Defenseman Ladislav Smid has been recalled from his conditioning assignment and is set to join the Calgary Flames tonight in Phoenix. Smid was help pointless in his lone game with the Stockton Heat on Wednesday in Ontario.
The Heat's four-game point streak may have snapped in Ontario on Wednesday but tonight's Black Friday showdown at Stockton Arena at 7:30 p.m. against Bakersfield looking to win their third-straight game in front of the friendly crowd.
After clearing waivers in the NHL, goalie Joni Ortio has been assigned to the Stockton Heat. Ortio went 21-13-1 with Adirondack last season and played four games for the Calgary Flames this season.
The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Markus Granlund from the Stockton Heat on Thanksgiving Day. Granlund was leading the team in points and was tied for the team lead in goals.
All of the scoring occurred in the first period, including one from Bill Arnold on the power play, but it happened to be the Ontario Reign who scored two goals to end the Heat's winning streak at three games.
The Stockton Heat have announced that Fort Wayne Komet goalie Pat Nagle has signed a PTO with the Stockton Heat while Eric Hartzell had been released from his brief PTO with the team. In addition, Ryan Lomberg has been assigned to the Adirondack Thunder.
The Calgary Flames have assigned defenseman Ladislav Smid to the Stockton Heat on a conditioning assignment. He'll join the team in Ontario for the pre-Thanksgiving showdown.
The Heat look for redemption as they take on the Ontario Reign tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Puck drop scheduled for 7:00.
Read Dustin Cowell's Heat Report on the Calgary Flames website with a recap of the Heat picking up a couple big wins and the contributions from players like Derek Grant, Emile Poirier, Kenny Agostino and Freddie Hamilton just to name a few!
Turner Elson and the Stockton Heat made the front page of the AHL's website today, not necessarily for lighting up the lamp every game, but for consistently being the hardest working guy on the ice, every shift and every game. Read how that effort might translate to the NHL for the Heat's alternate captain.
The Heat are riding the momentum into a tough week of hockey that sees the team play three games for the first time this season in one week. Prepare for the Wednesday game in Socal and the home-and-home with Bako by reading the Heat Index!
Listen to the AHL's plays of the week from Hershey Bears broadcaster Scott Stuccio including a great Blair Riley goal that helped the Heat put away the Texas Stars!