Saint John Flames
City: Saint John, New Brunswick
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1993–2003
Home Arena: Harbour Station
Colours: Red, White, Gold & Black
Affiliates: Calgary Flames
Franchise history
1977–1987: Maine Mariners
1987–1993: Utica Devils
1993–2003: Saint John Flames
2005–2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009: Quad City Flames
2009–2014: Abbotsford Heat
2014-present: Adirondack Flames
Division Championships: 2: 1997–98, 2000–01
Conference Championships: 2: 1997–98, 2000–01
Calder Cups: 1: 2000–01

The Saint John Flames were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League from 1993 to 2003 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The Calgary Flames bought and relocated the Utica Devils, to be their AHL affiliate.

The Saint John Flames won the 2001 Calder Cup Championship on home ice at Harbour Station against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flames won the series four games to two with a final score of 1–0. The Flames also played in the Calder Cup Finals in 1998, losing to the Philadelphia Phantoms.

The franchise was relocated to Omaha, Nebraska in 2005 where it played for two seasons as the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights before relocating once again for the 2007–2008 season to become the Quad City Flames, and finally relocating to Abbotsford, British Columbia for the 2009-2010 season. At the time, the St. John's Maple Leafs were left as the last remaining Atlantic Canadian AHL club. Subsequently, the Toronto Maple Leafs moved their affiliate to Toronto. The Saint John market is currently served by the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs.

Notable AlumniEdit

Several former Saint John Flames players have played in the NHL with great success. Notably, the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals series between the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning featured 17 players who had once played for the Saint John Flames organization.

The following players were longtime members of the Saint John Flames who went on to notable NHL careers:

  • Martin St. Louis
  • Isaiah Smith
  • Chris Clark
  • Mike Mottau
  • Steve Begin
  • Wade Belak
  • Zach Abric
  • Chris Landry
  • Zack Hefler
  • Jeff Cowan
  • Hnat Domenichelli
  • Jim Dowd
  • Rico Fata
  • Denis Gauthier
  • Shane Hnidy
  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere
  • Chuck Kobasew
  • Matthew Lombardi
  • Steve Montador
  • Dwayne Roloson
  • Oleg Saprykin
  • Jody Shelley
  • Todd Simpson
  • Cory Stillman

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games Played WinsLosesTiesOvertime LosesPoints Goals
1993–94 80373310 8430411112nd, Atlantic
1994–95 80274013 672502864th, Atlantic
1995-96 803511511 26 392722642nd, Atlantic
1996–97 80283613 3 7223723002nd, Canadian
1997–98 80432413 0 9923145671st, Atlantic
1998–99 803140 8 1 712382964th, Atlantic
1999–00 80323211 5 802672832nd, Atlantic
2000–01 804424 7 51002692101st, Canadian
2001–02 80293413 4 7518225485th, Canadian
2002–03 803241 6 1 7167834th, Canadian


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1993–94 L, 3–4, Moncton
1994–95 L, 1–4, P.E.I.
1995–96 W, 3–1, St. John's W, 4–1, Fredericton L, 3–4, Portland
1996–97 L, 2–3, Hamilton
1997–98 W, 3–1, St. John's W, 4–2, Portland W, 4–1, Hartford L, 2–4, Philadelphia
1998–99 W, 3–0, Lowell L, 0–4, Fredericton
1999–00 L, 0–3, Lowell
2000–01 W, 3–0, Portland W, 4–1, Quebec W, 4–1, Providence W, 4–2, W.B.S.
2001–02 Out of Playoffs
2002–03 Out of Playoffs

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