Heat Season in Review

Well, that sucked. On their way to the best season in Stockton Heat history, someone had to make tainted bat stew and the world stopped. Two months later, the AHL decided the cancel the remainder of the season. The last game for the Heat was a Tuesday night loss to the San Jose Barracuda by…


Stockton’s Finest – the Next Stockton Heat CEO?

A few weeks prior to the stoppage of plague, I mean play, the Flames organization gave Stockton Heat CEO Brian Petrovek the opportunity to seek employment elsewhere. While there are more important matters for the Flames in these times, there is an opening for someone to run the Heat on the business side of the…


The Heat Playoff Push

With only 16 games left on the Stockton Heat schedule, the battle for a Calder Cup playoff spot is tight. As of this writing, the Heat are in third place in the Pacific division with 65 points. Tucson leads with 69 points while Colorado sits in second place at 66. Ontario is a point behind…


Stockton’s Finest Awards – First Half

With the AHL All-Star game over, the second half push is now on for the Stockton Heat. Even though they are ranked third in the league in winning percentage, they do not hold the top spot in either the conference (Milwaukee Admirals) or division (Tucson Roadrunners). At the break, Stockton is three points from the…


Heat off to best first half in Stockton’s five year history

In the past, the month of December has not been kind to the Stockton Heat. This season was quite different, as the Heat went 6-2-1-1 in their 10 games before the turn of the decade to remain in a solid second place in the standings behind the Tucson Roadrunners. In the jolliest of months, the…


A timeline for player development

Over the past few years, I have made the argument that a winning Stockton Heat team is good not only for the fans but also for the players. Most of the comments I receive are “Stockton is for player development” and winning is a secondary focus. While I still think winning should be included, let’s…


Overtime games cool down the Stockton Heat

The Stockton Heat have cooled off a little over the past two weeks. After a blazing 6-1-0-1 start, Stockton has gone 1-1-1-1 over their past four, going to overtime in the first three games, with two of them going to a shootout. Heading into Monday’s matinee, the Heat found themselves third in the division, trailing…


Division-leading Stockton Heat sizzle in October

It was a record-setting opening month for the Stockton Heat, as they finished October with a 6-1-0-1 record which puts them in a tie for the top spot in the Pacific Division with the Ontario Reign with 13 points and fourth overall in the league.


Another season, another Finest visit

With just over 50 days until the puck drops on the 15th season of hockey in Stockton, the Heat are not the only ones planning for the new season. For us, in addition to our full slate of home games for the new season, there are a few major items that need to be confirmed:…