotsford, British Columbia at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.
The team struggled with financial problems and had low attendance near the end. The city of Abbotsford terminated their contract with the Heat on April 15, 2014. On May 5, 2014, The AHL's Board of Governors said at their spring meeting in Chicago that they had approved the relocation of the team to Glens Falls, New York for the 2014-15 AHL season.
References[change | change source]
- "City of Abbotsford ends contract with the Heat". Global News. http://globalnews.ca/news/1272424/city-of-abbotsford-ends-contract-with-the-heat/. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
- "AHL Board of Governors approve Heat relocation to Glens Falls". Calgary Flames. http://flames.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=718079. Retrieved 2014-06-18.