After a six-game road trip that saw Stockton go 3-2-0-1, with points in the final four games, the Heat returned for their lone December home game against the first place Tucson Roadrunners.
As the Heat hit the 20-game mark, I want to provide a look back at the season to date, some comparisons to last year’s squad, some position grades, and a look forward in our quest for the Calder Cup.
The Heat hosted their Central Valley neighbors to the south (and Battle of Alberta AHL rival), the Bakersfield Condors, for a weekend tilt of games. The Heat came into the weekend third in the Western Division and looking to build some momentum before heading on the road for the month of December.
Yawn. That is the best word to use for Wednesday night’s 4-1 Heat loss to the Manitoba Moose. To quote Rod Pelley, who scored the lone goal for Stockton, “We got out-worked.” Um… yeah. Thanks, Captain Obvious.
After successful road trips, Mrs. Finest and I traveled to Las Vegas, and the Stockton Heat ventured to San Diego and Bakersfield. We watched the Golden Knights beat the Avalanche 7-0, while the Heat swept the Bakersfield Condors. Stockton also grabbed a point in a shootout loss to San Diego Gulls. We returned to the…
This weekend, Stockton hosted the San Diego Gulls for a two-game tilt. Coming off a 5-2 loss on Wednesday to San Jose where the top line produced all points, the Heat were looking to get back on track in the friendly, albeit desolate, Stockton Arena, as a total of 4,400 people attended between the two…
So some of you have asked about the City of Stockton and attendance. Let me provide some facts and understanding about the city the Flames AHL team calls home.
The Stockton Heat put out the unwelcome mat last night as the defending Calder Cup champs, the Grand Rapids Griffins, made their only visit to California’s Central Valley this year.
It was Calgary Flames night in Stockton, as the Heat donned the Flamin’ C jerseys for last night’s bout with San Jose. But the results did not match the big club, as the Heat were doused by the Barracuda 6-4.
What a great win. And whew! So here are my takeaways from the game tonight.
Welcome to Stockton and your 2017 – 2018 Stockton Heat. Today we start the quest for the Calder Cup. We got a taste of it last year, bowing out in Game 5 against San Jose (the 2nd ranked team in the league last year) Gone are Linden Vey, Matt Frattin, Mike Angelidis, and Mikkel Aagaard,…