Matchup: NHL20 Stockton Heat (0-0-0-0; 1st Pacific) vs. NHL20 Tucson Roadrunners (0-0-0-0; 1st Pacific)
Arena: Your House | Wherever You Are Watching
Date: Friday, April 10
Time: 7:00 p.m. PST
Broadcast: Watch tonight’s game on Twitch here.
Join the Conversation: Join our live tweeting of tonight’s contest by following the Heat on Twitter or using the hashtag #STKvsTUC.
Chase Chevrolet Big Moment of the Game: Stay tuned on Twitter following the game for a chance to enter to win a signed puck!
With the AHL season suspended due to COVID-19, all games were delayed prior to the March 14 and 15 weekend when the Heat were set to face off against the Colorado Eagles. While this delay cost Stockton the opportunity to play on some exciting theme nights such as Star Wars Night as scheduled, but we were unwilling to reschedule Fan Appreciation Night – giving our fans the thank-you they deserve.
It’s been a while since the Heat hit the ice, Stockton last playing a hockey game on Tuesday, March 10 against the San Jose Barracuda. While the Heat were in the midst of a playoff race, the virtual club enters tonight’s game 0-0-0-0 on the year and looking for their first virtual win on Fan Appreciation Night.
Are you filling the hockey void with NHL20? Let us know how many games you’re winning as the Heat! Send in screenshots of your wins and we’ll repost on our social media pages. Did you lead us to a Calder Cup? Get a prize by sending us the screenshot!
Special thanks to Twitch streaming service for making tonight’s game possible. This free service allows interested fans to broadcast online game play. Want us to stream more throughout the pause in play? Give our page a follow!
VIDEO GAME LOMBERG HITS THE LINEUP
Forward Ryan Lomberg was off to the best start to a season in his career, posting 20 points in Stockton’s first 20 games before suffering a lower body injury that caused him to be out on a month-to-month basis. For Fan Appreciation Night, the virtual doctors at EA Sports have cleared Lomberg to play, so No. 41 will be hitting the ice.
NO TICKETS REQUIRED, BUT IF YOU’RE WONDERING…
No tickets were required to watch tonight’s game, which is different than normal games. For in-person contests that were subject to league suspension and could not be played as scheduled, fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they’ll be honored at a later date. For more information on league suspension and ticketing policies, click here.