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Canucks Affiliate Utica Comets Visit November 29 & 30

November 19, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Abbotsford Heat News Release

Abbotsford, BC - The Abbotsford Heat announced today that there is only ten days remaining to buy tickets for the Utica Comets' (AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks) first regular season visit to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC).

Vancouver Canucks legend "Captain" Kirk McLean will be available for autographs and photos at 6pm on Friday November 29th. On Saturday November 30th, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to win $5000 in The Honda Way Shootout, courtesy of The Honda Way Abbotsford.

Kirk McLean is a Vancouver sports legend and played a key role in the Vancouver Canucks' run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. McLean played eleven seasons with the Canucks (1987-1998), playing the most games (516) as a goalie in a Canucks uniform and earning the second most wins (211) in Canucks history. McLean was also named a finalist for two Vezina trophies (1989, 1992), named to two NHL All-Star Games (1990, 1992) and was a second team NHL All-Star (1992). McLean was inducted into the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour in November 2010.

The Heat currently sit first in the American Hockey League (AHL) with 27 points while the Comets sit last in the AHL North Division with six points. The Comets are led offensively by Pascal Pelletier (11 points), Benn Feriero (10 points), and Alexandre Grenier (10 points), also boasting top Canucks prospects Frank Corrado, Nicklas Jensen, Kellan Lain, and Darren Archibald.

Fans are encouraged to purchase the Comets package, including two tickets to each Friday or each Saturday game against the Comets this season. The Comets package starts at $81, call 1-877-452-HEAT (4238) to purchase yours today.

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