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Abbotsford Flames
City: Moline, Illinois
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: West Division
Founded: 2007
Home Arena: I wireless Center
Colors: Red, black, gold, white


Owner(s): Dennis Voss, Kerry and Lisa Panozzo, Kevin Murphy, Dave Arnold, Robert Byrd
Head Coach: Ryan McGill
Affiliates: Calgary Flames (NHL)
Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Franchise history
1987 to 1993: Utica Devils
1993 to 2003: Saint John Flames
2005 to 2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007 to 2009: Quad City Flames
2009 to future: Abbotsford, British Columbia

The Quad City Flames were an minor professional team that played between 2007 and 2009. They were owned by QC Sports Ventures Inc., an ownership group based out of the Quad Cities. The Flames played at the I wireless Center in Moline, Illinois. They were the American Hockey League farm team of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. The move to the Quad Cities was confirmed on May 24, 2007. As a result, the arena's previous hockey tenant, the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League ceased operations. .

The team will relocate to Abbotsford, British Columbia after the 2008-09 season.


The Flames AHL franchise relocated from Omaha, Nebraska, where the team spent two seasons as the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. Following two disappointing seasons at the gate in which the Flames and the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben lost over $4 million, the Flames chose to relocate the franchise. The new franchise joined former UHL rival, the Rockford IceHogs in moving up to the AHL.

The Flames were the third team to attempt to place an AHL team in the Quad Cities. Both the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers were unable to reach an agreement with the owners of the Mallards, and of the arena. While the NHL franchise had signed an affiliation agreement to the end of the 2011–12 season, the Flames and Quad City Sports Ventures agreed to end the agreement after just two seasons as the Flames will place their affiliate in Abbotsford, British Columbia for the 2009–10 AHL season.

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Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostOTLSOLPoints Goals
2007–08 80 38 32 3 7 86 203 214 6th, West Division
2008–09 80 36 31 6 7 85 212 216 5th, West Division


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
2007–08 Out of playoffs.
2008–09 Out of playoffs.

Final SquadEdit

As of March 10, 2009

Number Player Catches Age Place of Birth
35 Flag of Canada Leland Irving L 20 Barrhead, Alberta
36 Flag of Canada Matt Keetley R 22 Medicine Hat, Alberta
Number Player Shoots Age Place of Birth
3 Flag of Sweden Anders Eriksson L 34 Bollnäs, Sweden
4 Flag of Canada Brad Cole L 21 Miniota, Manitoba
5 Flag of Canada Brad Brown R 33 Baie Verte, Newfoundland
7 Flag of Canada Brett Palin - A R 24 Nanaimo, British Columbia
11 Flag of Canada Gord Baldwin L 21 Winnipeg, Manitoba
14 Flag of Canada Brandon Roach L 21 Bay Roberts, Newfoundland
17 Flag of Canada Matt Pelech R 21 Toronto, Ontario
20 Flag of Canada Brad Farynuk L 27 Enderby, British Columbia
Number Player Shoots Position Age Place of Birth
8 Flag of Canada Cam Cunning L LW 21 Powell River, British Columbia
12 Flag of Canada Kyle Greentree L LW 25 Victoria, British Columbia
15 Flag of Finland Aki Seitsonen R C 22 Riihimäki, Finland
16 Flag of the United States John Vigilante L LW 23 Dearborn, Michigan
18 Flag of Canada Carsen Germyn - A R C 26 Campbell River, British Columbia
19 Flag of Canada J.D. Watt R RW 21 Cremona, Alberta
22 Flag of Canada John Armstrong R C 20 Unionville, Ontario
24 Flag of Canada David van der Gulik L RW 25 Abbotsford, British Columbia
26 Flag of Canada Adam Cracknell R RW 23 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
27 Flag of Canada Brett Sutter L C 21 Viking, Alberta
28 Flag of Canada Hugo Carpentier L C 21 Hull, Quebec
41 Flag of Canada Justin Bowers R C 23 Halifax, Nova Scotia
75 Flag of Canada Peter Vandermeer L LW 33 Caroline, Alberta

Team recordsEdit

Single seasonEdit

Goals: 39 Flag of Canada Kyle Greentree (2008-09)
Assists: 43 Flag of Canada Grant Stevenson (2007-08)
Points: 76 Flag of Canada Kyle Greentree (2008-09)
Penalty Minutes: 248 Flag of Canada Brandon Prust (2007-08)
GAA: 2.23 Flag of Canada Leland Irving (2008-09)
SV%: .912 Flag of Canada Matt Keetley (2007-08), Leland Irving (2008-09)
Wins: 24 Flag of Canada Leland Irving (2008-09)
Shutouts: 3 Flag of Canada Curtis McElhinney (2007-08)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender


Career Goals: 43 Flag of Canada Kris Chucko
Career Assists: 76 Flag of Canada Carsen Germyn
Career Points: 108 Flag of Canada Carsen Germyn
Career Penalty Minutes: 271 Flag of Canada Matt Pelech
Career Goaltending Wins: 24 Flag of Canada Leland Irving
Career Shutouts: 3 Flag of Canada Curtis McElhinney Flag of Canada Matt Keetley
Career Games: 154 Flag of Canada Kris Chucko
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