Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Flames Switch East Coast League Affiliate to Kansas City Mavericks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Flames Switch East Coast League Affiliate to Kansas City Mavericks

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Flames switch East Coast Leage affiliate

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CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have entered an affiliation agreement with the East Coast League's Kansas City Mavericks for the 2017-18 season.

The Mavericks replace the Adirondack Thunder in Glens Falls, N.Y., after a three-year relationship with Calgary.

The Mavericks were previously affiliated with the New York Islanders. The Thunder said Thursday in a statement the team will announce a new NHL affiliation in the coming weeks.

Six Flames prospects spent time with the Thunder last season.

The Mavericks are owned by Lamar Hunt Jr., who is the son of the founder of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.

"Our organization was seeking a first class franchise with quality ownership and management that share the same principles and objectives for player development philosophy as our own club," Flames assistant general manager Brad Pascall said Thursday in a statement. …

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