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Heat Announce 2013 Training Camp Schedule

September 20, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Abbotsford Heat

Abbotsford, B.C. - The Abbotsford Heat announced today the schedule for their 2013 Training Camp.

20 Players in total (12 forwards, 8 defenceman, 2 goaltenders) reported to Abbotsford Friday, and will have two days of practices and off-ice sessions before welcoming the Utica Comets (AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks) to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre (AESC) for a pre-season game on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00PM. All practices will take place at the AESC.

Saturday, September 21st

10:00AM-10:40AM Ice session

11:15AM- 12:00PM Ice session (Post practice work-out to follow at 12:15PM)

Sunday, September 22nd-

10:00AM-11:00AM Morning skate

7:00PM Game VS. Utica Comets

Monday, September 23rd

12:00PM Abbotsford Heat Foundation Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 24th

10:00AM-11:00AM Practice

Wednesday, September 25th

10:00AM- 11:00AM Practice

Thursday, September 26th

10:00AM- 11:00AM Practice

Friday, September 27th

10:00AM-11:30AM Practice

Saturday, September 28th

10:00AM - 11:30AM Practice

All media availability for players will commence 20 minutes after practice (except when they are scheduled for a post-practice workout on specified days). Head Coach Troy G. Ward will meet with media 20 minutes after the final ice time on each day of training camp.

TRAINING CAMP ROSTER:

Number Player Hometown Last year's team

# 2 D- Brady Lamb (1988) Calgary, Alberta Abbotsford Heat (AHL)

# 3 D- James Martin (1991) Winnipeg, Manitoba Utah Grizzlies(ECHL)

# 4 D- Zach McKelvie (1985) New Brighton, Minnesota Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

# 8 D- Zach Davies (1988) Smithers, B.C. Quinnipiac University

# 12 F- Paul Byron (1989) Ottawa, Ontario Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

# 13 F- Turner Elson (1992) St.Albert, Alberta Red Deer(WHL)

# 14 D- Mark Cundari (1990) Woodbridge, Ontario Peoria/Abbotsford(AHL)

# 15 F- Greg Nemisz (1990) Courtice, Ontario Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

# 16 D- Dean Arsene (1980) Murrayville, B.C. St.John's IceCaps(AHL)

# 18 D- Drew MacKenzie (1988) New Canaan, Connecticut Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

# 24 F- David Eddy (1990) Woodbury, Minnesota Utah Grizzlies(ECHL)

# 28 F- Ben Hanowski (1990) Little Falls, Minnesota St.Cloud State University

# 30 G- Laurent Brossoit (1993) Surrey, B.C. Edmonton Oil Kings(WHL)

# 31 G- Joni Ortio (1991) Turku, Finland HIFK, Helsinki

# 34 F- Carter Bancks (1989) Marysville, B.C. Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

# 39 F- Peter Sivak (1982) Cheb, Czech Repubic Worcester Sharks(AHL)

# 41 F- Jordan Kremyr (1986) Cloverdale, B.C. Alaska Aces(ECHL)

# 43 D- Mark Pawlowski (1988) Mississauga, Ontario Pensacola Ice Flyers(SPHL)

# 44 D- Kane Lafranchise (1988) Edmonton, Alberta Alaska Aces(ECHL)

# 46 F- Brett Lyon (1991) Grand Forks, B.C. Bakersfield Condors(ECHL)

# 48 D- Brett Olson (1987) Superior, Wisconsin Abbotsford Heat(AHL)

#49 F- Andy Taranto (1988) Woodbridge, Illinois Alaska-Fairbanks

The Heat open the 2013-2014 season on October 4th in Lake Erie, with the home opener taking place on October 11th against the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:00PM. To purchase tickets call 1-877-452-HEAT or visit www.AbbotsfordHeat.com .

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