Just 11 games remain in the regular season for the Abbotsford Heat, which sits in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference in the AHL.
With Mikael Backlund healthy and the Calgary Flames needing to open a roster spot for the playmaking Heat graduate, Sven Baertschi was assigned to Abbotsford on Saturday and joined the club for their game in Rochester, N.Y. Sunday.
Unable to get an American Hockey League roster spot just 15 months ago, goaltender Danny Taylor proved the doubters wrong by earning his first National Hockey League win at the age of 27.
The Abbotsford Heat lost its last four games on the road but still retain their lead in the North Division with 59 points (26-20-3-4), which is also good enough for third in the AHL Western Conference.
Abbotsford Heat goaltender Danny Taylor is off to the Calgary Flames on a one-year, two-way contract after regular starter Miikka Kiprusoff suffered a lower-body injury in a 4-1 win over Detroit. Taylor's deal is worth $525,000 US. He spent the last two seasons with the Heat.
The noise level in the AESC rose to the rafters Tuesday as 6,172 screaming kids cheered on the Abbotsford Heat at the second annual School Day Game.
The Abbotsford Heat were shut out 1-0 by the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings) Saturday after beating the Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado Avalanche) 4-1 the night before in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Abbotsford Heat shut out the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators) 2-0 Sunday to win their fourth straight game at the AESC. The win ends the club's eight game home stand with a record of five wins and three losses.
The Abbotsford Heat were shut out by the Chicago Wolves 1-0 in front of 7,046 fans Saturday night, and lost 3-1 Friday at the AESC.
Coquitlam's Ben Street scored twice and added an assist as the Abbotsford Heat beat the Rochester Americans 3-1 Saturday night at the AESC - soothing the sting of a 5-2 loss to the Amerks Friday.
After a grueling six-game road trip, the Abbotsford Heat are finally back in town for an eight-game home stand which begins Friday night against the Rochester Americans at the AESC at 7 p.m.
More than 5,000 fans packed the AESC and watched their Abbotsford Heat give a 5-1 thumping to the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night.
The Abbotsford Heat lost in a 4-3 shootout to the Lake Erie Monsters Saturday, then lost their first regulation game on Sunday, falling 2-1 to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Hockey fans were the big winners last weekend when two nearly sold-out crowds packed the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre - with the Heat displacing the Chicago Wolves from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 4-1 win Saturday night.
The Abbotsford Heat signed goaltender Danny Taylor to a one-year AHL contract.
The Abbotsford Heat are inviting all their fans to a season-end extravaganza on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AESC (33800 King Rd.), Abbotsford.
The Abbotsford Heat invite all their fans to a season-end extravaganza on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AESC , 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford.
The Abbotsford Heat's season came to an end at the hands of the Toronto Marlies, as they lost 3-2 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday at the AESC.
It wasn't the magical return Leland Irving was hoping for.