Pelley Scores his First in Heat Loss

Stockton, Calif. – Stockton’s captain Rod Pelley scored his first goal for the Stockton Heat to open the scoring, but the Moose would once again down the Heat 4-1 thanks in part to 35-saves by Eric Comrie and a three-goal third period. Pelley’s shot just past the midway point in the contest snuck past the screened Comrie to put the home team up, but it would be Manitoba’s captain, Patrice Cormier who’d get one back for the Moose in the second period, tipping a shot past Gillies to draw the game even.  In the third, the Moose capitalized on some defensive zone turnovers with goals from Jack Roslovic and Mike Sgarbossa, along with adding an empty netter, to give the Moose their second-straight 4-1 win over the Heat.  Next up, the Heat head down south to take on the San Diego Gulls on Friday at 7:00 p.m. with the game streaming live on AHL Live.  The Heat return home against 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

HIGHLIGHTS

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Period
HEAT GOAL: F Rod Pelley (1) wrist shot from center point goes through traffic and beats the goaltender just inside the right post (Wotherspoon, Lomberg assist),  13:42
Shots: STK – 14 | MB – 8

2nd Period
Manitoba Goal: F Patrice Cormier (4) shot from far side is tipped in front and redirected over goalie’s shoulder (Schilling, Roslovic assists), 6:54
Shots: STK – 8 | MB – 9

3rd Period
Manitoba Goal: F Jack Roslovic (6) turnover inside blueline is put over goalie’s shoulder, glove side (Unassisted), 10:44
Manitoba Goal: F Mike Sgarbossa (5) turnover at the top of the right circle is collected and wristed over the goalie’s shoulder on his blocker-side (Unassisted), 11:26
Manitoba Goal: F Nic Petan (1) shot from the neutral zone is lifted into the empty net (Roslovic, Stoykewych), 19:45
Shots: STK – 14 | MB – 15

GOALIES
W: Eric Comrie (36 shots, 35 saves)
L: Jon Gillies (31 shots, 28 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS
Three Stars: 1- Jack Roslovic (MB) (1 goal, 2 assists)  2- Eric Comrie (MB) (35-saves) 3 – Rod Pelley (1 goal)
Final Shots: STK – 36 | MB – 32
Power Plays: STK – 0/3 | MB – 0/2
Rod Pelley scores his first goal as a member of the Stockton Heat, his first AHL goal since December 21, 2016 while playing with the Albany Devils
Stockton is 2-4-0-0 all-time against Manitoba and are 8-6-0-0 all-time against the Central Division teams
Stockton has gone perfect on the penalty kill for the second-straight game, the longest streak this season


QUOTES
“The puck got back to me after I just came on from a change and [Tyler Wotherspoon] found me high and I was just trying to get it through. [Luke Gazdic] was in front and had a great screen and it found the back of the net, I don’t even know if the goalie saw it.” – Rod Pelley on his first goal with Stockton

“First and foremost you have to learn something from this game and learn that it is not good enough, but you have to have a quick memory because we play again on Friday against a good team in their building. Teams are ready for us, they come in here and work and we have some work to do. We need to re-focus as a group we can be better collectively top to bottom and that is something we have to do going into San Diego on Friday.” – Rod Pelley on tonight not being a good enough effort

“We got out worked and that is an easy fix in my opinion as a player. It is not structural, it’s mental and it’s competing and battling. From top to bottom we can be better at that.” – Pelley on the Heat not allowing opponents to outwork them

“We obviously wanted to come back tonight and get a win, but we have to clean up some areas in our game to make that happen. They are a strong, fast team. We have to learn from it and move on.” – Tyler Wotherspoon on failing to get revenge tonight

“Anytime you get a new face in here they want to contribute and Rod is a great leader off the ice as well as one the ice so it is always a nice achievement to get that one out of the way so we have to build off it and keep plugging away.” – Wotherspoon on Pelley’s first goal with the Heat

“We weren’t as engaged as we needed to be tonight and I thought they were the hungrier team right from the start of the game. I didn’t think our execution was great tonight I thought there was a little cheat on the part of our game and we have to make sure we do a better job making sure our group is prepared to play because I don’t feel like they were tonight.” – Coach Ryan Huska’s reaction to tonight’s loss

“The one thing we had a hard time tonight was there speed. They did a good job playing fast and their forwards were skating tonight, but I don’t feel we helped ourselves out tonight. We weren’t as sharp or vested in the game as we needed to be.” – Huska on Manitoba’s speed

 

 

NEXT HOME GAME
STOCKTON HEAT vs. Bakersfield Condors
Friday, November 17 @ Stockton Arena
Superhero Night // Fry Day // 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

Flames Assign Tanner Glass to Stockton

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned forward Tanner Glass to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. The Flames have also removed Jaromir Jagr from the IR.

TANNER GLASS – LEFT WING
BORN: Regina, SK                                        DATE: November 29, 1983
HEIGHT: 6’1”                                                 WEIGHT: 213 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 Penticton Panthers BCHL 57 11 28 39 171
2002-03 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 18 8 14 22 46
2002-03 Penticton Panthers BCHL 32 15 25 40 108
2003-04 Dartmouth College ECAC 26 4 7 11 18
2004-05 Dartmouth College ECAC 33 7 8 15 32
2005-06 Dartmouth College ECAC 33 12 16 28 56
2006-07 Dartmouth College ECAC 32 8 20 28 92
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 4 0 1 1 5 3
2007-08 Rochester Americans AHL 43 6 5 11 84 -10
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 41 1 1 2 39 -5
2008-09 Rochester Americans AHL 44 4 9 13 100 -4
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 7 0
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 4 7 11 115 5 4 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 3 7 10 72 -5 20 0 0 0 18
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 5 11 16 73 -12
2012-13 Banska Bystrica HC 05 Slovak 6 0 1 1 75 -4
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 1 1 2 62 -11 5 1 0 1 4
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 4 9 13 90 -8 8 0 0 0 4
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 66 1 5 6 98 -12 19 0 1 1 31
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 57 4 3 7 66 -3 4 0 0 0 4
2015-16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 17 2 3 5 23 -11
2016-17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 57 6 9 15 86 -3
2016-17 New York Rangers NHL 11 1 1 2 17 0 7 1 3 4 7
2017-18 Calgary Flames NHL 7 0 0 0 5 -2
NHL Totals 518 24 45 69 644 67 2 4 6 68

Stockton Heat Hockey Fights Cancer a Great Success!

Stockton’s Heat Hockey Fights Cancer game this past Saturday was an outstanding night for our team and community. On the ice during the 1-0 victory, the Heat wore lavender-trimmed cancer jerseys that were auctioned off to raise awareness and funds for finding a cure for all forms of cancer!

The Heat faithful showed up in full-force on Saturday night with 7,008 fans in attendance, the most at a Stockton Hockey Cancer game since November 3, 2012. Thank you to all fans for not only supporting the team, but also for creating a raucous environment for our team to play in. The atmosphere was noticed by the players and coaching staff.

“Our crowd was excellent tonight,” Heat Head Coach Ryan Huska said following Saturday’s 1-0 win. “This is what makes this building a special building to play in. We have great fans and I thought they were really engaged in the game, making it is really easy for the guys to feed off the energy they had tonight.”

Game-presentation on Saturday night was centered around recognizing and supporting cancer survivors and those who continue to fight the deadly disease. All those impacted by cancer were recognized during our pregame ceremony with fans displaying “I Fight For” Cards as a way for those to continue to share their story.

Our ceremonial puck dropper, Carolyn Lopez is a 23-year cancer survivor and received a warm ovation before the game. Saturday’s Pioneer of the Game presented by Sutter Health was Janice Colombini, an 8-year cancer survivor who is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

It wasn’t the only terrific community achievement by Heat fans this weekend as fans collected 118 coats and blankets on Friday night for the Coat and Blanket Drive that saw the Heat partner with United Way of San Joaquin County, Stockton Record, Ace Train, Stockton Fire, St. Mary’s Dining Room and SMG Stockton Arena to help those in our community in need of warm coats and blankets this winter.

 

Heat Home Wednesday, San Diego on Friday

HEAT HOME GAMES COMING UP THIS WEEK

Stockton Heat vs. Manitoba Moose
Wednesday, November 8 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
For tonight’s game against the Manitoba Moose, the final meeting between the clubs at Stockton Arena, fans can enjoy $.50 wings and $4 bottomless popcorn all night long! Get your tickets now by calling 209.373.1500 or by visiting stocktonheat.com/tickets!

Then be sure to catch the Heat on AHL Live this Friday as the club heads down to San Diego to take on the Gulls at 7:00 p.m.!

HEAT HOME GAMES IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Friday, November 17 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
Tonight 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! 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!  Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location on Thursday or Friday before the game rcan 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! Team My58 will also be out at the game and setup with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans!

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
Tonight 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!). Team Estrella TV will also be out at the game and setup with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans! 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.

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 less than three 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 in November you can RSVP with Rachel Kisker by emailing her at rkisker@stocktonheat.com or you can let her know you will be attending the November 17 photo shoot by seeing her on an upcoming gameday in the Heat365 Bud Light Cold Zone!  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 the game on Saturday, November 18, 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!

Rittich’s Second Shutout of the Season Earns Heat Weekend Split

David Rittich’s 32-save shutout on Saturday increases his Heat all-time record for most shutouts by a Heat goalie with seven

Records
Last Week’s Record: 1-1-0-0, 2 points
Overall Record: 7-3-0-1, 0.682 Points Percentage, 3rd in the Pacific Division

Last Week’s Results
Nov. 3 – Stockton Heat 1 vs. Manitoba Moose 4
Nov. 4 – Stockton Heat 1 vs. Texas Stars 0

This Week’s Schedule
Wed. Nov. 8 – Stockton Heat vs. Manitoba Moose – Stockton Arena (7:00 p.m.)
Fri. Nov. 10 – Stockton Heat at San Diego Gulls – Valley View Casino Center (7:00 p.m.)

Rasmus Andersson received his second ever call-up to the Calgary Flames on Sunday (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

Recent Transactions
11/5 – Rasmus Andersson recalled to the Calgary Flames from the Stockton Heat

Team Leaders
Goals: Garnet Hathaway with 7
Assists: Andrew Mangiapane with 10
Points: Andrew Mangiapane with 16
PIMs: Cody Goloubef with 24
Wins: Jon Gillies with 4
Losses: Jon Gillies with 2
GAA: David Rittich with 2.00
SV%: David Rittich with .937

Team Stats

Goals For: Week: Overall: 37
Goals Against: Week: 5 | Overall: 28
Power Play: 9-54 (16.7%)
, 17th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 46-56 (82.1%), T-19th 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 (2-0-0-1)
San Jose (0-2-0-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (6-2-0-1)

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

Calgary Flames (NHL)
Record Last Week: 2-0-0, 4 points
Record Overall: 8-6-0, 16 points, 5th in Pacific Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Tue. Nov. 7 – Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks (6:00 p.m. PST)
Thr. Nov. 9 – Flames vs. Detroit Red Wings (6:00 p.m. PST)

Hathaway scored his very first, game winning goal of his pro career on Saturday. He has a goal in the NHL to go along with 42 AHL goals (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
Record Last Week: 1-2-0, 2 points
Record Overall: 4-4-0, 8 points, 4th in Central Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Fri. Nov. 10 – Mavericks vs. Wichita Thunder (5:05 p.m. PST)
Sat. Nov. 11 – Mavericks vs. Wichita Thunder (5:05 p.m. PST)

News and Notes

  • David Rittich is one of three goaltenders (Garret Sparks of Toronto and Jean-Francois Berube of Rockford) with 2 shutouts this season (leads the league)
    • Rittich’s seventh shutout of his AHL career extends his all-time lead in the Heat Record Book.  Jon Gillies is second with four career shutouts for the Heat
    • Rittich ranks sixth in the AHL with a 2.00 goals-against-average and is tied third in the league with a .937 save-percentage
  • Andrew Mangiapane’s 10-game point streak from October 6 through November 3 (6-10-16) is tied for the longest point streak in Heat history
      • Tied with Mark Jankowski’s 10-game point streak he had from March 12, 2017 through April 5, 2017 (5-7-12)
      • Mangiapane is third in the AHL with 16 points
      • He also ranks second in the AHL with a plus-10 rating
  • Garnet Hathaway is tied for fourth in the AHL with 13 points
    • His 7 goals are tied for the third most in the league
    • His goal on Saturday night, his 42nd career AHL goal, was his first ever game winning goal of his pro career
    • He leads the league with a plus-12 rating
  • Rasmus Andersson is tied for fourth in the AHL among defenseman with 8 points while Oliver Kylington is tied for 10th among AHL defenseman with 7 points
  • Stockton is the fourth most penalized team in the league, averaging 18:09 in the box through 11 games
  • The Heat have scored the first goal in a game in all but two games this season which is tied for the second highest percentage in the league with Manitoba and Milwaukee and ranks behind Binghamton who’s scored first in all but one game this season
  • Stockton ranks ninth in the AHL averaging 3.36 goals-for-per-game and tied-sixth in the AHL allowing 2.55 goals-against-per-game
  • The Heat have scored a power-play goal in four-straight games, scoring 4 goals on their last 19 opportunities (21.1%). The Heat all-time record is nine-straight games with a power-play goal established last season from March 24 through April 12 which saw the team go 9 for 40 (22.5%)
  • Stockton leads the league with 3 shutouts on the season (Rittich on October 14 and November 4 and Gillies on October 27)
  • The Heat have been outshot by opponents four times this season but have posted a 4-0-0-0 record during those games
  • Stockton is 10-1-1-1 all-time against the Texas Stars including a 6-0-1-0 record at Stockton Arena.  The team is 17-3-1-2 against both of the teams from the Lone Star State all-time
  • The Heat are now 3-2-0-0 during the team’s cancer events and are currently on a three-game cancer game win streak with the pair of wins against San Diego on November 4 and 5 during the 2016-17 season. Including the ECHL totals, Stockton Hockey teams are now 17-6-1-2 during the team’s cancer events
  • The Heat are now 8-5-0 all-time vs. Central Division teams

Brett Findlay is nearing two AHL milestones as he’s just two games shy of playing his 100th AHL game and 5 points back of 100 AHL points (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

Approaching Milestones

  • Brett Findlay is a point away from 50 in his AHL career
    • He’s also 5 games away from playing in his 100th AHL game
  • Garnet Hathaway is 2 points away from his 100th professional (NHL + AHL) point
    • He’s also 10 points away from 100 in his AHL career
  • Oliver Kylington is 4 points away from recording his 50th AHL point
  • Hunter Shinkaruk is 2 games away from his 200th AHL game
  • Colby Robak is 4 games away from playing in his 500th professional (NHL + AHL) game
  • Emile Poirier is 5 points shy of his 100th AHL point
  • Joseph Cramarossa is 6 points away from his 50th professional (NHL + AHL) point
  • Ryan Lomberg is 6 games away from his 100th AHL game

Recently Accomplished Milestones

  • None

Rasmus Andersson Receives the AMTRAK Call to Calgary

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled defenseman Rasmus Andersson from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. The Flames also announced that defenseman Travis Hamonic has been placed on the IR (retroactive to November 2nd).

Andersson, a 21-year-old defenseman, has played ten games with the Heat this season recording one goal and seven assists totaling eight points. In 54 games with the Heat last season, Andersson notched 3 goals and 19 assists for 22 points. Andersson played in one game with the Flames in the 2016-17 season.

RASMUS ANDERSSON – DEFENSE
BORN: Malmo, Sweden        DATE: October 27, 1996
HEIGHT: 6’1’’                         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
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0

Rittich’s Second Shutout of the Season, Hathaway’s Goal, Lead Heat Past Texas

Stockton, Calif. – Garnet Hathaway’s second period goal combined with David Rittich’s 32-saves helped the Heat slide past the Texas Stars, 1-0.  Hathaway’s goal came on the power play after Marek Hrivik won an offensive zone faceoff and the Heat alternate captain skating the side of the right circle and backhanding a shot that ricocheted off Texas goaltender Landon Bow and off his own defenseman and in.  In the third period, Texas poured the pressure on the Heat but Rittich stayed strong between the pipes and was able to record his second shutout of the season and seventh of his AHL career.  Andrew Mangiapane was held pointless in the game for the first time this season, snapping his 10-game point streak which remains tied for the longest such streak in Heat history.   The Stockton Heat host the Manitoba Moose for the final time this season on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Fans can enjoy $.50 wings and $4 bottomless popcorn during the game! Then catch the Heat on AHL Live on Friday when the team heads down to San Diego for a 7:00 p.m. showdown against the Gulls at the Valley View Casino Center.

BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHTS

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Period
No goals
Shots: STK – 11 | TEX – 13

2nd Period
HEAT GOAL: F Garnet Hathaway (7) backhander from right-wing circle right off the draw goes off goaltender and deflects in off defender’s skate (Hrivik assist), (PP), 8:07
Shots: STK – 7 | TEX – 8

3rd Period
No Goals
Shots: STK – 7 | TEX – 11

GOALIES
W: David Rittich (32 shots, 32 saves)
L: Landon Bow (25 shots, 24 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS
Three Stars: 1- Garnet Hathaway (GWG)  2- David Rittich (32-saves) 3 – Marek Hrivik (1 assist)
Final Shots: STK – 25 | TEX – 32
Power Plays: STK – 1/5 | TEX – 0/5
David Rittich earns his second shutout of the season stopping all 32-shots he faced and has seven career shutouts in the AHL, which continues to rank as the most by a Heat goaltender all-time
Rittich is one of three AHL goalies to have 2 shutouts on the season
Rittich is now seventh in the AHL with a 2.00 goals-against-average and tied third with a .937 save-percentage
Andrew Mangiapane’s 10-game point streak is snapped, tying the longest such streak in Heat history. Mangiapane had 16 points (6-10-16)
Mangiapane remains in a three-way tie for the league lead in points with Lehigh Valley’s Danick Martel and Hershey’s Chris Bourque
For Garnet Hathaway it was his first career game winning goal in the American Hockey League
Hathaway’s 7 goals are tied for the second most in the AHL
The Stockton Heat lead the AHL with three shutout victories this season (October 14, October 27, November 4)
The Stockton Heat have scored power-play goals in four-straight games
Stockton is 10-1-1-1 all-time against the Texas Stars including a 6-0-1-0 record at Stockton Arena.  The team is 17-3-1-2 against both of the teams from the Lone Star State
The Heat are now 3-2-0-0 during the team’s cancer events and are currently on a three-game cancer game win streak with the pair of wins against San Diego on November 4 and 5 during the 2016-17 season. Including the ECHL totals, Stockton Hockey teams are now 17-6-1-2 during the team’s cancer events


QUOTES
“I thought he was excellent tonight. There were some times where I thought we were on our heels and he made the big save when we needed it.” – Ryan Huska on David Rittich’s shutout

“When you look at it at the end of the night, we won the special teams game even though it was a 1-0 score it was the difference in the game. It was great for our power play to get a goal, but even better for our penalty kill to do what it did.” – Huska on winning the special teams battle

“You have to make them work, tonight’s game was a work game. There wasn’t a lot of room on the ice, there weren’t a lot of plays made, but the guys worked and that is one thing that at the end of it, you will feel it after a game like tonight because it was hard there was a lot of physical play.” – Huksa on the physical nature of tonight’s game

“Our crowd was excellent tonight. This is what makes this building a special building to play in. We have great fans. It was loud and they get involved, and after Ryan Lomberg’s fight tonight I thought they were really engaged in the game and it is really easy for the guys to feed off the energy they had tonight.” – Huska on the terrific crowd of over 7,000 tonight

“Everyone is touched by Cancer. There are some guys that are really close to it unfortunately, but everybody in some way has had to deal with it, and for us to be able to celebrate with those who have earned the right to be cancer survivors is special. One of our messages to our players was to feel fortunate for our health and be able to play a game we love.” – Huska on how special Cancer Night is to the team

“I don’t know if I can remember the last minute because it was so crazy, shot after shot. My teammates played very well in our zone and they helped me so much with blocked shots and clearing the zone.” – David Rittich on the hectic ending

“They are a good offensive team and they had some good chances, but [David Rittich] was strong tonight and he was our backbone.” –Hathaway on David Rittich’s big shutout

“We learned last night that you can’t give up so many grade-a chances and expect to win and we got some bad bounces last night, but we cleaned that up tonight.” – Hathaway on improving from last night’s game

NEXT HOME GAME
STOCKTON HEAT vs. Manitoba Moose
Wednesday, November 8 @ Stockton Arena
$.50 wings and $4 bottomless popcorn
Doors @ 6:00 p.m., Puck drop @ 7:00 p.m.
For tickets call 209.373.1500 // stocktonheat.com/tickets