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Stockton HEAT COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP OF SAN JOSE WITH SUNDAY WIN

STOCKTON, Calif. – Jon Gillies made a season-best 47 saves, one shy of his career high, and Matthew Phillips potted a pair of goals as the Stockton Heat completed a weekend sweep of the San Jose Barracuda with a 5-2 win Sunday night at Stockton Arena. A game in which Stockton never trailed, the Heat jumped out to 2-0 and 3-1 leads with goals from Phillips, Buddy Robinson and Justin Kirkland before Alex Gallant delivered the dagger less than five minutes into the third to blow the game open.

Gillies was as strong start-to-finish as he was busy, the Heat allowing a season-high 49 shots on goal, and he was particularly sharp with 21 stops in the first to give Stockton a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes. With the win, the Heat improve to 4-0 on the year against San Jose with at least a point in their last six contests against the Barracuda. 

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

Stockton Heat CZARNIK NETS WEDNESDAY OT WINNER

ONTARIO, Calif. – Austin Czarnik found the back of the net 2:15 into overtime, lifting the Stockton Heat to a 3-2 win Wednesday night in Ontario. The game-winning goal came following a big save by Jon Gillies, who capped a strong, 26-save night by turning away a breakaway early in the extra five-minute period.

Stockton never trailed in the game but had to overcome a resilient Reign group, Ontario tying the game at a goal apiece just 61 seconds after Stockton jumped on top with Alex Gallant’s first marker of the season and then knotting the game at two after just three minutes following the Heat’s second goal, coming from Luke Philp. The Heat tallied a season-best 40 shots on goal in the contest and improved to 10-2-0-1 in road games for the season.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

HEAT FALL IN ELEVEN ROUND SHOOTOUT WITH CONDORS, 3-2


STOCKTON, Calif. – 
The Stockton Heat raced out to a 2-0 lead but could not hold on late, ultimately dropping a 3-2 decision after a marathon shootout against Bakersfield Friday night at Stockton Arena. Dillon Dube netted his first goal of the season for the Heat in the first period, a shorthanded strike, before Glenn Gawdin potted the home team’s second goal of the game during the second period. Bakersfield answered before the second intermission, cutting the Heat lead in half with 4:10 remaining in the period, then tied the game in the third. After a scoreless overtime, the Condors prevailed in an 11-round shootout four goals to three. 

Photo by Shawn Jonas
Photo by Shawn Jonas

GOALIES

W: Stuart Skinner (27 shots, 25 saves)

SOL: Jon Gillies (20 shots, 18 saves)

Photo by Shawn Jonas
Photo by Shawn Jonas

NOTABLE STATISTICS

Three Stars: First – Colby Cave (1a, SOG), Second – Glenn Gawdin (1g), Third – Stuart Skinner (25 svs)

Final Shots: STK – 27, BAK – 20

Power Plays: STK – 0-3, BAK – 0-4

Dillon Dube’s shorthanded goal in the first period was his first goal of the year. It was Stockton’s second shorthanded tally of the season.

Glenn Gawdin netted his second goal of the season during the second period of play, giving him six points (2g,4a) in Stockton’s last five games.

– The game was Stockton’s first that went beyond regulation.

– Stockton is now 1-1-0-1 on the year against Bakersfield, 4-0 against all other teams.

– The result snaps a two-game win streak for the Heat and a two-game losing skid for the Condors. Stockton maintains a three-game point streak.

UP NEXT

The Heat face off against Bakersfield once again Saturday night, the back end of a weekend home-and-home. Stockton returns to home ice on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. against the San Jose Barracuda