The city of Glens Falls, NY., has an arena in need of a minor-league hockey tenant. The Calgary Flames need a home for their top affiliate. It appears the obvious marriage is readying to take place. The Flames are finalizing a deal to move their AHL club to the central New York city, reported WNYT on Wednesday, which also said a deal will be announced next week. Flames president Ken King said via e-mail: “Considering it among others.” Glens Falls was home to the Adirondack Phantoms for the past five seasons, but the Philadelphia Flyers are moving their AHL team next season to Allentown, Penn. The Flames affiliate has been the Abbotsford Heat since 2009, but the B.C. city terminated the agreement a few weeks ago, citing losses of more than $7 million over the five years, and paid $5.5 million to sever ties.
Report: Calgary Flames moving AHL club to New York
Calgary Sun | May 1