A professional ice hockey club from Abbotsford, British Columbia, playing in the AHL. The team began playing in the 2021/22 season with home games at the Abbotsford Center as an AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. The team is a relocation of a franchise owned by the Canucks and known as the Utica Comets from 2013 to 2021. This is the second AHL team to play in Abbotsford after the Calgary Flames affiliate Abbotsford Heat from 2009 to 2014.
The Abbotsford Canucks franchise is one of the oldest professional hockey franchises, dating back to 1932 when the team was known as the Quebec Beavers.On March 29, 2013, Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CS &E), owners of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL), announced the purchase of the franchise of the American Hockey League (AHL), which then played as the Peoria Rivermen.
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