Stockton Heat rally to beat SJ Barracuda in OT

On Sunday, Mrs. Finest and I will be following the path of players like Mark Jankowski, Garnet Hathaway, David Rittich, Rasmus Andersson, Jon Gillies, Andrew Mangiapane, Ryan Lomberg, Marek Hrivik, and most recently, Morgan Klimchuk in traveling from San Francisco (where the temperature is in the 60s F) to the freezing, single digit temperatures of…


Stockton Heat split weekend series with San Jose Barracuda

This weekend Stockton Heat played a home-and-home series with the San Jose Barracuda after splitting a pair of games last weekend in Texas. The Heat came into the weekend having slipped to fifth in the ever-tightening Pacific Division, where the distance between second and seventh place is a mere .047%.


Stockton Heat lose weekend set to Ontario Reign

The Heat returned to the Stockton Arena for their last two home games of January. Heading into the weekend series with the Ontario Reign, the Heat were 2-2-0-1 in their own barn. Stockton has failed to beat the Reign this year, going 0-2-1, all on the road. It was also Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.


Stockton Heat win 1 of 3 games: Jan. 10-13 recap

This week the Stockton Heat hosted the Tucson Roadrunners on Wednesday and the Texas Stars on Friday and Saturday. Coming off a three-point weekend with San Antonio, the Heat were in second place in the Pacific Division, looking to solidify their spot in the standings against the top team (Tucson) and the team right below…


12 Days of Christmas – Stockton Heat Edition

As Stockton continues their road trip (currently 0-2-1) that will take them to Tucson, San Jose, and Ontario before heading back home for a New Year’s Eve tilt with Bakersfield, I would like to provide my “12 Days of Christmas” from Santa Heat. Feel free to sing along as I count down from 12 to…


Stockton Heat 20-game report card

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.


Stockton Heat roast Bakersfield Condors for weekend sweep

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.


Stockton Heat split weekend games

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…


Stockton Heat take two from San Diego Gulls in weekend series

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…