The Stockton Heat may not have been the best team for all 60 minutes, but the team forced an extra five minutes, and a five-round shootout to come from behind and beat the Stars 7-6 in the shootout.
The Stockton Heat came from behind to take down the Texas Stars in the shootout 7-6. Listen as Turner Elson, Bill Arnold, Jakub Nakladal, Coach Ryan Huska and Joni Ortio chat after the win.
The Heat accomplished something they hadn't done yet this year, come from behind in the third period and win as the Heat tied the game in the third and won the game in the shootout 7-6 against Texas. Bill Arnold and Jakub Nakladal each had 3 points while Turner Elson had a two-point night and scored the winner in the shootout!
In part one of three, watch as the Heat prepare to take the ice at Raley Field on Thursday, December 17 including a skate with their families.
In part two of three, watch as the Heat and the Heat fans deal with the adversity of a torrential downpour as the originally scheduled date of a December 18 puck drop is placed in doubt by mother nature.
In part three of three, watch as the Heat get ready for gametime as the weather passes Sacramento and the team takes on the Bakersfield Condors on December 19 at Raley Field.
The physical play was rampant and the Heat response was swift as Kenny Agostino scored in the first while Emile Poirier, Bryce Van Brabant and Brett Kulak win the final game in 2015 for the Stockton Heat.
Aaron Johnson set up what was eventually the Spengler Cup winning goal of Matt D'Agostini just before the midway mark in the third as Canada wins the Spengler Cup for the 13th time since 1984.
Heat team captain Aaron Johnson has helped lead Team Canada to the final of the 2015 Spengler Cup held in Davos, Switzerland. Team Canada takes on HC Lugano on New Years Eve.
We've grown fond of Bryce on and off the ice, and the big power forward is starting to get on the scoresheet more often with three of his five goals this season occurring in the last three games. Get to know "Bam Bam".
Read the regular recap for the Stockton Heat by clicking here, but be sure to check out 10-year-old Leon Garrett III's recap after the game as well! The Heat unfortunately fell 2-1 to the Ontario Reign in a real goaltending duel.
Listen to 12-year-old Adam Fritsche call the game with Brandon Kisker during Kids Take Over 2015. The Stockton Heat played a tough game against the Reign, but in the end, it was Ontario coming away with the 2-1 win thanks to Peter Budaj and Jonny Brodzinski.