Angel Tree: Giving Back This Holiday Season

The Stockton Heat are partnering with ABC10 and Salvation Army to give back to those in need this Holiday season with the Angel Tree Program. Fans can pickup their Angel Tree tags starting on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Fans can drop off their tags with their accompanying gifts at the ticket office or to the Heat Front Office during normal business hours to receive $3 off any game ticket from January 5 through January 19.

Through the Salvation Army’s great work, the Angel Tree program works with families to find the perfect gift for each child in need this Holiday season. The Stockton Heat are looking forward to make this holiday season special for so many in our community, and we need your help!

Flames Sign Glenn Gawdin

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames have announced today that they have signed center Glenn Gawdin to a three-year entry-level contract.

Gawdin, a native of Richmond, BC, is currently a member of the Swift Current Broncos (WHL). Gawdin will remain with Swift Current for the 2017/18 season, he has 40 points (14G – 26A) in 18 games so far this year which is good for third in WHL scoring. Gawdin was drafted in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2015 NHL draft by the St. Louis Blues. Gawdin attended the Flames training camp this year as well as played in the Penticton Young Stars Classic as a member of the Flames where he had two points (0G-2A) in three games.

GLENN GAWDIN – CENTER
BORN: Richmond, BC           DATE: March 25, 1997
HEIGHT: 6’1’’                         WEIGHT: 190 lbs.
SHOOTS: Right
DRAFTED: 4rd round (116rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft by St. Louis

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Swift Current Broncos WHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 10 12 22 34 -11 6 0 0 0 2
2014-15 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 15 39 54 59 -9 4 1 1 2 0
2015-16 Swift Current Broncos WHL 53 19 34 53 63 7
2016-17 Swift Current Broncos WHL 52 26 33 59 80 21 14 6 5 11 18
2017-18 Swift Current Broncos WHL 18 14 26 40 18 29

Flames Assign Jon Gillies to Stockton

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned goalie Jon Gillies to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

Gillies, a 23-year-old goalie, has played in eight games with the Heat this season recording four wins, one shutout, and sports a 2.50 GAA. In 39 games with the Heat last season, Gillies notched 18 wins, one shutout, and posted a 2.93 GAA. Gillies saw some action in Wednesday night’s game in Detroit stopping 9 of 12 shots in 34:53 of ice time.

JON GILLIES – GOALIE
BORN: Concord, NH             DATE: January 22, 1994
HEIGHT: 6’6’’                         WEIGHT: 217 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: 3rd round (75rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
2010-11 Indiana Ice USHL 25 1447 68 0 3 2.82 15 6 2 656 0.906
2011-12 Indiana Ice USHL 53 2967 137 0 3 2.77 31 11 9 1478 0.915
2012-13 Providence College H-East 35 2105 73 0 5 2.08 17 12 6 992 0.931
2013-14 Providence College H-East 34 2027 73 0 4 2.16 19 9 5 979 0.931
2014-15 Providence College H-East 39 2301 77 0 4 2.01 24 13 2 1029 0.930
2015-16 Stockton Heat AHL 7 363 14 0 2 2.31 2 3 1 162 0.920
2016-17 Stockton Heat AHL 39 2215 108 2 1 2.93 18 14 1 1088 0.910
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 1 60 1 0 0 1.00 1 0 0 27 0.964
2017-18 Stockton Heat AHL 8 480 20 3 1 2.50 4 3 1 223 0.918
2017-18 Calgary Flames NHL 1 35 3 0 0 5.16 0 0 0 9 0.715
NHL Totals 2 95 4 0 0 2.53 1 0 0 36 0.900

Flames Recall Goaltender Jon Gillies on Emergency

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled goaltender Jon Gillies on an emergency basis from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. The Flames also announced that goalie Mike Smith is listed as day to day with an upper body injury.

Gillies has played in eight games with the Heat this season recording four wins, one shutout, and sports a 2.50 GAA. In 39 games with the Heat last season, Gillies notched 18 wins, one shutout, and posted a 2.93 GAA. Gillies played in one game with the Flames in 2016-17 allowing only one goal on 28 shots in a win against the Los Angeles Kings. 

JON GILLIES – GOALIE
BORN: Concord, NH              DATE: January 22, 1994
HEIGHT: 6’6’’                          WEIGHT: 217 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: 3rd round (75rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft 

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
2010-11 Indiana Ice USHL 25 1447 68 0 3 2.82 15 6 2 656 0.906
2011-12 Indiana Ice USHL 53 2967 137 0 3 2.77 31 11 9 1478 0.915
2012-13 Providence College H-East 35 2105 73 0 5 2.08 17 12 6 992 0.931
2013-14 Providence College H-East 34 2027 73 0 4 2.16 19 9 5 979 0.931
2014-15 Providence College H-East 39 2301 77 0 4 2.01 24 13 2 1029 0.930
2015-16 Stockton Heat AHL 7 363 14 0 2 2.31 2 3 1 162 0.920
2016-17 Stockton Heat AHL 39 2215 108 2 1 2.93 18 14 1 1088 0.910
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 1 60 1 0 0 1.00 1 0 0 27 0.964
2017-18 Stockton Heat AHL 8 480 20 3 1 2.50 4 3 1 223 0.918
NHL Totals 1 0 1.00 1 0 0 0.964

 

Jankowski First NHL Goal

Congrats from Stockton, Mark!

While the Heat rebounded from a tough loss to the Manitoba Moose on Friday in San Diego with a big 6-3 drubbing of the San Diego Gulls, the buzz around the room was the excitement of Mark Jankowski scoring his first NHL goal the night before against the Detroit Red Wings.

When you combine that with two assists from Brett Kulak and Rasmus Andersson making his season debut for the Flames and going plus-2, it sent a message reverberating through the visiting dressing room at the Valley View Casino Center on Friday.

One of opportunity.

“You just have to prove yourself every day down here and those are guys that did that and they are fantastic players in this league and they deserve to be there,” Morgan Klimchuk said after scoring the game-winning goal against the Gulls. “They are all unbelievable guys and really special players and I am really happy they are getting that chance because they deserve it.”

Jankowski received plenty of texts after his big goal, many coming from his former Stockton teammates.

“I texted Janko afterwards and just said congrats man,” Hunter Shinkaruk said. “You dream of doing that since you start putting on the skates. That was a good bounce for him and he is a good kid and good people always get good bounces.”

For Shinkaruk and some of the others on the team, Jankowski’s goal served as an opportunity to reflect on their own first goals in the NHL.

“It was in Anaheim,” Shinkaruk said with a smile beaming from ear-to-ear. “It was a tip on the powerplay and it was a pretty exciting moment for me. I followed it up the next night with a goal in L.A. so it was a pretty special couple of days.”

Kulak, named the Defensive Player of the Year by the Heat coaching staff in 2015-16, Jankowski – the Heat’s all-time leading scorer – and Andersson – who was the top point getter on the Heat blueline at the time of his call-up – have made deep impacts in the AHL and are now seeing their hard work pay off at the next level.

And the trust that Flames bench boss Glen Gulutzan, along with GM Brad Treliving and the management group, has in the process of producing talent from the American League that can contribute at the NHL level will certainly motivate the Heat.

“The message is that if you believe in yourself and trust what the plan is for you, good things will happen,” Heat coach Ryan Huska said. “For Janko, we couldn’t be happier and his goal will be on our video on Monday morning because that first one was pretty greasy, just going to the net, and that’s what we want our guys to do!”

Maybe the most unique part of Jankowski’s goal that got the Heat fired up was who happened to get the primary assist on the tally. Having NHL legend Jaromir Jagr set up their first marker is a story only 12 NHL players can talk about and Jankowski is now one of them.

“When he’s 50, when he’s 60 or even when he’s 26, it’s going to be quite the tale to tell that Jaromir Jagr helped you get your first goal,” Huska said. “What a special night for Janko and we’re really proud of him and of course Rasmus and Brett for their contributions up there.”

“Hopefully down the road, we can send a few more up there to help the Flames win.”

Heat Home for Two-Game Set this Weekend

HEAT HOME GAMES COMING UP THIS WEEK

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Friday, November 17 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
Friday is Superhero Night where the West Coast Avengers invade Stockton Arena as your favorite Superheroes like Thor, Wonder Woman and many more! We encourage fans to dress up in costume as well as their favorite superhero and participate in our costume contest! Plus the first 1,000 kids 12-years-old and younger will receive a Stockton Heat themed mask. It’s another Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s, and coming out to celebrate will be Ronald McDonald! The Stockton Heat are partnering with ABC10 and Salvation Army to give back to those in need this Holiday season with the Angel Tree Program. Fans can pickup their Angel Tree tags on Friday or Saturday night and can drop off their tags with their accompanying gifts at the ticket office or to the Heat Front Office during normal business hours to receive $3 off any game ticket from January 5 through January 19. Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location on Thursday or Friday before the game can bring their receipt to the Stockton Arena Ticket Office and with a purchase of one ticket, can get one ticket free. To find a participating McDonald’s location nearest you click here! Our Breakaway Cafe will be serving some terrific local cuisine to all fans inside Stockton Arena from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina, Cast Iron Trading Co. and Town & Country Cafe. Team My58 will also be out at the game and setup with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans. Get your tickets now by calling 209.373.1500 or by visiting stocktonheat.com/tickets!

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Saturday, November 18 (6:00 p.m. faceoff – 5:00 p.m. doors – 4:00 Heat Zone Pregame Party) – Stockton Arena
On Saturday we celebrate our rich Hispanic roots in Stockton for Hispanic Heritage Night! Team Estrella will be out to support the night with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Stockton Heat scarf to keep you warm for the winter (or at the games!). The Angel Tree tags will once again be available in the North Entry with fans having the ability to  drop off their tags with their accompanying gifts at the ticket office or to the Heat Front Office during Heat Office Hours to receive $3 off any game ticket from January 5 through January 19.  We’ll throw another pregame party in the Heat Zone along Ring Road from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks, a beer garden and for our younger Heat fans, a kids zone. Saturday’s are Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser, so Heat fans 21 and over can purchase a Bud & Burger combo for $15. We’ll also have local food and some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina, Cast Iron Trading Co. and Town & Country Cafe. After the game, fans have the opportunity to meet Stockton Heat team after Saturday’s game when the players exit the Arena through the North Concourse!

 

HEAT HOME GAMES COMING DOWN THE PIKE

Stockton Heat vs. Tucson Roadrunners
Saturday, December 9 (6:00 p.m. faceoff – 5:00 p.m. doors – 4:00 Heat Zone Pregame Party) – Stockton Arena
It’s Mark Jankowski bobblehead night at Stockton Arena, where the first 1,000 fans will take home a bobblehead of the Heat’s All-Time leading point getter! Saturday’s are Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser, so Heat fans 21 and over can purchase a Bud & Burger combo for $15! Plus we’ll also be collecting new toys that will benefit the United Way of San Joaquin County this holiday season!  Fans are encouraged to donate a new toy and by doing so at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office, will receive a FREE ticket to this game! Team My58 & Team Estrella will be out to support the night with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans! We’ll also have local food from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina and Cast Iron Trading Co. and some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long. Plus it’s Sing 4 Santa night, where groups will be able to sing holiday songs throughout the evening!

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Sunday, December 31 (5:00 p.m. faceoff – 4:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s time to ring in the New Year with your family for our Kid’s New Year’s Fireworks display taking place inside Stockton Arena after the game! Sunday’s are all about the numbers one, two three and four!  One is for $1 hot dogs served all night long, two is for the $2 sodas keeping your thirst quenched and three is for the $3 Rita’s Italian Ices to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Of course the number four is for the In-Shape Health Club 4 Packs, saving you up to $24 on a four pack of tickets to the game!

Stockton Heat vs. Ontario Reign
Saturday, January 20 (6:00 p.m. faceoff – 5:00 p.m. doors – 4:00 Heat Zone Pregame Party) – Stockton Arena
In just two months, Heat fan’s favorite event is nearing as Teddy Bear Toss is on the radar!  Join us as we invite fans to bring stuffed animals and teddy bears to the game and when the Heat score their first goal of the night, toss the bears onto the ice which will then be collected and donated to the United Way of San Joaquin County! We’ve set new Stockton Hockey records the last two seasons and want to set another this year as we try to reach our goal of over 10,000 bears donated! Plus every Saturday night is Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser, so Heat fans 21 and over can purchase a Bud & Burger combo for $15! We’ll also have local food from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina, Cast Iron Trading Co. and Town & Country Cafe along with some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

One of two on-ice group photo options is coming up!  Each Heat365 Member can choose to take your on-ice photo with your fellow Heat365 Members on either Friday, November 17 or Friday, January 12.  If you’d like to take your picture this Friday you can RSVP with Rachel Kisker by emailing her at rkisker@stocktonheat.com! RSVP’s are due by Thursday, November 16 by 5:30 p.m.

While it’s open to all fans, Heat365 Members can take advantage of another chance to meet the Stockton Heat after Saturday’s game when the players exit the Arena through the North Concourse!

Don’t forget that we’re taking nominations for December’s Heat365 Member of the Month!  Submit your credentials, or a fellow Heat365 Member’s credentials here!

Flames Assign Rasmus Andersson to Stockton

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defenseman Rasmus Andersson to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. The Flames have also removed Travis Hamonic from the IR.

Andersson, a 21-year-old defenseman, has played ten games with the Heat this season recording one goal and seven assists totaling eight points. During his recent recall to Calgary, he played in one game getting 13:56 of time on ice and was a +2 in a 6-3 win over Detroit.

RASMUS ANDERSSON – DEFENSE
BORN: Malmo, Sweden        DATE: October 27, 1996
HEIGHT: 6’0’’                           WEIGHT: 212 lbs.
SHOOTS: Right
DRAFTED: 2nd round (53rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2012-13 Malmo Redhawks Swe-1 38 3 8 11 22 -8
2013-14 Malmo Redhawks Swe-1 43 3 10 13 26 4
2014-15 Barrie Colts OHL 67 12 52 64 88 14 9 1 3 4 6
2015-16 Barrie Colts OHL 64 9 51 60 60 34 15 2 13 15 16
2016-17 Stockton Heat AHL 54 3 19 22 38 13 5 0 0 0 6
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2017-18 Stockton Heat AHL 10 1 7 8 10 5
2017-18 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 2
TOTALS NHL 2 0 0 0 0 1
    AHL 64 4 26 30 48 18 5 0 0 0 6

Three Players hit Milestones in Win over San Diego

Garnet Hathaway recorded his 100th professional point, Shinkaruk his 200th AHL game and Findlay his 50th AHL point achieved on Friday night

Records
Last Week’s Record: 1-1-0-0, 2 points
Overall Record: 8-4-0-1, 0.654 Points Percentage, 3rd in the Pacific Division

Last Week’s Results
Nov. 8 – Stockton Heat 1 vs. Manitoba Moose 4
Nov. 10 – Stockton Heat 6 at San Diego Gulls 3

This Week’s Schedule
Fri. Nov. 17 – Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors – Stockton Arena (7:00 p.m.)
Sat. Nov. 18 – Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors – Stockton Arena (6:00 p.m.)

Recent Transactions
11/13 – Rasmus Andersson assigned to the Stockton Heat from the Calgary Flames
11/7 – Tanner Glass assigned to the Stockton Heat from the Calgary Flames
11/5 – Rasmus Andersson recalled to the Calgary Flames from the Stockton Heat

Both Tyler Wotherspoon and Andrew Mangiapane recorded three-point nights for the Heat on Friday night in San Diego (PHOTO BY VINCE RAPPLEYEA).

Team Leaders
Goals: Garnet Hathaway with 9
Assists: Andrew Mangiapane with 12
Points: Andrew Mangiapane with 19
PIMs: Cody Goloubef with 26
Wins: Jon Gillies & David Rittich with 4
Losses: Jon Gillies with 3
GAA: David Rittich with 2.20
SV%: David Rittich with .928

Team Stats

Goals For: Week: Overall: 44
Goals Against: Week: 7 | Overall: 35
Power Play: 11-63 (17.5%)
, 13th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 50-61 (82.0%), 18th in AHL

Records vs. Opponents

Pacific Division
Bakersfield (3-0-0-0)
Ontario (0-0-0-0)
San Antonio (0-0-0-0)
San Diego (3-0-0-1)
San Jose (0-2-0-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (7-2-0-1)

Central Division:
Cleveland (0-0-0-0)
Grand Rapids (1-0-0-0)
Manitoba (0-2-0-0)
Milwaukee (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. CENTRAL: (1-2-0-0)

Calgary Flames (NHL)
Record Last Week: 1-1-0, 2 points
Record Overall: 9-7-0, 18 points, 4th in Pacific Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Mon. Nov. 13 – Flames vs. St. Louis Blues (6:00 p.m. PST)
Wed. Nov. 15 – Flames at Detroit Red Wings (4:30 p.m. PST)
Sat. Nov. 18 – Flames at Philadelphia Flyers (10:00 a.m. PST)

Tanner Glass was assigned to the Heat on Tuesday and made his Heat debut on Friday in San Diego, recording his first fight of the season (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
Record Last Week: 0-2-0, 0 points
Record Overall: 4-6-0, 8 points, 6th in Central Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Tue. Nov. 14 – Mavericks vs. Tulsa Oilers (8:30 a.m. PST)
Wed. Nov. 15 – Mavericks at Wichita Thunder (5:05 p.m. PST)
Fri. Nov. 17 – Mavericks at Fort Wayne Komets (5:00 p.m. PST)
Sat. Nov. 18 – Mavericks at Quad City Mallards (5:05 p.m. PST)
Sun. Nov. 19 – Mavericks at Quad City Mallards (2:05 p.m. PST)

News and Notes

  • Andrew Mangiapane, who had been hold pointless in back-to-back games, recorded his second three-point night of the season and tie Lehigh Valley’s Danick Martel for second in the AHL scoring race with 19 points
    • Mangiapane has points and assists in five-straight road games dating back to October 18 (4-6-10)
  • Garnet Hathaway’s two-goal night on Friday now tie’s him for second in the AHL in goals with nine.  His first three-point night of the season, recorded on Friday night, put him at 16 points on the season, ranking him seventh in the AHL
    • Hathaway is also tied with Tucson’s Dylan Strome for the AHL lead with a plus-13 rating
  • David Rittich has now won three-straight starts dating back to October 28
    • He’s currently seventh in the AHL with a 2.20 goals-against-average, tied-sixth in the AHL with a .928 save-percentage and is tied for the league lead with 2 shutouts
  • Tyler Wotherspoon recorded his first professional three-point night on Friday (3 assists) and now ranks tied-ninth among AHL defenseman with 9 points
  • Rasmus Andersson, who’s currently called up with the Calgary Flames, ranks tied-16th among AHL defenseman with 8 points on the season
  • Brett Findlay’s goal just 27 seconds into the game on Friday night was the fastest goal of the season, but 11 seconds shy of the Heat record set by Brandon Bollig during the regular season finale on April 15, 2017 against Tucson last season just 18 seconds into the game.  The fastest goal to start the inaugural season was scored by Freddie Hamilton just 21 seconds into a home contest against the Gulls on February 24, 2016
  • The Heat are the fourth most penalized team in the AHL, averaging 17.54 minutes in the box per game
  • Stockton earned their third road win of the season and improved their road record to 3-1-0-1.  This was the quickest Stockton had earning their third road win of the season all-time as it took them to the eighth road game in 2015-16 and sixth road game in 2016-17
  • Colby Robak is just two games shy of playing in his 500th professional game, spanning both his NHL and AHL career (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

    Stockton has scored first in 11 of 13 games this season and have posted a 8-3-0 record in those games

  • The Heat outscore opponents 16-5 in first periods this season and in the third periods 15-13.  However, they’ve been outscored in second periods 16-13.
  • Stockton has now won three-straight road games dating back to October 27, matching the longest streak in Heat history (Dec. 14 through Dec. 17, 2016 & March 28 through April 1, 2017)
    • The Heat are unbeaten in their last four road games (3-0-0-1). The longest in Heat history is seven-straight games, unbeaten on the road which occurred at the end of last season from March 17 through April 9 (5-0-1-1)
  • The Heat matched a season high of 6 goals for in a single game on Friday in San Diego. The all-time team record is 7 goals in a single game which occurred three times in 2015-16 and three times in 2016-17
  • Stockton is now 16-7-0-3 all-time against San Diego but with their loss to Manitoba on Wednesday, the Heat drop to 8-6-0-0 all-time against the Central Division and 2-4-0-0 against Manitoba
  • The Heat are not only third in the Pacific Division, but rank third in the Western Conference behind two other Pacific Division teams, the Tucson Roadrunners and the San Antonio Rampage

Approaching Milestones

  • Garnet Hathaway is an assist away from 50 in his AHL career
    • He’s 6 goals away from recording his 50th AHL goal
    • He’s 7 points away from 100 in his AHL career
  • Colby Robak is 2 games away from playing in his 500th professional (NHL + AHL) game
  • Ryan Lomberg is 4 games away from his 100th AHL game
  • Brett Findlay is 4 games away from playing in his 100th AHL game
  • Oliver Kylington is 4 points away from recording his 50th AHL point
  • Emile Poirier is 4 points shy of his 100th professional point (NHL + AHL)
    • He’s 5 points away from his 100th AHL point
  • Joseph Cramarossa is 6 points away from his 50th professional (NHL + AHL) point
  • Tyler Wotherspoon is 10 points away from recording his 100th AHL point
    • He’s 14 points away from recording his 100th AHL point
  • Tanner Glass is 10 games away from playing in his 700th professional game (NHL + AHL + Slovakia 1)

Recently Accomplished Milestones

  • Brett Findlay recorded his 50th AHL point on Friday in San Diego, scoring just 27 seconds into the game
  • Garnet Hathaway earned his 100th professional point (NHL + AHL) on Friday in San Diego, on his second goal of the game
  • Hunter Shinkaruk played in his 200th AHL game on Friday in San Diego, celebrating the occasion with a goal

Hathaway’s Four-Point Night Powers Heat to 6-3 Win

Stockton, Calif. – Garnet Hathaway matched a Heat record of four points in a single game, recording 2 goals and adding 2 assists, as his club took a road decision against the San Diego Gulls by a 6-3 final.  A total of six Heat skaters recorded multi-point efforts in a game the Heat were largely in control of, starting the game building a three-goal lead in the first 8:52 of the contest. However, the Gulls didn’t quit and pulled within one of the Heat early in the second period to capture the momentum.  Morgan Klimchuk would halt that momentum with his second point of the night, capping off a hardworking shift that saw Klimchuk follow his own rebound to restore a two goal advantage for the visitors.  The teams traded power-play goals in the third before Andrew Mangiapane sealed the deal with his second point of the night, putting the Heat up three-goals for good.  The Heat now return home to take on the Bakersfield Condors on Friday, November 17 with Ronald McDonald helping us celebrate Fry Day, presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s.  We encourage fans to dress up on November 17 as their favorite superhero during Superhero Night at Stockton Arena with some of your favorite superheroes invading Stockton Arena.  Plus, the first 1,000 kids 12-years-old and younger will receive a Stockton Heat mask! Then on Saturday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m., the Heat will face the Condors during Hispanic Heritage night where we celebrate our community’s Hispanic roots!  It will be another Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser, where fans 21-years-old and over can purchase a Bud & Burger combo for just $15! Plus, the first 1,500 fans into Stockton Arena will also receive a Stockton Heat scarf!

BOX SCORE

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Period
HEAT GOAL: F Brett Findlay (3) rebound is popped into the far circle and put back behind the goaltender (Wotherspoon, Hathaway assist),  0:27
HEAT GOAL: F Hunter Shinkaruk (3) bad-angle shot from the goal-line is wristed high over the goaltender’s shoulder (Klimchuk, Goloubef assist), (PP), 6:00
HEAT GOAL: F Garnet Hathaway (8) turnover leads to quick transition with Hathaway finishing on the deke past goalie’s outstretched right pad (Mangiapane, Robak assist),  8:52
Shots: STK – 12 | SD – 5

2nd Period
San Diego Goal: F Sam Carrick (3) shot deflects off goalie and hops off the high glass and back to the side of the net where it’s deposited past the goalie (Fiore assist), 0:29
San Diego Goal: D Steve Oleksy (3) turnaround shot from the right point beats goalie high glove-side (Welinski, Ortega assists), 8:14
HEAT GOAL: F Morgan Klimchuk (5) centering pass is shot on goal with the forward following up his own rebound and putting it past the goalie on the far post (Hrivik, Robak assists),  8:52
Shots: STK – 14 | SD – 10

3rd Period
HEAT GOAL: F Garnet Hathaway (9) rebound put in the slot and shot past goalie’s outstretched glove hand (Hrivik, Wotherspoon assists),  1:22
San Diego Goal: F Julius Nattinen (3) shot from right circle partially blocked by goaltender but trickles past the goal-line  (Fiore, Welinski assists), (PP), 2:09
HEAT GOAL: F Andrew Mangiapane (7) wrist shot from right circle beats goaltender in the top corner on the glove hand side (Hathaway, Wotherspoon assists),  8:46
Shots: STK – 13 | SD – 11

GOALIES
W: David Rittich (26 shots, 23 saves)
L: Leland Irving (39 shots, 33 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS
Three Stars: 1- Garnet Hathaway (2 goal, 2 assists)  2- Tyler Wotherspoon (3 assists) 3 – Morgan Klimchuk (1 goal, 1 assist)
Final Shots: STK – 39 | SD – 26
Power Plays: STK – 2/6 | SD – 1/4
Brett Findlay’s goal was his 50th career AHL point
Hunter Shinkaruk scored his third goal of the season, the 61st of his AHL career, in his 200th AHL game
Garnet Hathaway’s second point of the night, a goal, was his 100th professional point (NHL Points: 1-7-8 | AHL Points: 43-49-92)
Hathaway (2 goals, 2 assists) would also record his 101st and 102nd professional point, while recording his sixth multi-point game of the season (2-2-4)
Hathaway matched a Heat record for most points in a game with four, accomplished for the 11th time in Heat history (most recently by Mike Kostka on March 17, 2017 at San Jose
Hathaway is now tied for second in the American Hockey League with 9 goals this season
Morgan Klimchuk (1 goal, 1 assist) recorded his second multi-point game of the season (1-1-2)
Tyler Wotherspoon (3 assists), has points and assists in back-to-back games (0-4-4)
Wotherspoon recorded his second multi-point effort of the season and first three-point night, establishing a new career high for most assists (3) and points (3) in a single game
Wotherspoon is now tied for seventh among AHL defenseman with 9 points and leads Heat defenseman in points
Marek Hrivik (2 assists) recorded his fourth multi-point game of the season
Andrew Mangiapane (1 goal, 1 assist) recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season
Mangiapane is now tied for second in the AHL with 18 points (1 point back of Lehigh Valley’s Danick Martel)
Colby Robak (2 assists) recorded his first multi-point game of the season and first since January 6, 2017 while playing for the Utica Comets
Tanner Glass made his Stockton Heat debut, recording a fight in the contest
Stockton is now 16-7-0-3 all-time against San Diego including a 6-5-0-2 record at the Valley View Casino Center all-time

QUOTES
“Yeah definitely. You don’t really notice those kind of milestones, but when they come up it is a great accomplishment, and I am really excited to hear it and it was a big win for us.” – Hathaway on hitting over 100 professional points with his first goal of the night

“We had a couple tough ones and some close games the last three games so we knew we had to get some goals early and we really focused a lot on the first five minutes of the game and try to bring it to them as good as we could.” – Hathaway on the team’s fast start

“[Morgan’s goal] was huge and it was a great fore-check by that line and that is one think we have to learn is to control that push back from other teams especially in their barn, but [Klimchuk’s] goal was huge.” – Hathway on Klimchuk’s goal being the turning point in tonight’s game

“Klimmer made a nice pass to me and the puck was kind of bouncing and I knew I wanted to shoot and I saw little opening up top and it’s a low chance of it going in, but I like to try that shot so I am lucky enough for it to go in and it was nice to help the boys out.” Hunter Shinkaruk on his snipe from a bad angle

“There are a lot of ups and downs playing hockey when it is your profession and it is a lot different than playing in junior because you have a lot of things to think about so it is just managing well and being a pro every single day and it has been a lot of fun too and it was a fun night.” – Shinkaruk on reaching 200 AHL games played

“We have a pretty offensively talented team, and we have hit a lit bit of a road block in putting pucks in the net and it was just a matter of time and coach told us keep sticking to it and don’t over complicate things and pucks will start going in and they did tonight and it was a fun night.” – Shinkaruk on the team’s big offensive output.

“Tonight I knew where he was going and he knew where I was going and that’s when you get to play the game fast and I think when you play the game fast especially with guys on the line that can skate like that you are going to have some success.”  – Morgan Klimchuk on developing chemistry with Marek Hrivik

“It was good for us to score some goals as we haven’t had a lot in that department in the last little while. The game when it was 3-2 could have went either way and I think the fourth goal for us was a real important one.” – Coach Ryan Huska on the strong offensive night

“The guys will have some days off and some time to rejuvenate and get their bodies back to where they need to be. Because of the long week, we will be able to fit in some skills days and maybe some small area games to keep things creative and fresh for them so it doesn’t make it that long of a week in regards to practice.” – Huska on the approach heading into a full week off before their next game

 

NEXT HOME GAME
STOCKTON HEAT vs. Bakersfield Condors
Friday, November 17 @ Stockton Arena
Superhero Night // Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s // First 1,000 Kids 12 & Under Receive a Heat Mask
Doors @ 6:00 p.m., Puck drop @ 7:00 p.m.
For tickets call 209.373.1500 // stocktonheat.com/fryday