Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced today that Half-Season Heat365 Memberships are on sale now!
Starting at $330, Half-Season Memberships include 20 regular season Stockton Heat Hockey games and many of the same benefits that come with the Full Season Membership, including the ability to exchange tickets, nightly merchandise discounts, tickets to the Heat preseason game on Friday, September 29, access to exclusive, member-only events and much more.
“We’ve been encouraged by the response to our full season H365 Membership program in its first selling season”, Heat CEO Brian Petrovek said. “The member-only summer events like the Stockton Ports game, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and, coming up in just a few short weeks, a Shades of Color social painting experience have engaged members throughout the offseason. The Half-Season Membership offers another option for avid fans with less disposable time without sacrificing all the benefits and value of a full season Heat365 Membership, so we’re excited to be able to grow this exclusive family during its inaugural season.”
A Full-Season Heat365 Membership not only gives you tickets to all 34 Heat home games this season and the benefits and value listed above, but also includes benefits not available to Half-Season Members, like exclusive Heat365 gifts, early access to Stockton Arena through the Bud Light Cold Zone, tickets to the first round of the playoffs, and more.
Learn more about Heat365 Full and Half-Season Memberships by calling the Heat Front Office at 209.373.1500 or by visiting stocktonheat.com/compare. Fans can also attend the Heat’s Open House on Saturday, August 5 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. In addition to test driving seats for the upcoming season, fans can enjoy broomball, tour the Heat locker room, take advantage of official Heat merchandise discounts and every fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Heat preseason game on Friday, September 29 starting at 7:00 p.m.
You can find more information about the Heat’s Open House at stocktonheat.com/openhouse.
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Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced today the 2017-18 Hockey Operations staff including the contract extension of Heat Head Coach Ryan Huska, the return of Assistant Coach Domenic Pittis, Goaltending Coach Colin Zulianello, Head Equipment Manager Peter Bureaux along with Strength & Conditioning Coach Alan Selby and the additions of Assistant Coach Cail MacLean, Head Athletic Trainer James Borrelli, Video Analyst and Team Services Kohl Schultz and Assistant Equipment Manager Mitch MacLeod.
Heat Head Coach Ryan Huska returns for his third season in Stockton and fourth in the Calgary Flames organization having compiled a 101-90-21 record and coming off his most successful year at the helm where the Heat went 34-25-9 and made it to Game 5 of the Pacific Division Semifinals against the Pacific Division winning San Jose Barracuda.
Pittis returns for his third season and Zulianello is set to begin his second season with the Heat. Bureaux will be entering his third season with the Heat and seventh season in the Flames organization. Selby heads into his second year in Stockton.
MacLean, who replaces Todd Gill after he accepted the Head Coaching job with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack, joins the Heat after two seasons as the Head Coach of the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL, guiding the club to two-straight playoff appearances and a 79-48-17 record. In total, MacLean has posted a 157-96-35 record as a head coach at the ECHL level with Adirondack and the South Carolina Stingrays, having made the playoffs in his four seasons at the helm.
This is MacLean’s second go-around with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate having served as an assistant coach with the Abbotsford Heat from 2011 to 2013. MacLean had an 11-year pro hockey career spanning from 1997 through 2008, playing 747 games in the AHL, ECHL and the former International Hockey League.
Borrelli arrives in Stockton after serving as the North Bay Battalion’s (Ontario Hockey League) Head Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager since 2013. A graduate of the University of Guelph and Sheridan College, Borrelli had two stints with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL and spent two seasons with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and has worked a number of tournaments with Hockey Canada.
Schultz begins his career in pro hockey after serving as the Director of Hockey Operations for Bemidji State University and as the Video Coordinator and Director of Community Engagement with the University of Maine men’s hockey program. His main tasks with the Heat will be to assist the coaching staff with video analysis along with serving as the team’s travel coordinator.
MacLeod returns to Stockton having previously been a Hockey Operations Intern with the Stockton Thunder in 2014-15. Since then, MacLeod has worked in Slovenia with Hockey Without Borders and as an Assistant Coach and Equipment Manager with the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League.
The third season of Heat hockey begins on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. as the Heat host the Bakersfield Condors and follow that up with a rematch of the Pacific Division Semifinals, hosting the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Fans can learn about ticket options for the 2017-18 season by attending the Heat’s Open House on Saturday, August 5 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. In addition to test driving seats for the upcoming season, fans can enjoy broomball, tour the Heat locker room, take advantage of official Heat merchandise discounts and every fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Heat preseason game on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn more about the Open House at stocktonheat.com/openhouse or by calling the Heat Front Office at 209.373.1500.
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Announced recently, the Flames have resigned last year’s goalie tandem in Stockton to contracts for the upcoming season, uniting one of the best 🇺🇸 and 🇨🇿 goalies Stockton has ever seen!
Both Jon Gillies and David Rittich are back in the mix, and while they’ll both hope to push Mike Smith (🇨🇦) and Eddie Lack (🇸🇪) for playing time in Calgary, the pair could find themselves tending the net for the Heat in 2017-18.
Drafted in 2012, Gillies has long been considered one of the top up and coming goalie prospects in all of the NHL, proving it in 2015-16 as he earned his first pro win and first pro shutout in the first ever game for the Stockton Heat, where the club beat the Rockford IceHogs 7-0.
Another shutout win later, Gillies unfortunately found himself aggravating an existing hip injury during Hot Pink 1 and was shutdown for the rest of his rookie season.
He returned to the Heat in 2016-17 and picked up right where he left off, going 18-14-1 with a .910 save-percentage and a 2.93 goals-against-average and played his heart out during the second and third periods of the eventual overtime losing effort in Game 5 against the Barracuda.
Meanwhile, Rittich, who was plucked from relative obscurity, playing two seasons for Mlada Boleslav BK of the Czech Extraliga (top Czech League) and would come in to make an immediate impact.
Going 15-11-1, Rittich kept the Heat in many games during his first season and had some of the best numbers in all of the AHL to prove it, finishing with a .924 save-percentage and a 2.27 goals-against-average, finishing eighth among AHL goalies in those categories.
He also set a new Heat record for most shutouts in a single season with five, which was also tied for the second most among AHL goalies in 2016-17. Rittich is now the Heat all-time leader in shutouts, surpassing Kevin Poulin and Gillies during the season.
Both goalies would make their NHL debuts for the Flames as well last season, with Gillies starting for the Flames in a game against the Los Angeles Kings, allowing one goal on 28 shots and earning his first NHL win. Rittich would come in for the Flames final period in the regular season against the San Jose Sharks stopping nine of 10 shots.
Should they be both be back tending the Stockton net in 2017-18, Heat coaches and fans alike will feel pretty comfortable with both goalies tending the net!
August’s Heat365 Member of the Month, Gary Alegre, cheers hard for the Heat, but has also introduced the game to so many who’ve gotten hooked!
It’s been a busy summer for Heat365 Members.
Most recently, fans enjoyed half-off entry into Six Flags Discovery Kingdom just for being Members. Those who took part got to enjoy some of the best thrill rides in Northern California, like the all-new Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth ride!
Take Eugene and Alexzandre Salon for instance, who snapped this pic in-between rollercoasters and bumper cars!
However, the Six Flags event hasn’t been the only event or special perk that Heat365 Members have enjoyed this summer.
In June as part of our Renewal Sweepstakes, over 500 prizes were given out to renewed Members and Mini Plan Holders, but our top prize, a trip to San Diego to see the Heat take on the San Diego Gulls, was won by Heat365 Member Debbie Kester!
The month was also highlighted by a Heat Night at the Stockton Ports game against the Modesto Nuts, where the Ports were not only victorious, but also shot off fireworks to end the night! A number of Heat365 Members were in attendance during the contest, including our first Members of the Month, the Wingerd Family!
Don’t forget our fun event to kick off our special Heat365 Membership Program on the Sierra Dinner Train back in late May, when Heat365 Members rode the train and sipped some of the best wine Northern California has to offer.
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There’s lots more to look forward to this year for Heat365 Members in addition to these fun events, like exclusive items, perks and access. If you aren’t a Heat365 Member and want to learn more about how you can join the fun, visit stocktonheat.com/heat365 or call 209.373.1500!
Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, will host an Open House on August 5, 2017, inviting fans to Stockton Arena from Noon to 3:00 p.m. to look at available seats for the 2017-18 season, enjoy discounts at the Stockton Fan Attic and fun activities for the entire family.
Heat ticket staff will be available to show available seats and discuss options available for you, your friends and family or your group to enjoy a Heat game this season. Information will be available for Heat365 Memberships, Mini Plans, Flex Packages and Premium Seating options along with a chance to book your group night on the spot! Plus, every person in attendance will receive a free ticket for the Heat’s Preseason game on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. against the Bakersfield Condors.
There will also be a number of fun activities for the entire family, including photo opportunities, Arena and locker room tours and a chance to play broom ball where the Heat typically skate. The Stockton Fan Attic will also be open during the event with discounts on replica jerseys, hoodies, short and long-sleeved t-shirts, performance apparel, hats and more!
Fans who have unrenewed Memberships or Mini Plans can renew by calling their ticket rep and placing a deposit to maintain possession of your seats from the 2016-17 season. All Memberships and Mini Plans that have not been renewed by July 31 will be released and available for purchase through the Front Office and the Open House event.
The 2017-18 schedule has been announced, which is a perfect time to purchase your Mini Plan, sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard and Zoom Carwash. To customize a Stockton Heat Hockey ticket plan to fit your schedule, needs and budget, call 209.373.1500 and speak with a Heat Ticket Executive today or visit stocktonheat.com to learn more.
STOCKTON HEAT HOCKEY. GET FIRED UP