LOVELAND, Colo. – Justin Kirkland redirected a feed to the back of the net with just 41 seconds remaining in regulation to push Saturday’s game against Colorado to overtime, setting the stage for Luke Philp to play hero once again for the Heat in a 5-4 come-from-behind thriller to cap a season-long, five-game road trip. The game-winner, the rookie’s second of the season, was one of two goals on the night for Philp, who spearheaded Stockton’s rebound from a Friday night setback against Colorado.
A back-and-forth affair, the game went scoreless in the first before the teams traded jabs in the second period to the tune of seven goals – four for the home team and three for the guests, before the late fireworks. Buddy Robinson (1g,2a) and Alan Quine (3a) joined Philp, the first star of the night, with multi-point efforts in the win. With the victory, the Heat complete the road swing having earned eight of a possible 10 points in the 11-day span.
Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations