A couple fights and some big saves from Eric Hartzell and Peter Budaj dominate tonight's highlights along with a Reign hat trick in the 4-0 win for Ontario.
Eric Hartzell stopped all 17 shots he faced in a relief appearance the day he was signed to a pro tryout with the Stockton Heat, however Jordan Samuels-Thomas' hat-trick and Peter Budaj's 38 saves pushed Ontario over the Heat 4-0.
The Heat have brought in goalie Eric Hartzell on a pro tryout contract. He will be available in tonight's game against the Ontario Reign which starts at 7:30 p.m.
The charitable Hot Pink 1 concludes tonight when the Ontario Reign visit Stockton Arena for the first time since the change to the American Hockey League. Get prepared for tonight's match-up by reading the Gameday Blog!
Listen to Coach Huska, Kent Simpson, Blair Riley and Turner Elson talk after a slim defeat to the Condors.
The Stockton Heat got a goal from Markus Granlund and some great stops from both Jon Gillies and Kent Simpson, but in the end it was a one goal edge by the Bakersfield Condors winning 2-1.
The Stockton Heat battled hard in the third, shooting 17 at the Condors net, but Laurent Brossoit stopped 30 of 31 and led the Condors to spoil Hot Pink 1's first night.
This time of year hits home for many of us but for Jon Gillies, he remembers family and friends that have battled the disease every time he puts his helmet on. Read the story by Scott Linesburgh of the Stockton Record.
The Stockton Heat take on the Bakersfield Condors for the first time in team history tonight on pink ice as Hot Pink 1 kicks off at Stockton Arena at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets now and support St. Joseph's Foundation - Breast Health Services as event proceeds will be donated to them after the weekend concludes tomorrow!
Ryan Lomberg has had a busy offseason, signing his first pro deal with the Heat, participating at the Young Stars Classic, and attending more than a couple training camps. After starting the season with 4 goals and an assist with the Adirondack Thunder, he finds himself back in Stockton, but his time in Adirondack, while brief, certainly helped boost the young man's confidence.
The Calgary Flames have assigned 20-year-old defenseman Keegan Kanzig to the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL for his overage year of junior hockey. Kanzig played in one game for the Heat, a 1-0 win over the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas.
Friday and Saturday's games against the Condors and Reign will be more then just a hockey game as a good cause takes center stage from the Stockton Heat.