The Calgary Flames and Stockton Heat have entered into an affiliation agreement with the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL for the 2017-18 season. The Mavericks have a terrific reputation on and off the ice and will ease in Flames and Heat prospect development.
The Heat have announced six guaranteed dates including the home opening date of Saturday, October 14, plus, Heat Hockey Fights Cancer, Teddy Bear Toss, Safety Night, Star Wars Night and Heat Goes Green!
Congratulations to the Wingerd Family who were nominated as the Heat365 Members of the Month of June! Paul, Suzy and Madison are hockey fanatics and in fact, the first ever Heat365 Members!
Want to watch the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch during the Calder Cup Final? The AHL and Neulion partnered to bring you the games on AHL Live for free or you can listen to the games on SiriusXM Radio!
After Frankie the Firebird helped Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard open up off March Lane in Stockton, we returned a year later to celebrate Rita's first year and to talk about the exciting partnership with the Heat!
"We knew it was important to bring in some solid veteran leadership that could help our young players in different situations both on and off the ice and we felt the players that were here did a tremendous job." - Heat GM Brad Pascall
"Some of the adversity that our team went through was one of the reasons why we were able to have success at the end of the year." - Head Coach Ryan Huska
"It was nice to get my feet underneath me a little and be able to play [in Game 5]." - Dillon Dube
"We really became a good team together. A lot of friendships were formed and I was proud of this group." - Hunter Shinkaruk
"The biggest difference is the rink. Players can be in front of the net quicker than in Europe and guys can shoot from anywhere." - David Rittich
"I think off the ice I became a better player - a better person. It was a tough way to end the season, but other than that it was a pretty good year." - Kenney Morrison
"We grew a lot this year. We had a young team coming in, but I thought a lot of guys stepped up." - Tyler Wotherspoon