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Abbotsford Heat General Manager Jay Feaster announced today the assignment of six players to its developmental affiliate in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), the Utah Grizzlies:

Bryan Cameron           Right Wing
Ryan Howse                Left Wing
James Martin               Defense
Gaelan Patterson        Center
Nick Tuzzolino              Defense
Mitch Wahl                   Center

Mr. Feaster noted that the following players were today released from their American Hockey League tryout agreements:

Dave Cowan               Defense
Alex Evin                     Goaltender
Jaime Fritsch               Defense
Mark Isherwood         Defense
Jordan Kremyr            Left Wing
Peter Merth                Defense
Garry Nunn                 Right Wing
Grant Rollheiser         Goaltender

Hockey is Back
The Heat also announced that defenseman Steve McCarthy has been retained under agreement and will begin the American Hockey League season in Abbotsford. McCarthy, a native of Trail, British Columbia, has appeared in 302 NHL regular season games during his thirteen year professional hockey career and spent last season with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss Elite League where he helped his team capture the Swiss Elite League Championship under the guidance of Calgary Flames Head Coach Bob Hartley

Following today’s transactions, thirty-one players remain in Abbotsford’s training camp with the Heat’s practices (open to the public) resuming tomorrow morning in preparation for the team’s home opener and season opening weekend against the Peoria Rivermen (AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Center. For tickets please call 1-877-452-HEAT(4328) or visit us online at

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