Adirondack Flames

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Adirondack Flames
Adirondack Flames logo.svg
City Glens Falls, New York
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division North Division
Founded 2014
Home arena Glens Falls Civic Center
Owner(s) Calgary Flames
Head coach Ryan Huska
Affiliates Calgary Flames (NHL)
Colorado Eagles (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977–1987 Maine Mariners
1987–1993 Utica Devils
1993–2003 Saint John Flames
2005–2007 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009 Quad City Flames
2009–2014 Abbotsford Heat
2014 to present Adirondack Flames

The Adirondack Flames are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team is based out of Glens Falls, New York, and play out of the 4,794 seat Glens Falls Civic Center. They are the top affiliate of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and will make their debut in the 2014–15 AHL season after relocating from Abbotsford, British Columbia where the team was known as the Heat. The team also announced that former Portland Pirates Managing Owner and CEO Brian Petrovek will be serving as the team's President.

History[edit]

After playing five seasons in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada as the Abbotsford Heat, the city of Abbotsford terminated the contract with the Heat on April 15, 2014,[1] and on May 5, 2014 The AHL's Board of Governors announced their approval to relocate the team to Glens Falls for the 2014–15 season.[2] The contract between the city of Glens Falls and the Calgary Flames runs for three seasons with an option to renew for two more seasons.[3]

The relocation of Calgary's AHL team ensures that AHL hockey will continue uninterrupted in Glens Falls, despite the departure of Glens Falls' previous AHL team, the Adirondack Phantoms, who relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania following 2013–14 AHL season to become the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The team's logo pays homage to the former NHL team the Atlanta Flames, who relocated to Calgary, Alberta in 1980 to become the current Calgary Flames.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 2, 2014[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
47 Switzerland Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi LW L 21 2011 Bern, Switzerland Calgary
34 Canada Bancks, CarterCarter Bancks (A) LW L 25 2010 Marysville, British Columbia Adirondack
13 Canada Elson, TurnerTurner Elson LW L 22 2013 St. Albert, Alberta Calgary
36 Canada Ferland, MichaelMichael Ferland LW L 22 2010 Swan River, Manitoba Calgary
46 Canada Gillies, TrevorTrevor Gillies LW L 35 2014 Cambridge, Ontario Adirondack
28 United States Hanowski, BenBen Hanowski RW L 23 2013 Little Falls, Minnesota Calgary
17 Canada Jooris, JoshJosh Jooris C R 23 2013 Burlington, Ontario Calgary
11 Canada Knight, CorbanCorban Knight RW R 24 2013 High River, Alberta Calgary
23 Canada Locke, CoreyCorey Locke C L 30 2014 Toronto, Ontario Adirondack
48 United States Olson, BrettBrett Olson C R 27 2012 Superior, Wisconsin Adirondack
7 United States Ramage, JohnJohn Ramage D R 25 2010 Chesterfield, Missouri Calgary
25 Canada Reinhart, MaxMax Reinhart C L 22 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia Calgary
37 Canada Roy, OlivierOlivier Roy G L 23 2013 Amqui, Quebec Calgary
32 United States Sieloff, PatrickPatrick Sieloff D L 20 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan Calgary
Canada Tousignant, MathieuMathieu Tousignant C L 24 2014 Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec Adirondack
5 Canada Wotherspoon, TylerTyler Wotherspoon D L 21 2011 Surrey, British Columbia Calgary


Head Coaches[edit]

On June 24, 2014 it was announced that Ryan Huska, former head coach of the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL would be the team's first head coach.

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