May 05 2014 05:23PM
In a move that was preceded by a lot of chatter, the American Hockey League's Board of Governors have approved the move of the Abbotsford Heat to Glens Falls, NY, where they're expected to play in the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The Flames formally announced the board's decision via a press release earlier this afternoon.
Flames GM Brad Treliving released a statement as part of the press release:
“Glens Falls has had a terrific history with the American Hockey League and will be an ideal location and environment for the development of our prospects. When we announced on April 15th our discontinuation of operations in the City of Abbotsford, we had a few options available to us and there was much speculation about Glens Falls. There has been a high level of interest demonstrated to ensure the AHL remains in that market. We look forward to finalizing details and beginning this new partnership.”
More details about the move will be coming in the near future, as (per the release) the Flames still need to finalize their deal with the city. A press conference in Glens Falls in tentatively scheduled for next week.