Heat fan favourite Carter Bancks was among 13 players sent to Abbotsford on Wednesday as the Calgary Flames made their first round of training camp cuts.

Heat fan favourite Carter Bancks was among 13 players sent to Abbotsford on Wednesday as the Calgary Flames made their first round of training camp cuts.

Bancks, Byron, Cundari among first batch of players assigned to Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Heat got their first group of players on Wednesday, as the NHL parent Calgary Flames made their first round of cuts.

The Abbotsford Heat got their first batch of players on Wednesday, as the NHL parent Calgary Flames made their first round of cuts.

Ticketed for the Fraser Valley are 13 players – 11 of whom have suited up for the Heat in the past. The complete list is as follows.

Goalies

Joni Ortio

Laurent Brossoit

Defence

Mark Cundari

Brady Lamb

Zach McKelvie

James Martin

Forwards

Paul Byron

Carter Bancks

David Eddy

Turner Elson

Ben Hanowski

Greg Nemisz

Brett Olson

Training camp begins Friday with a 10 a.m. on-ice session at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The Heat host the Utica Comets, the Vancouver Canucks’ affiliate, in a preseason game on Sunday (7 p.m., AESC).