The Vancouver Canucks and the City of Abbotsford have reached a partnership agreement and officially confirmed today that the American Hockey League affiliate will move to Abbotsford, British Columbia, for the start of the 2021-22 season.
“On behalf of the board and the people of Abbotsford, I am pleased to formally welcome the American Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks team to Abbotsford,” Mayor said. Henry BrownCity of Abbotsford. This new partnership fosters strong ongoing community bonds and economic benefits for years to come. We are grateful to Francesco and the Aquilini family and Canucks for their work in making this agreement a reality and for helping establish Abbotsford as a leader in events, entertainment and sports in the Fraser Valley.”
“We are excited to end our partnership with the City of Abbotsford and can’t wait to bring potential AHL and Canucks home to the Fraser Valley,” he said. Francesco AquiliniChairman of the Board of Directors of Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “Thank you to Mayor Brown and his staff for their cooperation and commitment. Our partnership will have a positive impact in the local community, and we look forward to building important local relationships with fans in the coming weeks and months.”
“The American Hockey League is looking forward to returning to Abbotsford this fall,” said the president and CEO of the American Hockey League. Scott Huson. “With Fraser Valley located in the heart of Vancouver Canucks and with the Canucks commitment to the region, we have confidence that the partnership between the club and the city of Abbotsford will be a success.”
The Canucks and the City of Abbotsford launched a ticket campaign inviting fans to get to the front of the line for the 2021-22 season with a $25 deposit and priority tickets at Canucks.com/AHL. Thousands of fans have already deposited tickets for next season and signed up to receive the latest inside information about the Canucks AHL affiliate.
Information on ticket prices, schedule, team name, logo and other details will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can sign up for the latest info at Canucks.com/AHL.
The AHL will play at Abbotsford Center and will play in the AHL’s Pacific Division. Other teams in the division include the San Diego Jules (Anaheim), Ontario Reigns (Los Angeles), Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona), Colorado Eagles (Colorado), San Jose Barracuda (San Jose), Stockton Heat (Calgary), Henderson Silver Knights (Vegas) and Bakersfield Condors (Edward) . Palm Springs (Seattle) joins the league in 2022-23.