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Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
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City: Omaha, Nebraska
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 2005 to 2007
Home Arena: Omaha Civic Auditorium
Colors: Red, Black, Gold and Silver


Affiliates: Calgary Flames
Franchise history
1977 to 1987: Maine Mariners
1987 to 1993: Utica Devils
1993 to 2003: Saint John Flames
2005 to 2007: Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007 to 2009: Quad City Flames
2009 to present: Abbotsford Heat
Division Championships: one (2006–07)

The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Omaha, Nebraska, USA at the Omaha Civic Auditorium from 2005–07. Following the 2006–07 season, the Calgary Flames announced that the team would relocate to the Quad Cities for 2007–08.


In 2005, the AHL franchise of the Calgary Flames (the Saint John Flames, which existed from 1993–2003) was reestablished in Omaha. The Ak-Sar-Ben part of the team's name comes from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, an Omaha civic organization, whose logo was integrated into the insignia of the team and is a partner with the Omaha organization. Ak-Sar-Ben, which is "Nebraska" spelled backwards, was also the name of the arena of the original Omaha Knights. The team logo was shown with identical flame marks as the Calgary Flames' logo.

Following two difficult seasons at the gate, rumors swirled around both Omaha and the Quad Cities that the Flames would relocate their affiliate to the latter region, which was at the time served by the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League. The Calgary Flames, and Quad City Mallards confirmed the move on May 24, 2007. The team is currently located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Season-by-Season Record[]

Year GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2005–06 80 35 31 3 11 206 221 84 6th, West Out of Playoffs
2006–07 80 49 25 5 1 214 189 104 1st, West Lost 1st round, 4–2, Iowa Stars