Mini Plan Tickets On The Way

Mini Plan Holders can rest easy knowing that your tickets are in the process of being printed early this week and will be mailed to you early this week so be on the lookout for it arriving at your door soon!

Don’t have a ticket plan for this season and are interested in one? Mini Plans perfectly balance your busy schedule and your appetite to watch the Stockton Heat! The Dick’s Sporting Goods Bakers Dozen gets you to 13 premium nights of the year, the Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard Saturday Night Special ensures your attendance to seven great Heat games on Saturday nights and finally, the Zoom Custom Six Pack allows you to select the six games you want to see the most, or games that work for your schedule.

Plus, each plan comes with some terrific amenities as well!  You can learn more about Mini Plans by calling 209.373.1500 or by visiting stocktonheat.com/miniplans.

Buy Chipotle on Tuesday, September 26 and Support Charity

Make dinner a selfless act by joining support St. Joseph’s Foundation Of San Joaquin!

Come in to the Chipotle at 4940 Pacific Avenue in Stockton on Tuesday, September 26th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm and either bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Joseph’s Foundation Of San Joaquin.

During Taco Tuesday, 50% of your food and drink total will be donated to St. Joseph’s Wellness Committee, dedicated to encouraging employees and community member to be more physically active, eat better, and improve mental health.

Training Camp Update

The Calgary Flames opened their training camp last week after the conclusion of the Young Stars Classic in Penticton featuring some of the up and coming prospects for the Flames.  Now with their entire roster, both young and old together, the battle for jobs will commence with Head Coach Glen Gulutzan and his staff looking for the right mesh of players for the big club to compete for a Stanley Cup.

It all began with the fitness evaluation, finding out who’s taken the best care of their body over the summer and who’s come into training camp in peak physical condition.  Flames Captain Mark Giordano had been a top performer in this test for years, showing from the captain on down to the prospects how important coming into camp in good shape is.  However, for the first time in a long time, Giordano finished second among all veteran skaters as Michael Frolik came to camp in the best shape of all players.

Coming in third among returning skaters is a name familiar to Heat fans as Garnet Hathaway came into camp ready to compete for a full-time gig with the Flames.  After recording 5 points in 26 games with the Flames last year, Hathaway was often credited by Coach Huska for lifting the Heat up at the right time and helping the team to their first playoff berth.  Seeing him come in to training camp in the best shape he’s ever been at will certainly be another reason why Flames fans will want to see Hathaway with the big club this season.

Among the Flames prospects it was the product from Ohio State taking the fittest spot as defenseman Josh Healey came into camp as the fittest youngster.  Healey, who turned heads during the Young Stars Classic with his constant physical presence, seems destined to become a fan favorite this season as he likes to hit anything that moves in a different color sweater.

After Healey it was Dillon Dube, who suited up for the Heat in Game 5 against the San Jose Barracuda last season followed by Brett Pollock, who spent most of his rookie campaign with the Adirondack Thunder but is looking to show his eagerness to move up to the AHL or NHL levels.

Of course of all the Flames prospects, the one turning the most heads is no doubt Mark Jankowski.  The first rounder in 2012 proved all of his doubters wrong last season when he led all AHL rookies in goals and was named to a number of league and team awards.  Now, he’s ready to show to Gulutzan and the Flames management that he’s ready for the big show.

Rasmus Andersson came into camp in terrific shape too as he battles for a spot with the big club.  Although he played just one game, his NHL debut, for the Flames last season, Andersson spent quite some time with the big club as the seventh defenseman, but is now looking to solidify his spot on the depth chart by capturing one of the top six jobs within the organization.  The Flames George Johnson caught up with Rasmus to chat about his summer and how important it was for him to come into training camp in great shape to battle for the big club.

After impressing for two years as an AHL contracted player, Ryan Lomberg enters his first Flames Training Camp as a full-fledged NHL prospect.  A warrior in every sense of the word who’s beloved in Stockton, Lomberg is trying to demonstrate the qualities that makes him a fan and team favorite in hopes of impressing the staff and getting a look at a job with the Flames this season.

 

Penticton Young Stars Wrap Up

Another year and another rookie tournament in the Penticton Young Stars Classic is in the books with the Flames finishing the weekend going 1-2, falling to Edmonton and Winnipeg to bookend a decided victory over Vancouver on Sunday.

A lot of attention was on some of the bigger names at the camp, including Heat leading scorer from a season ago Mark Jankowski, who once again turned heads and impressed the Flames brass, but so too did recent NCAA free agent signing Spencer Foo, who had a pair of goals during Sunday’s win over the Canucks.

Of the goaltenders it’d be Nick Schneider who led the Flames to victory while both Tyler Parsons and Mason McDonald would end up on the wrong side of the scoreline.  Schneider is approaching his final year in junior hockey, traded in the offseason from Medicine Hat to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.  Schneider impressed in Stockton during the inaugural season, playing 9 games for the Heat after his junior season ended and nearly helped lead the Heat to the playoffs.

Rasmus Andersson was another name at the tournament that seemed to be continuing to show why he’d deserving a look from the Flames for the bottom pairing job that is open and should see a few familiar names competing for that job in Tyler Wotherspoon and Brett Kulak to name a couple.

The Flames also mic’d up the Swedish defenseman during the game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Next up for the Flames is their actual training camp, where the Flames will get their prospects and their incumbents together on the ice and begin sifting through the players to find the best combination of players to compete for a Stanley Cup.  The club’s next game will be a split squad game against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, September 18.