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Opponents Set for the Abbotsford HEAT

July 30, 2009

ABBOTSFORD BC – As their inaugural season approaches, the Abbotsford HEAT are getting prepared for their upcoming season. As their schedule is nearing completion, the HEAT are now having a better idea of how their schedule will break down and who they will be playing this upcoming season.

The HEAT will play an 80 game regular season, which will be heavy on divisional and conference games, with 40 games being played against NORTH DIVISION rivals and an additional 28 games being played versus their WESTERN CONFERENCE RIVALS in the WEST DIVISON. An additional 12 games will be played versus ATLANTIC DIVISION opponents.

The Heat and their fans will get a good look at most of the Canadian NHL affiliate teams, as division rivals Manitoba Moose (Vancouver Canucks), Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadiens) will all visit the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre four times apiece this upcoming season. The Springfield Falcons (Edmonton Oilers) will also make two visits to the Fraser Valley this season.

North Division Opponents/Affiliations:
Manitoba Moose – Vancouver Canucks (4 home and 4 away)
Hamilton Bulldogs – Montreal Canadiens (4 home and 4 away)
Toronto Marlies – Toronto Maple Leafs (4 home and 4 away)
Lake Erie Monsters – Colorado Avalanche (4 home and 4 away)
Grand Rapids Griffins – Detroit Red Wings (2 home and 2 away)
Rochester Americans – Florida Panthers (2 home and 2 away)
40 games total (20 home and 20 away)

West Division Opponents/Affiliations:
Austin Stars – Dallas Stars (2 home and 2 away)
Houston Aeros – Minnesota Wild (2 home and 2 away)
San Antonio Rampage – Phoenix Coyotes (2 home and 2 away)
Peoria Rivermen – St. Louis Blues (2 home and 2 away)
Rockford Icehogs – Chicago Black Hawks (2 home and 2 away)
Milwaukee Admirals – Nashville Predators (2 home and 2 away)
Chicago Wolves – Atlanta Thrashers (2 home and 2 away)
28 games total – 14 home and 14 away

Atlantic Division Opponents/Affiliations:
Providence Bruins – Boston Bruins (2 home and 2 away)
Springfield Falcons – Edmonton Oilers (2 home and 2 away)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers – New York Islanders (2 home and 2 away)
12 games total – 6 home and 6 away

The American Hockey League will announce the official league schedule in early August. With the AHL playoff format being divisional this season, the division rivalries will surely HEAT up.

 

Put your plans on ice!
Get your ABBOTSFORD HEAT SEASON TICKETS TODAY!
Call 1-877-452-HEAT(4328) or visit
www.abbotsfordheat.com

Contact: Dave Sheldon, Director of Communications and Broadcast, Abbotsford Heat Hockey Club
Office: 604-743-5051 (Abbotsford)
Cell: 778-245-1757 (Abbotsford and Lower Mainland)
Email:[email protected]

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