Why can’t the Flames focus on successful NHL and AHL teams?

Throughout this past season, I was able to provide FlamesNation with a firsthand look at their AHL team, the Stockton Heat, in their pursuit of the Calder Cup trophy. I wrote about players, their progress, their strengths and weaknesses, and where they would fit in if (and when) called up to Calgary. When I questioned…


If I were the Heat GM…

Now that the season is over, I will play armchair general manager and provide my thoughts on the current roster and coaching staff. I have categorized them by position and whom I think should be in Calgary. This is based solely on the players that I was able to observe this year.


San Jose Barracuda douse Stockton Heat’s playoff hopes

The Stockton Heat and San Jose Barracuda came into Saturday’s game tied in points and needing some help from Tucson. If the Roadrunners beat the San Diego Gulls in regulation, the winner of this game would secure the fourth and final spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Two shy of 8,300 came to the barn…


How can the Stockton Heat make the playoffs?

Last week the Heat went a disappointing 1-2-0-1, with their lone win coming against a last place Cleveland squad. They blew a lead and ended up losing in a shootout to Milwaukee when Cody Goloubef gave the puck away in his own zone, which led to a 2-1 shorthanded goal. Playing Tucson this past weekend,…


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…