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Abbotsford, BC – The Abbotsford Heat announced the 2012-13 regular season schedule as released by the American Hockey League (“AHL”) today. The Heat will open the 2012-13 season at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on Friday, October 12th versus the Peoria Rivermen, NHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues.

The Vancouver Canucks affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, visit Abbotsford four times: Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th as well as Friday, January 11th and Saturday January 12th.

The Heat’s longest home stand of the season is an eight-game set spanning from January 4th to January 20th when they host Rochester, Chicago, Hamilton and Milwaukee. The Heat’s longest road trip is a seven game trek from March 15th – 17th with the Heat travelling to Southern Ontario, New York and Texas as they visit Hamilton, Rochester (twice), Toronto, Texas, Houston, and concluding in San Antonio.

Canadian rivals, the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadiens) and Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs), will each visit the AESC four times as the AHL realigned the Heat to the North Division this past off-season.

The day-by-day breakdown is as follows: Monday (0), Tuesday (4), Wednesday (4), Thursday (1), Friday (13), Saturday (13), and Sunday (3). Other schedule notables include only on split series, the last series in the regular home season, as well as nine home stints and nine road trips.

The Heat finish the regular season with a road game against Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 20th; the final day of the AHL regular season is April 21st.

The puck will drop at 7:00 PM Pacific for all home games with the exception of home games that fall on a Sunday, which will have a 4:00 PM start time, and there will be a 10:30 AM start time for the game scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th. The morning start time comes as a result of a renewed partnership between the Heat and Abbotsford School District #34 to host the second-annual „School Day Game‟.

Single-game tickets will be available for sale to the general public in September. Priority seating is offered exclusively to subscription holders; season tickets and flex packages are available now.

All tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-452-HEAT (4328), clicking on

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