Aces' AHL affiliate will have new location next season

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Just a quick note to report the NHL's Calgary Flames today announced their AHL affiliate won't be in Abbotsford, B.C., next season -- that's of interest here because the ECHL's Alaska Aces are affiliated with the Flames and Heat.

Here's today's short announcement on the Heat website.

And here's something from NBC's Pro Hockey Talk. Caveat: For what's it's worth, there's a mistake in this report -- Heat are not in midst of Calder Cup playoffs, as PHT reports, but have three regular-season games left this week.

Abbotsford averaged just 3,007 fans in 38 home games this season, and that's the second-lowest number on the circuit.