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Flames' AHL franchise to be based in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Friday, 05.16.2014 / 8:28 PM / News

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Flames' AHL franchise to be based in Glens Falls, N.Y.
The Calgary Flames on Friday announced that their American Hockey League affiliate will move to Glens Falls, New York, for the 2014-15 season.

The Calgary Flames on Friday announced that their American Hockey League affiliate will move to Glens Falls, New York, for the 2014-15 season and will be known as the Adirondack Flames.

The team will play its home games at Glens Falls Civic Center.

"The Calgary Flames are dedicated to developing players in the American Hockey League and are excited at the prospect of moving to a mature hockey market like Glens Falls that deserves to remain an AHL market," Flames general manager Brad Treliving said in a statement. "The history and tradition of the Flames franchise goes back to the team's birth as the Atlanta Flames, and we are proud to also pay tribute to our history with the introduction of a new version of the flaming 'A' here in Adirondack. We look forward to building on Glens Falls' rich hockey history."

The main logo for the Adirondack Flames will be a version of the historic flaming "A" that was originally worn by the Atlanta Flames in the 1970s. The home and away jerseys will have the same color and striping pattern as the parent Flames.

The Abbotsford Heat, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, served as the Flames' AHL affiliate for the past five seasons.

Glens Falls has had an AHL team for 25 seasons. The Detroit Red Wings' AHL development program captured four Calder Cup titles between 1979 and 1999 under the banner of the Adirondack Red Wings. The Philadelphia Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, played in Glens Falls from 2009-14; it is moving to Allentown, Pennsylvania, for the 2014-15 season.

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