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Poirier’s 5-Point Weekend Helps Heat Win Pair over Rival

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Emile Poirier’s five primary assists on Friday and Saturday nights not only helped the Heat sweep Bakersfield, but saw the winger hit a milestone of 100 AHL points

Last Week’s Record: 2-0-0-0, 4 points
Overall Record: 10-4-0-1, 0.700 Points Percentage, 2nd in the Pacific Division

Last Week’s Results
Nov. 17 – Stockton Heat 4 vs. Bakersfield Condors 2
Nov. 18 – Stockton Heat 5 at Bakersfield Condors 2

This Week’s Schedule
Wed. Nov. 22 – Stockton Heat at Ontario Reign – Citizens Business Bank Arena (7:00 p.m.)
Fri. Nov. 24 – Stockton Heat at Tucson Roadrunners – Tucson Arena (6:05 p.m. PST)
Sat. Nov. 25 – Stockton Heat at Tucson Roadrunners – Tucson Arena (6:05 p.m. PST)

Recent Transactions
11/16 – Jon Gillies assigned to the Stockton Heat from the Calgary Flames
11/15 – Jon Gillies recalled from the Stockton Heat by the Calgary Flames on Emergency
11/13 – Rasmus Andersson assigned to the Stockton Heat from the Calgary Flames

The face made by defenseman Colby Robak after blistering a one-timer past Nick Ellis for his first game winning goal since 2012 (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

Team Leaders
Goals: Garnet Hathaway with 10
Assists: Andrew Mangiapane with 13
Points: Andrew Mangiapane with 21
PIMs: Cody Goloubef & Garnet Hathaway with 28
Wins: Jon Gillies & David Rittich with 5
Losses: Jon Gillies with 3
GAA: David Rittich with 2.17
SV%: David Rittich with .931

Team Stats

Goals For: Week: Overall: 53
Goals Against: Week: 4 | Overall: 39
Power Play: 13-70 (18.6%)
, 12th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 58-71 (81.7%), 19th in AHL

Records vs. Opponents

Pacific Division
Bakersfield (5-0-0-0)
Ontario (0-0-0-0)
San Antonio (0-0-0-0)
San Diego (3-0-0-1)
San Jose (0-2-0-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (9-2-0-1)

Central Division:
Cleveland (0-0-0-0)
Grand Rapids (1-0-0-0)
Manitoba (0-2-0-0)
Milwaukee (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. CENTRAL: (1-2-0-0)

Calgary Flames (NHL)
Record Last Week: 2-1-0, 4 points
Record Overall: 11-8-0, 22 points, 3rd in Pacific Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Mon. Nov. 20 – Flames at Washington Capitals (4:00 p.m. PST)
Wed. Nov. 22 – Flames at Columbus Blue Jackets (4:00 p.m. PST)
Fri. Nov. 24 – Flames at Dallas Stars (6:00 p.m. PST)

Heat are in the Game, Reading to Local Children!

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The Stockton Heat have kicked off the club’s new literacy program, Get in the Game. READ! presented by Smack Pie Pizza at local Stockton Unified Schools.

The program, which is in conjunction with the Stockton Ports, Office of Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton – San Joaquin County Libraries and Stockton Unified Schools, makes reading fun and interesting for students, with the reading face-off competition between the schools along with Stockton Heat players coming over to classrooms to read books to kids.

So far, Garnet Hathaway, Luke Gazdic, Morgan Klimchuk, Austin Carroll, Oleg Yevenko, Rasmus Andersson, Adam Ollas Mattsson, Brett Pollock, Josh Healey and Spencer Foo have gone to read books to kids at Taft, Hamilton, Van Buren, Fremont-Lopez and Monroe Elementary School’s while Tanner Glass has visited the Weston Ranch Library to read to kids.

Heat Take to the Road for a Six Game Road Trip

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The Stockton Heat hit the road for a six-game road trip to end the month of November and kick off December starting with a midweek clash on Wednesday against the Ontario Reign a Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7:00 p.m. The club will spend Thanksgiving in Arizona as they’ll visit the Tucson Roadrunners for the first time this season on Friday at 6:05 p.m. PST and again on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. PST.

Catch the games live by watching the Heat on AHL Live! Available in various packages to meet your needs, fans can purchase the Heat road games only ($124.99), all Heat games ($199.99), a 10-game pass ($64.99), 5-game pass ($34.99) or an All-Access pass featuring every AHL game this season ($349.99).  In addition, individual games can be streamed for just $7.99!

Wednesday’s broadcast will begin at 6:45 p.m. while the broadcasts will begin on Friday and Saturday at 5:50 p.m. PST


Stockton Heat vs. Tucson Roadrunners
Saturday, December 9 (6:00 p.m. faceoff – 5:00 p.m. doors – 4:00 Heat Zone Pregame Party) – Stockton Arena
It’s Mark Jankowski Bobblehead Night presented by Central State Credit Union at Stockton Arena, where the first 1,000 fans will take home a bobblehead of the Heat’s All-Time leading point getter! Saturday’s are Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser, so Heat fans 21 and over can purchase a Bud & Burger combo for $15! Plus we’ll also be collecting new toys that will benefit the United Way of San Joaquin County this holiday season!  Fans are encouraged to donate a new toy and by doing so at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office, will receive a FREE ticket to this game! Team My58 & Team Estrella will be out to support the night with some fun interactive games and prizes for fans! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also be at the game to greet fans and take pictures with fans during the game. We’ll also have local food from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina and Cast Iron Trading Co. and some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long. Plus it’s Sing 4 Santa night, where groups will be able to sing holiday songs throughout the evening!

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Sunday, December 31 (5:00 p.m. faceoff – 4:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s time to ring in the New Year with your family for our Kid’s New Year’s Fireworks display taking place inside Stockton Arena after the game! There will also be New Year’s Eve party favors handed out to fans at doors! Sunday’s are all about the numbers one, two three and four!  One is for $1 hot dogs served all night long, two is for the $2 sodas keeping your thirst quenched and three is for the $3 Rita’s It

2017-18 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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Are you ready to get your holiday shopping done?  Well you’re in luck because starting on Black Friday and carrying through Cyber Monday, you can save big on Heat tickets and merchandise!

Starting on Friday, November 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 27 use the promo code HEAT50 at the Ticketmaster checkout to receive 50% off your single game ticket purchase for both December games and all January games! Limit 8 single game tickets per game and note that this offer is only good through Ticketmaster’s online portal and not available at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office.

That means you can get 50% off of:

  • Mark Jankowski Bobblehead Night on Sat, December 9
  • Kid’s New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks on Sun, December 31
  • Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonalds on Fri, January 5
  • Western Night on Sat, January 6
  • $.50 Wings & $4 Bottomless Popcorn on Wed, January 10
  • United Way Night on Fri, January 12
  • Military Appreciation Night & Ryan Lomberg Bobblehead Night on Sat, January 13
  • Special Needs & Autism Awareness Night on Fri, January 19
  • Teddy Bear Toss on Sat, January 20

Family Affair

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Jankowski carries on rich tradition with the game of hockey
by GEORGE JOHNSON @GJohnsonFlames /

The spry 90-year-old carrot-topped Hall-of-Famer is keeping tabs on his great-nephew.

“I’ll bet his dad’s walking on air right now,” laughs Red Kelly, a characteristic Irish twinkle in his voice. “I think that’s great.

“I know he’s proud. We all are.

“Mark came over a few times to the house with his mom and dad when they were in town. Big boy even then but I bet he’s put on some weight and is much stronger now.

“My son” – Conn, who operates a hockey school in Newport Beach, R.I., a 45-minute drive from Providence, where Mark Jankowski played collegiate hockey – “saw him play many times and thought he was a heckuva player. So we’d hear periodically what was happening.

“I heard about his first goal for the Flames the other night. Didn’t see it, unfortunately. But I sure did hear about it.

“And two goals Monday, you say? Good for him.

“Talking to Lou Lamoriello of the Leafs, I know he’s pretty high on the young man, too.”

Yes, Mark Jankowski’s trending in all sorts of hockey circles, a very hot commodity right at the moment.

Over and above the size, the appetite to achieve and obvious skill, this is someone whose hockey roots run deep and strong.


Kelly, of course, hoisted the Stanley Cup aloft on eight different occasions (four each with Detroit and Toronto), was a four-time First Team All-Star, a four-time Lady Byng Trophy winner and honoured in the NHL’s Top-100 All-Time Players list during the league’s centenary celebrations.

Jankowski’s grandfather, the late Lou Jankowski, split 130 NHL games between Chicago and Detroit as well as spending five seasons in Calgary, 1958 through ’63, as a centre-winger for the Western Hockey League Stampeders.

He also worked as a scout for St. Louis, Washington, the NY Rangers and the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau while based here in the city.

Dad Len played three seasons on the wing for the ECAC’s Cornell Big Red, only a couple of years before a certain Joe Nieuwendyk arrived on campus. And uncle Ryan has worked as assistant GM for the NY Islanders, a scout for the Montreal Canadiens, in the Hockey Canada program and now serves as the Buffalo Sabres’ Director of Amateur Scouting.

Quite the lineage.

“It’s pretty cool, having the bloodlines I do,” agrees the Flames’ freshman centre. “Those Calgary ties from the days my grandpa played for the Stampeders are really special to me. And obviously, my great-uncle Red.

“My dad, my mom (Rosemary), all those people you mentioned, they’re the reason I’m here right now. My parents, I owe them so much. Just their belief in me, that I could play at this level someday, meant so much to actually achieving that dream.

“The support of my whole family, the calming presence, the patience … such a big part of everything I do.”

Heat Win Third-Straight Game with 5-2 Win Over Condors

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Stockton, Calif. – The Heat remained perfect against their rival, the Bakersfield Condors, improving their record to 5-0-0-0 with a 5-2 win at Stockton Arena on Saturday night.  Garnet Hathaway became the first Heat skater to reach the 10-goal plateau, scoring just 1:27 into the game, and while the Condors responded, the Heat would get it back at the tail end of the first with Ryan Lomberg’s first goal of the season, off Tanner Glass’ first point with the Heat.  Colby Robak would put the Heat up a pair of goals off a terrific one-time blast in the second period, but the Condors would cut the deficit to one with a goal toward the end of the second.  Despite Bakersfield’s onslaught of shots in the third, the Heat would record a power-play goal thanks to Andrew Mangiapane, restoring their two-goal advantage and Morgan Klimchuk sealed the win with the empty net goal.  Fans can catch the Heat on AHL Live as the team hits the road for a six-game road trip starting on Wednesday with the team visiting Citizens Business Bank Arena to take on the Ontario Reign at 7:00 p.m. Following the game, the Heat travel to Tucson, Arizona for a pair of games beginning on Friday against the Tucson Roadrunners at 6:05 p.m.  Get your holiday shopping done right now and purchase a Heat Holiday Pack, featuring Lombo’s Naughty List, Klimmer’s Holiday Hat Trick, Mangiapane’s Gingerbread Special, and a New Year’s Eve Pack.  Order yours today by visiting or call the Heat Front Office at 209.373.1500.


1st Period
HEAT GOAL: F Garnet Hathaway (10) scramble for the puck in front of the net pops the puck out to the slot, which is wristed past the right post and in (Mangiapane, Findlay assists),  1:27
Bakersfield Goal: F Brian Ferlin (1) shot from left circle goes off goaltender and knocked into the net on the rebound (Rattie, Downing assists),  11:11
HEAT GOAL: F Ryan Lomberg (1) battle near the blueline is won by the Heat and thrown toward the net, picked up by forward and wristed over the goalie’s glove hand (Glass, Andersson assists),  14:58
Shots: STK – 14 | BAK – 8

2nd Period
HEAT GOAL: D Colby Robak (1) three-on-one rush finds defenseman jumping into right circle and blasting the one-timer past the netminder’s outstretched glove (Poirier, Hrivik assists), 10:36
Bakersfield Goal: F Josh Currie (3) puck bounces around in the high slot before a turnaround shot from is put on net, which glances off goaltender and in (O’Brien, Mantha assists), (PP) 18:40
Shots: STK – 5 | BAK – 13

3rd Period
HEAT GOAL: F Andrew Mangiapane (8) shot from point is deflected past goaltender underneath blocker hand (Goloubef, Findlay assists), (PP),  11:08
HEAT GOAL: F Morgan Klimchuk (7) skates puck from center ice to the goal mouth before easing puck in empty net (Poirier, Wotherspoon assists), (EN) 17:37
Shots: STK – 5 | BAK – 16

W: Jon Gillies (37 shots, 35 saves)
L: Nick Ellis (23 shots, 19 saves)

Three Stars: 1- Andrew Mangiapane (1 goal, 1 assist)  2- Jon Gillies (35 saves) 3- Colby Robak (Game Winning Goal)
Final Shots: STK – 24 | BAK – 37
Power Plays: STK – 1/5 | BAK – 1/3
Garnet Hathaway (1 goal) has points in three-straight games (3-2-5) and is the first Heat skater to reach 10 goals on the season
Hathaway’s 10 goals are now tied for se


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