Abbotsford Heat

ice hockey team

The Abbotsford Heat were a Canadian professional ice hockey team that began playing in 2009 and stopped in 2014. 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.

Abbotsford Heat
CityAbbotsford, British Columbia
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceWestern Conference
DivisionWest Division
Founded2009 (2009)
Home arenaAbbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
ColoursWhite, Red, Black, Silver
Head coachTroy Ward
AffiliatesCalgary Flames (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977–1987Maine Mariners
1987–1993Utica Devils
1993–2003Saint John Flames
2005–2007Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009Quad City Flames
2009–2014Abbotsford Heat
2014–2015Adirondack Flames
2015–2022Stockton Heat
2022–PresentCalgary Wranglers

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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. "City of Abbotsford ends contract with the Heat". Global News. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  2. "AHL Board of Governors approve Heat relocation to Glens Falls". Calgary Flames. Archived from the original on 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-06-18.

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