SAN JOSE, Calif. – Alan Quine’s hat trick and six-point outburst highlighted Stockton’s 8-1 thrashing of the San Jose Barracuda in the team’s first game back from the holiday break Friday afternoon at the SAP Center. The forward was one of seven Heat skaters to register a multi-point game, including Glenn Gawdin’s career-best four-point (1g,3a) performance and Zac Leslie’s four-assist effort, among others. The Heat led 1-0 after a tight first period, but a five-goal onslaught in the second allowed Stockton to seize complete control heading into the final frame. A total of six Stockton players lit the lamp in the contest, including Quine, Matthew Phillips, Gawdin, Austin Czarnik, Corey Schueneman and Buddy Robinson. With the win, the Heat are now 5-0 on the year against San Jose and have matched the most victories over the Barracuda for a season in team history. The Heat will look to push their point streak to eight games as they close out the current three-game road sprint Saturday evening at Bakersfield.
SCORING AND PENALTY SUMMARY
W: Jon Gillies (26 shots, 25 saves)
L: Josef Korenar (12 shots, 8 saves)
ND: Andrew Shortridge (7 shots, 3 saves)
Three Stars: First – Alan Quine (3g,3a), Second – Glenn Gawdin (1g,3a), Third – Zac Leslie (4a)
Shots On Goal: STK – 19, SJ – 26
Power Plays: STK – 0-0, SJ – 1-3
– Alan Quine recorded his fourth hat trick since the start of the 2018-19 season and first of the campaign as he doubled his season goal total Friday with three in the game. It was Stockton’s second hat trick of the season, and first since Oliver Kylington netted three at Tucson on November 9. Quine’s six-point night was the first by a player in the AHL this season.
– The Heat notched eight even-strength goals in the game, the most in team history.
– Stockton’s five-goal second period matched its best offensive output in a frame this season, tying the first period of November 27’s 8-5 win over Ontario.
– Seven Heat players recorded multi-point efforts in the game.
– Glenn Gawdin notched a career-best four points (1g,3a).
– Zac Leslie’s four assists were the most by a Heat player this season.
– Austin Czarnik has a four-game point streak, totaling seven points (3g,4a) in that time.
– The Heat are now 5-0 on the year against San Jose and have matched their most-ever wins in a season against the Barracuda.
– Corey Schueneman’s goal was his first of the season and second of his career.
The Heat will close out their three-game road sprint at Bakersfield Saturday before returning home for a New Year’s Eve contest.