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Abbotsford Heat
City Abbotsford, British Columbia
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division West Division
Founded 2009 (2009)
Home arena Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
Colours White, Red, Black, Silver
Head coach Troy Ward
Affiliate(s) Calgary Flames (NHL)
Utah Grizzlies (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 Abbotsford Heat were a Canadian professional ice hockey team that began playing in 2009. 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.

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. 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.

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