Flames Prospect Update, October 15 2012

Ryan Pike
October 15 2012 12:31PM


I don't know about you, but I spent my weekend watching hockey. The Abbotsford Heat returned to action following a fairly successful 2011-12 campaign. The Western Hockey League continued to provide fun games. Heck, the NCAA finally returned and we got a fleeting glimpse of The Big Jankowski against grown men.

Also, the lockout is now a month old, but hockey continues to occur.

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Latest at the Hockey Writers: a chat with Heat coach Troy G. Ward

Ryan Pike
October 12 2012 10:35AM


A year ago, veteran minor league coach Troy G. Ward inherited the position of head coach of the Abbotsford Heat from departing bench boss Jim Playfair. An assistant for one year with the Heat under Playfair, Ward gained a bit of familiarity with the club and its players and set right to work developing a winning strategy.

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Flames Prospect News Round-Up, October 10 2012

Ryan Pike
October 10 2012 11:12AM



Another week, another reminder that the National Hockey League is still locked out. But don't despair, as the Flames best and brightest prospects are starting their regular seasons – albeit in the American Hockey League or the Hockey East conference of the NCAA.

All this and more in this week's news round-up!

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Flames News Round-Up, October 3 2012

Ryan Pike
October 03 2012 08:15AM



The NHL is still on lockout, but our lives aren't quite as empty as they could be. No, friends, because there are still Flames-related items to discuss. So, in-between sobbing openly about cancelled games and catching up on Breaking Bad or the Wire, check out this quick rundown of how players are doing.

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Leland Irving joins Heat on a try-out

Ryan Pike
September 27 2012 02:45PM



The Abbotsford Heat announced this morning that goaltender Leland Irving has been added to the club's training camp roster. The Calgary Herald's Vicki Hall reported on Twitter that Irving has signed a professional try-out agreement with the the AHL club.

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