AHL has another affiliate moving to Canada

Another American Hockey League team is changing locations. The AHL’s board of governors approved the relocation of the Stockton Heat – the Calgary Flames’ affiliate – allowing the team to move its home location from California to Calgary for the 2022-23 season. The move was officially announced Monday.
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Distance doesn't make the heart grow fonder in the AHL

The news of the Stockton Heat's plans to leave the city of Stockton for Calgary, Alberta, is a loss for fans wanting to see top-level minor league hockey locally. However, the move is not so surprising given the trend of NHL teams having their American Hockey League affiliate teams nearby. The travel from Stockton to Calgary made it more difficult for officials to get a look at prospects playing for the Heat as well as for players who got called up to the big club.
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Flames Relocate AHL Team to Calgary for 2022-23

The Stockton Heat are no more. After starting play in 2015-16, the Heat will move to Calgary next season, giving the Flames much closer access to its prospects. The move was first reported by Tony Androckitis last week for Inside AHL Hockey. The Heat did play the 2020-21 season in...
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Flames to move AHL affiliate to Calgary

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced that the AHL Board of Governors, convening last week for its Spring Meeting, has approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the Calgary Flames from Stockton, Calif., to Calgary, Alta., beginning with the 2022-23 season.

Flames relocate AHL affiliate from California to Calgary

While the headlines surrounding the Calgary Flames are all about their Battle of Alberta playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers, the organization does have some major unrelated news as well. The American Hockey League announced Monday that its Board of Governors has approved the relocation of the Flames’ affiliate, the Stockton Heat, from Stockton, California to Calgary. The league’s official announcement read as follows:

The Flames’ AHL affiliate is relocating to Calgary for 2022-23 season

The move was originally reported by Inside AHL Hockey’s Tony Androckitis. The Heat played five seasons in Stockton on their original lease, then negotiated a one year renewal as they tried to nail down a longer-term deal. A wrinkle came in the form of the pandemic, which forced the Flames to have their AHL team co-located in Calgary due to border challenges. The Flames really liked the convenience of that situation, which likely led to this move: it’s cost efficient, the travel is about the same for call-ups as it would be in Stockton, and it allows players more hands-on time with the organization’s development staff. (The Abbotsford Canucks played the 2021-22 season and experienced better-than-expected travel, which also undoubtedly factored into the Flames’ decision-making, as noted by and reported Patrick Williams on Twitter.)

Phantoms miss playoffs, but Lappy has Flyers’ AHL team making strides

Like the Philadelphia Flyers, the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms were decimated by injuries this season. They were also shorthanded because many of their quality players were recalled by the parent club. Unlike the Flyers, the Phantoms stayed in the playoff race until late in the season, a credit to...

AHL announces Stockton Heat relocating to Calgary next season

STOCKTON, Calif. — The Calgary Flames officially announced Monday that the Stockton Heat will be moving to Calgary, Alberta, Canada beginning in the 2022-23 season. The decision has come following the approval of the American Hockey League (AHL) Board of Governors at an official board meeting last week announcing the plans for relocating the team.

Flames relocating AHL affiliate to Calgary from Stockton

The Calgary Flames are bringing their AHL affiliate home. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. On Monday morning, the Flames announced that the AHL Board of Governors had approved the relocation of the organization’s affiliate from Stockton, Calif., and that the team will play its home games in Calgary next season.

Wolves top Milwaukee Admirals again in Game 2 of AHL Central Division Finals

ROSEMONT, Ill. (CBS) -- The Wolves were ready to flex on the Milwaukee Admirals Sunday in Game 2 of the AHL Central Division Finals. The Wolves were up 1-0 in the first period, and Orland Park native David Gust then scored his second goal of the game By late in the second, the Wolves were up 7-1. Stefan Noesen scored his third of the period. The Wolves tied a franchise record with eight goals as they won 8-2. They have outscored opponents 28-10 in their five playoff games so far. The Wolves can close out the Admirals and advance to the West Finals Wednesday night.