AHL's Stockton Heat is relocating to Calgary next season

“Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation have appreciated the partnership with the City of Stockton since our arrival in 2015,” said Heat general manager Brad Pascall

 

The Stockton Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, will move to Calgary ahead of the 2022-23 season. Stockton has been the Flames' top minor-league affiliate since the 2015-16 season.

The AHL Board of Governors has approved the relocation on Monday.

After the Heat’s initial five-year lease at the Stockton Arena expired in the 2019-20 season, the Flames organization was negotiating with the city to solidify another long-term deal for at least two years. These negotiations granted the Heat a year lease for the current season and a core spot in events of the Stockton Arena.

The American Hockey League said division alignment will be finalized at a later date.

The Heat had the lowest average home attendance in the AHL this season at 1,713. They had the second-best points percentage in the Western Conference at .713.

Stockton is set for Game 1 against the Colorado Eagles at home on Monday in a best-of-five Pacific Division final series. 

 

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