Heat Announce Preseason Games

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announce two preseason games in October including an away game in San Jose and home game against Bakersfield.

The Heat will have their first tune-up game against the San Jose Barracuda on Thursday, October 1 at Sharks Ice in San Jose kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The following day on Friday, October 2, the Heat will host the Bakersfield Condors at Stockton Arena for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff.  Tickets for this game will be available at a later date this summer.

The AHL regular season begins on October 9 with the Heat’s home opener getting underway on October 10.

A special ticket package is available now giving fans a ticket for the Home Opener along with tickets for five other regular season home games.

Packages range from $60 per seat to $105 per seat based on seating location and can be purchased over the phone by calling 209.373.1500.  Full season tickets and mini-plans are also available; learn more by speaking with one of our Account Executives on other available plans that fit into any schedule.

Behind the Bench: Coach Huska

By Dustin Cowell

As we enter our inaugural season of AHL hockey here in Stockton, we thought it would be a good idea to take a deeper look at the hockey operations staff traveling West from Glens Falls and give the fans an idea of just who will be running the hockey side of things both behind the bench and in the dressing room.


We start our series with, of course, the Head Coach Ryan Huska.

Ryan Huska began his coaching career in Kelowna where he coached as an assistant for five seasons before becoming the head man for the next seven seasons.

Ryan Huska began his coaching career in Kelowna where he coached as an assistant for five seasons before becoming the head man for the next seven seasons.

Huska is coming off of his rookie season as an AHL Head Coach, in which he led the Adirondack Flames to a 35-33-8 record. Under Huska, the Flames were the sixth-highest scoring team in the entire league, scoring 3.07 goals per game, and their power play converted at a 19.5-percent clip, good for fourth-best in the AHL.

While some key injuries and a rough final stretch of the season held Adirondack out of postseason play, the young Head Coach is no stranger to playoff hockey as evidenced by his coaching and playing resume in juniors.

Huska has won four Memorial Cups; the award earned by the best major junior team across all three major junior leagues in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Those three leagues are the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

The Memorial Cup is considered by many to be one of the toughest trophies in all of sports to earn. First, the team goes through a grueling regular season and makes the playoffs within their respective league. Said team then must make it out of their league playoffs as champion to advance to the Memorial Cup. Finally, the winners of each league, along with a host team determined prior to the season, compete in a four team, round-robin tournament to determine the best team in the CHL for that year.

Western Hockey League President Ed Chynoweth awards the President's Cup to Jarrett Deuling while Darcy Tucker, Ryan Huska (second from right) and Scott Ferguson celebrate

Western Hockey League President Ed Chynoweth awards the President’s Cup to Jarrett Deuling while Darcy Tucker, Ryan Huska (second from right) and Scott Ferguson celebrate

With that said, it’s truly incredible that Huska has hoisted the trophy four times in his career, three times as a player and once as an assistant coach. His three Memorial Cups as a player with the Kamloops Blazers is tied for the most all-time for any one player.

As far as his coaching resume is concerned, Huska comes from an impressive lineage of leaders. Whether it’s coaches that he’s played under or players that he’s played with, the level of leadership that has surrounded Huska throughout his career has undoubtedly shaped his flourishing career as a Head Coach himself.

Don Hay, his coach in Kamloops, has won more Memorial Cups (3) than any other Head Coach in history and is the second-winningest coach in WHL history.

Bob Ferguson, Huska’s Head Coach with the Indianapolis Ice of the former International Hockey League (IHL), coached Huska for three years from 1995-1998. Ferguson has nearly 40 years of hockey operations experience and Huska will see him again soon, seeing as Ferguson is now the General Manager of the AHL’s San Diego Gulls.

Huska has also played with some of the greatest players and leaders in NHL history. Names like Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan and Darryl Sydor among others appear on roster sheets with Huska throughout his junior career in Kamloops.

Current Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was coached by Huska in Kelowna during his first two seasons as a head coach.  In Huska's second season, the pair helped the team to a WHL Championship.

Current Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was coached by Huska in Kelowna during his first two seasons as a head coach. In Huska’s second season, the pair helped the team to a WHL Championship.

All of this experience throughout his career has led to Huska getting his shot at the AHL level within the Flames organization.

The Flames hired Huska after he spent seven years as the Head Coach of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets and an additional five years prior to that as an assistant in Kelowna.

His final year with Kelowna in 2013-14, Huska led the Rockets to a team-record 57 wins and a birth in the WHL playoffs.

During his 12 years on staff with the Kelowna Rockets, Huska coached some of the current greats like Jamie Benn, Shea Weber and three-time Stanley Cup winner and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the Most Valuable Player in the 2014-15 NHL playoffs Duncan Keith.

With a resume like that, who’s to say the next Benn or Weber or Keith isn’t under Huska’s tutelage right here in Stockton come October.

Heat Sign Three to AHL Deals

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, sign forward Mitchell Heard, defenseman Dustin Stevenson and goaltender Kent Simpson to AHL contracts.

Heard, 23, was originally selected in the second round, 41st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.  The forward from Bowmanville, Ontario is entering his fourth season as a pro after playing for the Lake Erie Monsters for the last three seasons and a brief stint with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets last year.

In 2014-15, Heard matched his career AHL high in points with 12 in 12-fewer games while also adding 16 points in 12 regular season contests with Fort Wayne before adding 9 points in the Komets’ playoff run.

MITCHELL HEARD (C)
BORN: Bowmanville, ON        DATE: March 12, 1992
HEIGHT: 6’0”                           WEIGHT: 181 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
HOW ACQUIRED:  Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on July 15, 2015

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Plymouth OHL 16 2 1 3 4 0
2010-11 Plymouth OHL 66 19 29 48 67 4 11 1 2 3 10
2011-12 Plymouth OHL 57 29 28 57 111 6 13 4 7 11 26
2012-13 Plymouth OHL 32 17 19 36 34 14 14 8 5 13 37
Lake Erie AHL 23 1 3 4 72 -5
2013-14 Lake Erie AHL 63 4 8 12 167 1
2014-15 Lake Erie AHL 51 6 6 12 137 -16
Fort Wayne ECHL 12 10 6 16 15 7 10 3 6 9 22
TOTALS AHL 137 11 17 28 376 -20
  ECHL 12 10 6 16 15 7 10 3 6 9 22
  OHL 171 67 77 144 216 24 38 13 14 27 73

Stevenson, 25, turned pro in 2010-11 playing three years exclusively in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays and Reading Royals before signing a two-way, AHL/ECHL deal with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in 2013-14.  The 6’5”, 220lb. defenseman was part of the Reading Royals team that edged out the Stockton Thunder for the Kelly Cup in 2012-13.

The Gull Lake, Saskatchewan native spent his first full season in the AHL last year with the Adirondack Flames, scoring 3 goals and adding 8 assists in 45 games, including his first AHL goal which came on October 17 in a game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

DUSTIN STEVENSON (D)
BORN: Gull Lake, SK               DATE: August 12, 1989
HEIGHT: 6’5”                           WEIGHT: 220 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
HOW ACQUIRED:  Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on July 15, 2015

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2010-11 South Carolina ECHL 63 3 9 12 44 -16
2011-12 South Carolina ECHL 72 0 7 7 113 4 9 1 2 3 6
2012-13 Reading Royals ECHL 65 0 10 10 103 14 22 1 8 9 14
2013-14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 7 0 0 0 7 -1
Wheeling Nailers ECHL 57 5 21 26 115 23 10 1 3 4 12
2014-15 Adirondack Flames AHL 45 3 8 11 94 5
  TOTALS AHL 52 3 8 11 101 4
    ECHL 257 8 47 55 375 25 41 3 13 16 32

Simpson, 23, should be a familiar name to Stockton fans after being traded from the Chicago organization to the New York Islanders organization and spending most of his 2014-15 season as a member of the Stockton Thunder.

Originally drafted in the second round, 58th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks, Simpson has played most of his professional games in the AHL and ECHL but made his NHL debut on December 14, 2013 for Chicago.

KENT SIMPSON (G)
BORN: Edmonton, AB             DATE: March 26, 1992
HEIGHT: 6’3”                           WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
CATCHES: Left
HOW ACQUIRED:  Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on July 15, 2015

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
2007-08 Everett WHL 1 29 1 0 0 2.07 0 0 0 19 .950
2008-09 Everett WHL 27 1451 93 4 1 3.85 8 11 4 768 .892
2009-10 Everett WHL 34 1938 73 3 1 2.26 22 9 1 906 .925
2010-11 Everett WHL 53 3132 145 6 2 2.78 21 20 9 1579 .916
2011-12 Everett WHL 60 3481 193 5 2 3.33 20 31 7 1935 .909
Rockford AHL 1 63 3 0 0 2.85 0 0 1 38 .927
2012-13 Toledo ECHL 41 2387 94 5 2 2.36 20 14 5 977 .912
2013-14 Rockford AHL 31 1615 98 5 0 3.64 11 14 1 801 .891
Chicago NHL 1 20 2 0 0 6.00 0 0 0 5 .714
2014-15 Colorado ECHL 3 178 11 1 0 3.71 1 2 0 103 .904
Stockton ECHL 26 1468 82 5 0 3.35 7 17 1 731 .899
Bridgeport AHL 4 207 9 2 0 2.61 1 3 0 81 .900
TOTALS NHL 1 20 2 0 0 6.00 0 0 0 5 .714
  AHL 36 1885 110 7 0 3.50 12 17 2 920 .893
  ECHL 70 4033 187 11 2 2.78 28 33 6 1811 .906
  WHL 175 10031 505 18 6 3.02 71 71 21 5207 .912

Just $380 is all it takes to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action with Full Season Tickets.  Can’t make the full season commitment? There are multiple mini-plan packages available to fit into any schedule and they start at just $60 for six Heat home games.

Learn more by calling 209.373.1500 and speak with one of our Account Executives or visit StocktonHeat.com for more information.

Board of Governors approves changes for 15-16

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has concluded its 2015 Annual Meeting, held this week at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Chaired by AHL President and CEO David Andrews, the four days of meetings, which concluded Thursday, saw the approval by the Board of the following items to be implemented beginning in 2015-16:

Playing Schedule/Standings
• The 2015-16 regular season will consist of 1,120 games, played between Oct. 9 and Apr. 17. All teams will play 76 games each with the exception of the clubs which joined the AHL in January as part of the creation of a Pacific Division (Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego, San Jose, Stockton); those five teams will play 68 games each.

• Teams will receive two points for a win and one point for an overtime or shootout loss. The top four teams in each division ranked by points percentage (points earned divided by points available) will qualify for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, with one exception in each conference: if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic or Central Division finishes with a better points percentage than the fourth-place team in the North or Pacific Division, it would cross over and compete in the other division’s bracket.

• The 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will feature a divisional playoff format, leading to conference finals and ultimately the Calder Cup Finals.

• The division semifinals are best-of-five series; all subsequent rounds are best-of-seven.

Rule 85 (“Overtime”) 
• During the regular season, the sudden-death overtime period will be five minutes (5:00) in length.

• Full playing strength will be 3-on-3 (plus goaltenders) for the entire period.

• Overtime will be preceded by a “dry scrape” of the entire ice surface.

• Teams will change ends at the start of overtime.

• If the game is still tied following overtime, a winner will be determined by a three-player shootout.

Rule 79 (“Video Review”) 
• A team may use a “coach’s challenge” to initiate an official video review; only those situations which are subject to review by rule may be challenged.

• A team may only request a coach’s challenge if it has its timeout available, and the coach’s challenge must be effectively initiated prior to the resumption of play.

• If the coach’s challenge does not result in the original call on the ice being overturned, the team exercising such challenge will be charged with a timeout.

Rule 76.4 (“Face-offs”) 
• For all face-offs (excluding center ice), the defending player shall place his stick on the ice first; for face-offs at center ice, the visiting player shall place his stick on the ice first.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 14th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2014-15. 633

Aging Out Could Mean Big Time Prospects in Stockton

by Dustin Cowell

As the AHL affiliate to the NHL’s Calgary Flames, Stockton Heat fans are sure to see countless high-end prospects hit the ice at Stockton Arena. With the offseason upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to begin profiling some of the players that may hit the ice for the Heat in 2015-16.

That said, one of the more common avenues for those prospects to reach not just the AHL, but the NHL as well is through the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

The CHL is made up of the three major junior leagues in Canada: the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Most of the teams that make up the three leagues are in Canada; however, both the WHL and the OHL have teams located in Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Once a player has played four seasons and/or reaches the age of 20-years-old, he is eligible to play in the AHL. The Calgary Flames have four such prospects that may very well see action in Stockton come October.

Morgan Klimchuk was a 28th Overall Pick in 2013 by the Calgary Flames

Morgan Klimchuk was a 28th Overall Pick in 2013 by the Calgary Flames

The first player that comes to mind is one of Calgary’s first-round picks in 2013, Morgan Klimchuk.

Klimchuk was selected 28th overall by the Flames, making him the third player selected by Calgary in the first round that year behind Sean Monahan (6th overall) and Emile Poirier (22nd overall).

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Klimchuk played the majority of his WHL career with his hometown Regina Pats, where he racked up 217 points (98 goals, 119 assists) in 228 games before being traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings in 2014-15.

With Brandon, the 5’11”, 185 lb. winger netted 20 goals and earned 30 helpers for 50 total points in just 33 games, finishing his regular season with a combined, career-best of 34 goals and 80 points.

Klimchuk is certainly known as an offensive threat and can score from anywhere on the ice, but he is also highly touted for his natural leadership ability. He was chosen as an assistant captain for his team in Regina in back-to-back seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Speaking of career highs, fellow WHL forward and Flames prospect Austin Carroll shattered his previous highs in virtually every major category during his 2014-15 campaign with the Victoria Royals.

Austin Carroll (left) led the Victoria Royals in goals, penalty minutes and plus/minus in 2014-15

Austin Carroll (left) led the Victoria Royals in goals, penalty minutes and plus/minus in 2014-15

Carroll led Victoria in goals (38), points (77), penalty minutes (124), and plus-minus (23), all of which were personal career highs.

Calgary selected Carroll in the seventh-round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and the winger is quickly turning heads as potentially one of the largest, literally and figuratively, steals in that draft.

The 6’3”, 215 lb. power forward plays a gritty style and isn’t afraid of getting into the dirty areas, but he has good hands in those areas and can put the puck in the net. He is that always elusive, ever-desired combination of size, snarl and scoring touch.

The two-time 30-goal scorer lit the lamp 95 times in his 268 games in the WHL, while also collecting 470 penalty minutes during the same time-frame, and with his WHL career coming to an end, he’ll look to make an immediate impact in his first professional season.

Another Calgary prospect looking to make an immediate impact right out of juniors is Carroll’s former teammate Keegan Kanzig.

Kanzig is a mammoth defenseman, measuring 6’7” and weighing in at 245 lbs.  The former third-round pick in 2013 played the majority of his junior career in the WHL with the Victoria Royals before being traded to the Calgary Hitmen mid-season in 2014-15.

Kanzig is a big, 6'7" defenseman taken by the Flames in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Kanzig (left) is a big, 6’7″ defenseman taken by the Flames in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

He saw action in 266 games throughout his junior career and earned 490 penalty minutes to establish himself as a true heavyweight.

While Kanzig is known for his size and strength, he managed to put up a career high in points (22) in 2014-15, nearly triple his former career high. He also collected an impressive plus-38 rating, which tied him for fourth-overall in the category among WHL defenseman.

Kanzig projects as a top-4 defenseman that will provide an intimidating presence and a potential lock-down defender as he enters the pro ranks.

Last, but certainly not least, is Flames prospect Hunter Smith.

Smith is a big forward who plays well across all two hundred feet of the ice. His 6’6”, 210 lb. frame allows him to physically force his way into positions and prevents smaller opposition from moving him in tight spaces.

His offense is much improved from his first two years in juniors with the Windsor Spitfires and the Oshawa Generals, as he only managed a goal and an assist in his first 45 games in the OHL, as opposed to his 89 points (39 goals, 50 assists) in his last 121 games.

Smith is also considered a solid leader, as he earned the assistant captaincy on a veteran-laden Oshawa team this past season that won perhaps the most difficult trophy in sports to win, the Memorial Cup.

Former Second Rounder, Hunter Smith captured the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 2014-15.

Former Second Rounder, Hunter Smith captured the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 2014-15.

Smith’s Oshawa Generals team beat out the victors of each of the other two major junior leagues in the CHL (Kelowna Rockets of the WHL and Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL) as well as the host team (Quebec Remparts) to win their fifth Memorial Cup in franchise history.

At the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Flames selected Smith in the second round and the Windsor, Ontario native rewarded that selection with career highs in goals (23), assists (26), points (49), penalty minutes (122), and plus-minus (21) during his 2014-15 campaign. He also contributed 1 goal and 6 PIMs in 4 games during Oshawa’s run to the Memorial Cup.

Smith looks like the type of player that can provide a physical aspect and intimidate opposing players, while burying some goals along the way.

These four players are just a taste of what fans will see should they suit up in the Heat’s Home Opener on October 10.

Heat Reveal Guaranteed Home Dates

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announce five additional guaranteed home dates to occur at Stockton Arena including November 7, January 2, January 23, February 20 and March 12, all Saturday game dates.

Hot Pink Ribbon & Wordmark (Vertical)November 7 will be a part of the Heat’s new breast cancer awareness event, Hot Pink 1, with the first 500 women 18-years-old and over receiving a pink Heat cap while the ice will be painted pink and the team sporting pink jerseys.

On January 2, the promotion that kicked off right here in Stockton before sweeping the nation returns as fans will have the opportunity to paint the ice at the conclusion of the game.

The next big event will occur on January 23 when fans are asked to bring bears to the game for the Heat’s first ever Teddy Bear Toss.  Once the Heat score their first goal of the game, fans toss the stuffed animals onto the ice which will be collected, donated, and then distributed to local children.

Finally, the February 20 date sees the first 500 fans 13-years-old and over receiving a Heat equipment bag while the March 12 date sees the first 1,000 fans 13-years-old and over take home a Heat jersey.  All promotions and giveaway items are subject to change.

This announcement comes on the heels of last week’s announced home opening date on Saturday, October 10.  In addition to a new era of hockey beginning, the first 2,000 fans in the Arena will receive a Heat magnetic schedule.

Just $380 is all it takes to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action with Full Season Tickets.  Can’t make the full season commitment? There are multiple mini-plan packages available to fit into any schedule and they start at just $60 for six Heat home games.

Learn more by calling 209.373.1500 and speak with one of our Account Executives or visit StocktonHeat.com for more information.

Flames Sign Derek Grant to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Stockton, Calif. – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract.

Grant, a native of Abbotsford, BC, was originally drafted in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft by Ottawa. In 2014-15, Grant played 73 games for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL where he notched 21 goals and added 17 assists for 38 points. The 25-year-old has played 25 career NHL games for Ottawa and has two assists and four penalty minutes.

DEREK GRANT – CENTRE

BORN: Abbotsford, BC          DATE: April 20, 1990
HEIGHT: 6’3”                         WEIGHT: 206 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: OTT – 4th round, 119th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2015.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Langley Chiefs BCHL 57 24 39 63 44 12 5 5 10 15
2008-09 Langley Chiefs BCHL 35 25 35 60 22 4 1 2 3 2
2009-10 Michigan State CCHA 38 12 18 30 10
2010-11 Michigan State CCHA 38 8 25 33 44
2010-11 Binghamton Senators AHL 14 1 5 6 0 1 7 1 1 2 2
2011-12 Binghamton Senators AHL 60 8 15 23 26 -7
2012-13 Binghamton Senators AHL 63 19 9 28 37 11 3 0 0 0 6
2012-13 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 Binghamton Senators AHL 46 12 10 22 30 9 4 0 1 1 2
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL 20 0 2 2 4 -3
2014-15 Binghamton Senators AHL 73 21 17 38 45 -9
TOTALS NHL 25 0 2 2 4 -4
AHL 256 61 56 117 138 5 14 1 2 3 10
    CCHA 76 20 43 63 54
    BCHL 92 49 74 123 66 16 6 7 13 17

Just $380 is all it takes to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action with Full Season Tickets.  Can’t make the full season commitment? There are multiple mini-plan packages available to fit into any schedule and they start at just $60 for six Heat home games.

Learn more by calling 209.373.1500 and speak with one of our Account Executives or visit StocktonHeat.com for more information.

Flames Name Pittis Heat Assistant

Stockton, Calif. – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have named Flames Skills Coach Domenic Pittis as an Assistant Coach with the Stockton Heat.

Pittis had previously served as the Flames Skills and Development Coach since the 2013-14 season.  The longtime NHL forward will begin his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Stockton Heat during the team’s inaugural season.

The Calgary, Alberta native played 86 games in the NHL  with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators and is also a 309 game American Hockey League alum.  He ended his career playing in Switzerland winning two league championships and a Spengler Cup representing Team Canada.

Pittis joins Head Coach Ryan Huska’s coaching staff which includes fellow NHL alum and Heat Assistant Coach Todd Gill, Goaltending Coach Scott Gouthro, and Travel Manager and Video Analyst Adam Berger.

The Heat open the home portion of the schedule on Saturday, October 10.  Don’t miss the home opener, or a minute of the AHL action and get your season tickets or mini-plans now by calling 209-373-1500.

 

 

Calgary Extends Qualifying Offers to Twelve Players

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that the following twelve players have received qualifying offers from the club:

Lance Bouma
Dougie Hamilton
Drew Shore
David Wolf
Josh Jooris
Micheal Ferland
Bryce Van Brabant
Ken Agostino
Paul Byron
Max Reinhart
Bill Arnold
Turner Elson

The following players did not receive qualifying offers:

Sena Acolatse
Ben Hanowski
John Ramage