Thursday was National Mascot Day, so in tribute, we took a look back at the busy year our pal Frankie the Firebird had!
With a long history of hockey in Springfield, Massachusetts and the outgoing Springfield Falcons heading to Tucson, the AHL announced that the new Springfield team moving from Portland, Maine will be called the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Follow the story of former Flames Scout Rob Pulford who managed to scout a diminutive winger named Johnny Gaudreau in 2011 and find out how this first round talent ended up going to the Flames in the fourth round of the draft.
The Calgary Flames have inked 23-year-old Czech goalie David Rittich to a one-year deal. Rittich has played 71 career games in the Czech Extraliga going 34-37-0 with a 2.71 goals-against-average and .910 save-percentage in his two pro seasons.
The AHL and all of its member clubs, including the Stockton Heat, donated more than $5 million back to the community, had 1,500 player and coach visits, 2,500 mascot appearances and more than 160,000 tickets donated to local charitable groups.
The Flames drafted a pair of Swedish defenseman seven spots apart in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft that they hope will develop into the backbone of the future blueline, however that future could be here sooner than you think with the talents of Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington.
For the first time ever, you can play as the entire Flames organization!!!! That's right, play as the Flames, Heat and Thunder as the ECHL will be joining as playable teams in the next edition of the game set to release on September 15!
The Flames made a splash before the draft, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton, but still managed to find a few players they hope can be the future of the Calgary Flames including Heat defenseman Oliver Kylington.
Heat defenseman Jakub Nakladal accomplished one of two goals he set last season making it to the NHL. This fall, 'Nak' has a chance to accomplish the second by representing the Czech Republic in the World Cup of Hockey.
Did you miss last night's Rob on the Road featuring the Stockton Heat? Watch it by clicking here to uncover some of California’s best-kept secrets, from an ancient building transported to the small town of Vina to the Bok Kai temple in Marysville. Plus, taste globally recognized wine in Lodi and hit the ice with professional hockey team Stockton Heat.
The Heat will be featured on KVIE (PBS) this Monday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. as one of the best 99 stops to make when driving along the California-99! Be sure to watch and set your DVR's for the episode of Rob on the Road!
Heat fans should get excited for the second young and talented Swedish defenseman as soon to be 20-year-old Rasmus Andersson could make the jump from the Barrie Colts to the AHL with the Stockton Heat come 2016-17. Learn more about Andersson and what makes him a can't miss prospect for the Heat and Flames!