San Jose, Calif. – The Stockton Heat entered Tuesday’s afternoon tilt against the San Jose Barracuda riding a three-game road winning streak and, despite a trio of goals, had that streak snapped in a 6-3 loss to San Jose. Brandon Bollig, Mike Angelidis and Mark Jankowski tallied the Heat’s three markers, while Hunter Shinkaruk extended his point streak to three games with an assist. However, the offensive effort was not quite enough, as San Jose peppered the Heat net with 44 shots on their way to victory.
San Jose goal: F Adam Helewka (7) puck is chipped high blocker side past the goaltender off the nearside rush (Carpenter, Heed assists), 3:58
San Jose goal: F Nikolay Goldobin (4) rebound is kicked out to the nearside faceoff circle and put back past the goaltender’s outstretched pad (Heed, Ryan assists), 13:38 (PP)
HEAT GOAL: F Brandon Bollig (7) shot from the farside faceoff dot is kicked aside and tapped into the net on the backdoor rebound (Shinkaruk, Klimchuk assists), 19:08 (PP)
Shots: STK – 6 | SJ – 19
San Jose goal: F John McCarthy (5) centering pass on the odd-man rush is redirected past the goaltender and into the net (O’Regan assist), 4:53 (SH)
HEAT GOAL: F Mike Angelidis (4) rebound is kicked out to the backdoor and put back past the goaltender on the blocker side (Morrison, Smith assists), 7:27
San Jose goal: F Barclay Goodrow (9) puck is walked to the front of the net from the goal line on the farside and stuffed five-hole past the goaltender (O’Regan assist), 19:39
Shots: STK – 9 | SJ – 10
HEAT GOAL: F Mark Jankowski (6) redirected point shot from the nearside faceoff circle beats the goaltender blocker side and goes into the net (Frattin, Kulak assists), 12:18
San Jose goal: D Tim Heed (7) shot form the nearside faceoff dot beats the goaltender high blocker side and goes into the net (O’Regan, Helewka assists), 17:01 (PP)
San Jose goal: F Ryan Carpenter (4) shot on the rush from the nearside faceoff circle goes into the empty net (Mueller, McCarthy assists), 18:14 (EN)
Shots: STK – 10 | SJ – 15
W: Mantas Armalis (25 shots, 22 saves)
L: Jon Gillies (43 shots, 38 saves)
Three Stars: 1- Tim Heed (1 goal, 2 assists) 2- Daniel O’Regan (3 assists) 3- Adam Helewka (1 goal, 1 assist)
Final Shots: STK – 25 | SJ – 44
Power Plays: STK – 1/5 | SJ – 2/4
Hunter Shinkaruk (1 assist) is now on a three-game point streak (1 goal, 2 assists)
Morgan Klimchuk (1 assist) now has at least one point in back-to-back games (1 goal, 1 assist)
Brandon Bollig (1 goal) now has at least one point in back-to-back games (1 goal, 1 assist)
The Stockton Heat have their three-game road winning streak snapped
The Heat are now 4-2-0 on their current seven-game road swing
“We took a couple bad penalties in the first and it backfired on us. But I thought we battled back hard trying to tie it up and showed good compete for the most part tonight. Sometimes the bounces aren’t going to go our way. We just need to dig in and stay strong as a group.” – Oliver Kylington with his overall thoughts on tonight’s game.
“I thought we showed a lot of heart and commitment towards the end of the game. There were a lot of positives to take out of tonight’s game, but we didn’t get the result we wanted.” – Ryan Lomberg with his overall thoughts on tonight’s game.
“There’s always distractions but we have to come ready to play no matter when the game is. We had a tough first, but like I said we showed a lot of heart down the stretch so that’s something to build off.” – Lomberg on staying focused in the final game before Christmas break.
NEXT HOME GAME
STOCKTON HEAT vs. Tucson Roadrunners
December 28 @ Stockton Arena
First 500 fans receive a Morgan Klimchuk Photo Card
Doors @ 6:00 p.m., Puck drop @ 7:00 p.m.