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HGD 63: Heat wrap up three-game swing with matinee (5:00 p.m. MT)

The Stockton Heat will complete their three-game series against the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday afternoon when they meet up at Dollan Loan Center at 5:00 p.m. MT.

Jakob Pelletier and Justin Kirkland scored for the Heat on Friday but it wasn’t enough. Henderson outshot Stockton 38–29 and ultimately came away with a 4–2 victory, with Ben Jones coming through with a pair of goals (including the eventual winner) in the second period for the Silver Knights.

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Heat goaltender Dustin Wolf allowed four goals and took only his seventh regulation loss of the season. It remains to be seen whether Wolf will get the chance to redeem himself on Saturday (on his 21st birthday, no less!) or if Stockton returns to Adam Werner, who stopped 20 of 23 shots in a 4–3 overtime win over Henderson on Wednesday.

This will be Stockton’s final game against Henderson in the 2021–22 regular season. The Heat have won only three of their previous seven meetings with the Silver Knights this year, with only one of those victories coming in regulation.

Nevertheless, Stockton (43–13–6) remains atop the AHL standings with a .754 points percentage through 61 games this season; Henderson (30–28–5) remains the No. 6-seeded team in the AHL Pacific Division.

Projected lineups

These combinations are based, in part, on those used in these teams’ respective previous games. 

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Stockton Heat

Jakob PelletierGlenn GawdinMatthew Phillips
Justin KirklandLuke PhilpMartin Pospisil
Emilio PettersenConnor ZaryWalker Duehr
Alex GallantByron FroeseEetu Tuulola

Juuso ValimakiAndy Welinski
Kevin GravelNick DeSimone
Colton PoolmanJohannes Kinnvall

Dustin Wolf
Adam Werner

Henderson Silver Knights

Brendan Brisson – Gage QuinneyPavel Dorofeyev
Jermaine LoewenBen JonesAlan Quine
Paul CotterColt ConradReid Duke
Connor Ford – Jack Dugan

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Layton AhacDaniil Miromanov
Ian McCoshenKaedan Korczak
Zack HayesBrayden Pachal
Connor Corcoran

Isaiah Saville
Jordan Papirny

Scoring stars

This section excludes players recalled to the NHL or on assignment to other leagues.

Stockton Heat

  1. Matthew Phillips — 59 GP, 29 G, 64 P
  2. Jakob Pelletier — 61 GP, 27 G, 58 P
  3. Glenn Gawdin — 59 GP, 14 G, 48 P
  4. Luke Philp — 60 GP, 21 G, 44 P
  5. Justin Kirkland — 60 GP, 21 G, 43 P

Henderson Silver Knights

  1. Pavel Dorofeyev — 58 GP, 25 G, 45 P
  2. Daniil Miromanov — 49 GP, 10 G, 38 P
  3. Ben Jones — 60 GP, 22 G, 36 P
  4. Paul Cotter — 53 GP, 18 G, 31 P
  5. Sven Baertschi — 43 GP, 14 G, 26 P

Heating up

Heat captain Byron Froese picked up a helper on Jakob Pelletier’s goal in the first period of Friday’s game, extending his personal point-scoring streak to six games.

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Froese, 31, now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last six contests and is up to 33 points (19 goals, 14 assists) in 49 appearances this season.

How to watch

Saturday’s game in Henderson will be broadcast on AHL TV (subscription required) and on Spreaker (audio only), with the opening puck-drop set for 5:00 p.m. MT.

FlamesNation contributor Paige Siewert will provide live game updates on her Twitter account. Additionally, you’ll be able to follow along at TheAHL.com.


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