Apr 11, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell (4) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames AHL affiliate to be based in Glen Falls, NY

The Calgary Flames announced that the team’s American Hockey League affiliate will be moving to Glen Falls, NY. The Adirondack Flames will play its home opener for the 2014-15 season at the Glen Falls Civic Center.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving made the following statement:

“The Calgary Flamesare 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. 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.”

In true NHL fashion, the Adirondack Flames will use the historical ‘A’ that was worn by the Atlanta Flames in the 1970’s, keeping the color scheme of the current Flames sweaters.

Glen Falls is no stranger to hosting AHL teams; doing so for the past 25 years.

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