Arena: Stockton Arena
Date: January 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Broadcast: AHL Live, Spreaker and iHeartRadio at 6:45 p.m.
LEADING SCORER: STOCKTON: LW Andrew Mangiapane (30GP 16-19-35)
ONTARIO: C Mike Amadio (30GP 11-23-34)
Get Fired Up as the Stockton Heat look to match a season-long, three-game win streak, when they host the Ontario Reign for the first time this season. The Heat and Reign have met in Ontario three times this season with the Heat having picked up just one point in an overtime loss back in December.
It’s Autism Awareness Night presented by 51 Fifty Energy Drink and the Carlos Viera Foundation, where tonight we are working to recognize all members of the community affected by autism and special needs as well as the volunteers and employees that are making a difference in our community helping those affected through proceeds from a silent auction! Fans will have a chance to take pictures with the Race for Autism race car, can sample 51 Fifty Energy Drinks on the concourse and Fan Deck, and can purchase branded items from the Carlos Viera Foundation with proceeds going back to the cause.
For fans who have an autistic, or special needs family member, we’ll also have a quiet room located in the North Entry which can be used if fans need to take a break. Micah Mayfield, who has autism, will drop our first puck tonight to kick off the festivities.
It’s also another Fry Day, presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s. Fans can bring their receipts from participating McDonald’s locations to the Stockton Arena Ticket Office for a buy one, get one free ticket to tonight’s game.
Tonight at the game, fans can bring an empty can or bottle of a Coca-Cola product to recycle at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office for $5 off any regular priced ticket.
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LAST TIME VS. ONTARIO
After the teams traded goals in the first and second, Ontario captured the lead early in the first on the power-play, before Stockton scored the next two goals to take their first lead of the night. Ontario’s Matt Luff would provide some heroics to tie things up, deflecting a pass, past Eddie Lack.
The real heroics for Ontario came from Andrew Crescenzi, who scored with under 43 seconds left in the game to give Ontario the 4-3 win.
WHO TO WATCH
Watch out AHL fans, Ryan Lomberg is heating up.
While his chirping game, tenacity and physical presence is always front and center in every game he’s played, Lomberg’s started the season a little cool offensively, recording just 3 goals and 7 points in his first 30 games of the year.
This from a player who just 13 goals and 29 points last season.
But Lomberg is starting to Heat up in a big way, posting 1 goal and 5 assists in his last four games, and earned his first call-up to the Calgary Flames last Sunday while the Flames were on the road in Carolina.
Three of his last four have seen the forward post multi-point efforts, including once again in his last game on Wednesday in San Jose. Keep an eye on the fan favorite tonight as he’s as hot as anyone currently for the Stockton Heat.
JON’S GOING STREAKING
Much of Stockton’s success in the last two games has come from the man in the mask, Jon Gillies.
Gillies stopped all 28 shots he faced last Saturday against Texas, and followed that up with a 32-save shutout on Wednesday on the road in San Jose. Gillies hasn’t surrendered a goal in 136:15, the longest shutout streak in Heat history, which dates back to Jan. 10 against the Tucson Roadrunners.
He became the first goalie in Heat history to post back-to-back shutouts and his four shutouts leads the AHL. Gillies’ seven career shutouts are tied for the most in Heat history (David Rittich – 7) and Gillies is just one shutout away from matching the most shutouts posted by a Heat goalie in a single season (Rittich – 5 in 2016-17).
Gillies’ four shutouts and Rittich’s pair have given the Heat a league leading six shutouts this season, tying last year’s season total 36-games into the season. To put it in perspective, the Syracuse Crunch are second in the AHL with four shutouts from two goalies.
That matches Gillies’ total alone.
YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR
The Heat saw two players named to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic in Andrew Mangiapane, who ranks among the leagues elite scorers despite playing with the Flames from December 31 to January 14, and Rasmus Andersson who is tied 9th among AHL defenseman with 22 points.
Both players have been teammates since 2014-15 when they were teammates in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and both were drafted in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by Calgary. They join Derek Grant (2015-16) and Mark Jankowski (2016-17) as Stockton Heat representatives to the game.
Cody Goloubef was named to the Team Canada roster for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
He’s one of five players to ever receive the international call from a Calgary Flames top affiliate (John Harrington (USA – 84), Jim Johannson (USA – 88), Kevin Dahl (CAN – 92) and C.J. Young (USA – 92).
He’s also one of four with Heat connections on Team Canada joining Heat alums Mason Raymond, Kevin Poulin and Linden Vey. He’s one of five players with Heat connections to be named to the 2018 Olympic Games as Jakub Nakladal was named to the Czech Republic roster as well.
Stockton has had a rough time playing the Ontario Reign, and haven’t beaten the club since March 1, 2016, having gone 0-2-2-0 in the four meetings since then.