Six Join Heat From Flames

By September 25, 2013Sports News

Submitted. The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defensemen Chad Billins, John Ramage, Tyler Wotherspoon and forwards Steve Begin, Markus Granlund and Josh Jooris to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.

The Calgary Flames have 32 players remaining at camp (3 goalies, 10 defensemen, 19 forwards).

Photo: Defenseman Chad Billins

The Heat also announced today that Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens legend and five time Stanley Cup winner, will be featured in the first Legends of Hockey night of the 2013-14 season. Lafleur will be at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on October 11th for the Heat home opener against the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators). Tickets start at just $14.50 and are available now by calling 1-877-452-HEAT (4328)!

Guy Lafleur back in the day

Guy Lafleur back in the day

Guy Lafleur is a five time Stanley Cup winner and the all-time leading scorer in Montreal Canadiens history with 1,246 points. He was the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons. Lafleur won three Art Ross Trophies (league leader in points), two Hart Memorial trophies (League MVP), three Lester B. Pearson awards (MVP voted among his peers), and one Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP). Lafleur was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

Lafleur will be signing autographs for a Heat fans starting at 6pm on the concourse of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on a first come, first served basis. 50 lucky fans will also be chosen to meet Guy and get a guaranteed autograph from the Canadiens legend.

In addition to calling 1-877-452-HEAT (4328), fans can purchase Abbotsford Heat single game tickets at, the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre box office, the Matsqui Recreation Centre, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, and Whatcom Wine and Spirits.

The 2013 Heat Home Opener is presented by Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods. Thanks to Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods, if you purchase a group of 10 or more tickets before October 7th, you will be entered to win a Thanksgiving turkey dinner for 10 people during the October 11th Heat game. Your Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods turkey will be prepared with all the fixings by the AESC Chef and served in a private suite just for your group! The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

The Heat home opener weekend is October 11th and 12th against the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:00PM. To purchase tickets call 1-877-452-HEAT or visit

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