|City:||Glens Falls, New York|
|League:||American Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Glens Falls Civic Center|
|Head Coach:||Ryan Huska|
|Affiliates:|| Calgary Flames (NHL)|
Colorado Eagles (ECHL)
|1993–2003:||Saint John Flames|
|2005–2007:||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights|
|2007–2009:||Quad City Flames|
|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.
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, 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. 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.
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 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.
- Ryan Huska (2014-present)
- ↑ Abbotsford Heat leave city with $12M in losses - British Columbia - CBC News
- ↑ It’s official: Glens Falls keeping AHL hockey League approves team move to Adirondack
- ↑ Glens Falls tried to recruit four other AHL teams before Calgary
- ↑ Adirondack Flames to replace controversial mascot. Post-Star. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- ↑ The Official Site of the Abbotsford Heat: Roster. Abbotsford Heat. Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
- ↑ "Abbotsford Heat". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-11.
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