Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announce that forward Matthew Phillips has been added to the Heat roster by the club on an AHL Amateur Tryout (ATO). In addition, goaltender Mason McDonald has been recalled to the Stockton Heat from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Adirondack Thunder.
Phillips, 19, was selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round, 166th overall during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after his rookie season with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League that saw Phillips record 37 goals and 76 points in 72 games for the junior club. The forward followed his rookie year with a 50 goal and 90-point season with the Royals this year, ranking him tied for ninth in the league in points and one of just five players to record 50 or more goals.
MATTHEW PHILLIPS (C)
BORN: Calgary, AB DATE: April 6, 1998
HEIGHT: 5’7” WEIGHT: 151 lbs.
DRAFTED: CGY – 6th round, 166th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Stockton Heat on April 7, 2017
The Heat kick off an important home-and-home series with the San Jose Barracuda at Stockton Arena this Saturday for Oliver Kylington Bobblehead Night, which will be handed out to the first 500 kids, 12-years-old and under. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Book your tickets now by calling 209.373.1500 or visit StocktonHeat.com.
The Stockton Heat along with SMG and the Stockton Ports advise fans to plan on arriving early for the Stockton Heat and Stockton Ports games this Saturday. With close start times for the two games and an event at the Civic Auditorium, traffic is expected to be heavier than normal.
General parking will be located in the Arena Garage, West Lot, EDD Lot, and Edison Lot. Fremont Street East and Fremont Street West Lots will be reserved for Stockton Heat Pass holders and the North Lot will be reserved for Stockton Ports Pass holders.