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Adirondack Flames
Adirondack Flames logo
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 in Glens Falls, New York, and plays at 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.

HistoryEdit

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.

The team earned a certain degree of notoriety when its mascot, Scorch, was introduced. In what a number of Flames fans saw as poor taste, an introductory video showed Scorch, supposedly the last unextinguished flame from a fire that devastated Glens Falls in the 19th century, overpowering a firefighter and knocking him to the ground. The ensuing controversy prompted the Flames to discontinue Scorch shortly after he was introduced.[4]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated October 16, 2014[5][6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
4 Flag of the United States Acolatse, SenaSena Acolatse

D R 26 2014 Hayward, California Calgary
15 Flag of the United States Agostino, KennyKenny Agostino

LW L 24 2014 Flanders, New Jersey Calgary
46 Flag of the United States Arnold, BillBill Arnold

C R 24 2014 Needham, Massachusetts Calgary
27 Flag of Switzerland Baertschi, SvenSven Baertschi

LW L 24 2014 Bern, Switzerland Calgary
2 Flag of Canada.svg Culkin, RyanRyan Culkin

D L 22 2014 Montreal, Quebec Calgary
14 Flag of Canada.svg Cundari, MarkMark Cundari

 (A)

D L 26 2014 Toronto, Ontario Calgary
13 Flag of Canada.svg Elson, TurnerTurner Elson

LW L 24 2014 St. Albert, Alberta Calgary
19 Flag of Canada.svg Ferland, MichaelMichael Ferland

LW L 24 2014 Swan River, Manitoba Calgary
24 Flag of Canada.svg Gillies, TrevorTrevor Gillies

LW L 37 2014 Cambridge, Ontario Adirondack
26 Flag of Finland Granlund, MarkusMarkus Granlund

C L 23 2014 Oulu, Finland Calgary
28 Flag of the United States Hanowski, BenBen Hanowski

RW L 26 2014 Little Falls, Minnesota Calgary
9 Flag of the United States Hathaway, GarnetGarnet Hathaway

RW R 25 2014 Naples, Florida Adirondack
11 Flag of Canada.svg Knight, CorbanCorban Knight

 (A)

RW R 26 2014 High River, Alberta Calgary
2 Flag of Canada.svg Kulak, BrettBrett Kulak

D L 22 2014 Stony Plain, Alberta Calgary
31 Flag of Finland Ortio, JoniJoni Ortio

G R 25 2014 Turku, Finland Calgary
7 Flag of the United States Ramage, JohnJohn Ramage

D R 27 2014 Chesterfield, Missouri Calgary
25 Flag of Canada.svg Reinhart, MaxMax Reinhart

C L 24 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia Calgary
32 Flag of the United States Sieloff, PatrickPatrick Sieloff

D L 22 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan Calgary
6 Flag of Canada.svg Stevenson, DustinDustin Stevenson

D L 27 2014 Gull Lake, Saskatchewan Adirondack
39 Flag of Canada.svg Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen

G L 30 2014 Aldergrove, British Columbia Calgary
16 Flag of Canada.svg Tousignant, MathieuMathieu Tousignant

C L 27 2014 Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec Adirondack
48 Flag of Canada.svg Van Brabant, BryceBryce Van Brabant

C L 25 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Calgary
45 Flag of Germany Wolf, DavidDavid Wolf

LW L 27 2014 Düsseldorf, Germany Calgary
5 Flag of Canada.svg Wotherspoon, TylerTyler Wotherspoon

D L 23 2014 Surrey, British Columbia Calgary
38 Flag of Canada.svg Yonkman, NolanNolan Yonkman

 (C)

D R 35 2014 Punnichy, Saskatchewan Adirondack


Head CoachesEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit



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