Coat & Blanket Drive This Friday

Before the weather gets a bit brisker, the Heat will be holding a Coat and Blanket Drive on Friday, November 3! Fans can earn a FREE ticket to the Friday game against the Manitoba Moose at 7:00 p.m. by donating a new or gently used coat or blanket.

The Heat are partnering 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.

All who donate will receive a ticket in the lower end zone or the upper premium sections.

The Heat will also be hosting a Toy Drive on Saturday, December 9, where we’ll be collecting toys for kids in need with fans earning a FREE ticket for each new toy they donate to that game.

Last Friday, Heat fans donated 502 canned food items during our Canned Food Drive, which will go back to help people in need in our community!

 

Heat Score 10 Goals vs. Gulls Last Weekend

The Stockton Heat combined for 10 goals this past weekend to beat the Gulls on both Friday and Saturday Night’s at Stockton Arena.

On Friday,the Stockton Heat outlasted the San Diego Gulls in what turned out to be a major special teams battle, with the home team pulling away with the 4-2 win. Spencer Foo recorded his first pro point, a first period power-play goal which kicked off a series of special teams goals.

Joseph Cramarossa would score against his former team while shorthanded and Heat center Mark Jankowski recorded a second-period power-play goal, his fifth of the season.  San Diego’s Kalle Kossila made things interesting with a pair of power-play goals of his own but an empty net, power-play tally by Morgan Klimchuk gave the Heat the win.

Then on Saturday, the Heat fired 22 shots in a strong second period, which saw both Cody Goloubef and Tyler Wotherspoon record their first goals of the season, eventually capping the game off with the 6-3 win over the San Diego Gulls at Stockton Arena.

Garnet Hathaway netted a pair of goals while Oliver Kylington, Marek Hrivik, and Goloubef recorded multi-point efforts in the win. After a back-and-forth first period saw the teams head to the dressing room tied at two, Stockton seized control of the game in the second with goals from Goloubef and Wotherspoon 52 seconds apart from one another.

San Diego got one back in the second but momentum had shifted to the Heat’s side with Hrivik scoring his first goal as a member of the Heat early in the third period to give the Heat an insurance marker.  Hathaway added the empty netter for his fifth goal of the season, tying linemate Mark Jankowski for the team lead in goals.

Heat Hit the Road for Three This Week

HEAT GAMES COMING UP THIS WEEK

The Stockton Heat hit the road for three-straight games to end the month of October, kicking off with a game against the San Diego Gulls this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., followed by two games against the Bakersfield Condors on Friday and Saturday night’s, both at 7:00 p.m.

Catch the games live by watching the Heat on AHL Live! Available in various packages to meet your needs, fans can purchase the Heat road games only ($124.99), all Heat games ($199.99), a 10-game pass ($64.99), 5-game pass ($34.99) or an All-Access pass featuring every AHL game this season ($349.99).  In addition, individual games can be streamed for just $7.99!

All of the broadcasts begin at 6:45 through the road trip!

HEAT HOME GAMES IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Stockton Heat vs. Manitoba Moose
Friday, November 3 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s!  Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location 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! Plus, our Breakaway Cafe will be serving some terrific local cuisine to all fans inside Stockton Arena! Fans can get a FREE ticket to attend the game tonight by donating a new or gently used coat, which will be donated to the United Way of San Joaquin County!

Stockton Heat vs. Texas Stars
Saturday, November 4 (6:00 p.m. faceoff – 5:00 p.m. doors – 4:00 Heat Zone Pregame Party) – Stockton Arena
Tonight we look to raise money to help those in our community impacted by cancer during Stockton Heat Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  Need tickets for the game, purchase our limited edition Heat Hockey Fights Cancer Game Pack which features a pair of tickets to the game and two limited edition Heat Hockey Fights Cancer beanies. The Stockton Heat will be wearing special lavender jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds from the jerseys donated by to St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute.  The first 1,000 fans 13-years-old and over and first 500 fans 12-years-old and younger will receive a Stockton Heat Fights Cancer replica jersey at the doors! If you’re in need of tickets to the game, our game pack on sale now features a pair of tickets in our Lower End Zone or Upper Premium sections along with two, limited edition Heat Hockey Fights Cancer beanies, a $66 value, yours for $45! Team My58 & Team Estrella will be out to support the night 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. 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!

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!  Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location 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! Plus, 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!). 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.

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 begin to 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!

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 November’s Heat365 Member of the Month!  Submit your credentials, or a fellow Heat365 Member’s credentials here!

‘I Hope to Help this Team Win’

 It’s been a fantastic couple of days for Mark Jankowski.

After getting word Sunday from Flames brass that he was being recalled, the young centre made his journey from Stockton, Calif., to Calgary.

“I got the call yesterday and it was a good feeling,” said Jankowski. “You can’t really think about that too much when you’re down [in the AHL], you just have to focus on yourself and your game and your team. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

Wasting no time, the AHL standout joined the big club on the ice Monday morning for his first practice with the team before an afternoon flight to Nashville where the Flames will face the Predators Tuesday night, (6 p.m., TV: Sportsnet Flames, Radio: Sportsnet960 The FAN).

Jankowski skated in his accustomed centre position in practice and was flanked by Sam Bennett on the left-wing and Curtis Lazar on the right.”It was good to get my legs under me after a long travel day yesterday,” Jankowski said. “I felt good out there.”

“They’re both really good players and I’ve played with each of them a little bit in the pre-season, so I know them a little bit. In today’s practice, we did a couple line things, so it was good to get that chemistry going. They’re both skilled players, they can make plays, and they get in hard on the forecheck and they’re tough on pucks, so I think that is going to be good for all three of us.”

The presence of Jankowski has meant a move to the wing for Bennett, but that doesn’t concern him at all, having played there quite often throughout his NHL career.

In fact, he’s just delighted to suit up alongside the highly coveted Jankowski.

“I’m excited,” said Bennett. “He’s obviously going to come with a lot of energy and jump. It’s a lot of fun to play with guys that are going to be really excited and have a lot of jump. It’s a great opportunity and hopefully we can create some energy early.”

The young pivot was an offensive force in his first six games of the season for the Stockton Heat, registering five goals and three assists.

But he understands that he’ll need to put more focus on his play in his own end if he wants to stick around.

And that’s a message he’s received directly from head coach Glen Gulutzan.

“I told him today on the ice and we told him before that we want him to play free and without fear,” said Gulutzan. “The other part is that there are other sharks in the water, so you have to have a real good defensive compete mindset, as well. ”

“At this level, you have to play a great 200-foot game,” said Jankowski, doubling down on his coach’s directive. “Because if you make one mistake, it’s usually in the back of your net with the skill of the players in this league.”

The 6-foot-4, 202-lb. centreman played one game with the Flames last season, on Nov. 28, a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on the road.

But he’s not the same player he was almost a year ago. He’s become more comfortable and confident in his overall game.

“I think throughout the season last year and the pre-season this year, just getting those games under my belt, I just have to trust my game and I feel that I’ve done that so far this season,” Jankowski said.

“I’m glad to be here and I hope to help this team win.”

Canned Food Drive

The Heat hosted a canned food drive on Friday, October 21, with all collected goods benefitting the United Way of San Joaquin County! Fans received a FREE ticket to Friday’s game by donating five canned goods during the collection!  We’re happy to say that we collected 502 canned food items which will be put to great use in our community!

This winter we’ll be holding a couple other drives to help benefit our community as we’ll collect coats on Friday, November 3 with fans again earning a FREE ticket to that game by donating a new or gently used coat.  Then on Saturday, December 9, we’ll be collecting toys for kids in need with fans earning a FREE ticket for each new toy they donate.

Both the Coat and Toy Drive will once again benefit the United Way of San Joaquin County and go back to our own community!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Canned Food Drive a great success!

Roster Sheets Available on Gamedays

Fans have enjoyed the new roster sheets handed out at the doors to start the season, featuring a statistical rundown of both the Stockton Heat and their opposition along with news and notes about the teams and the events surrounding the game that YOU need to know!

But did you know they are also available on your phone or tablet?  All you have to do is download the Stockton Heat App, where every home game will find a new roster sheet for your viewing pleasure!

The Heat App has lots more to offer than just roster sheets too!  Fans can log into their Ticketmaster Account from the App, communicate and post photos to other Heat fanatics and stay current with all the latest news and videos!

Download now on the App Store or Google Play!