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STOCKTON, Calif. – Led by a pair of goals from Austin Czarnik, the Stockton Heat used a big second period to overcome an early hole and win the club’s first game back from the All-Star break by a 4-1 final over Bakersfield.

Both of Czarnik’s markers came in the second period as Stockton turned a 1-0 deficit into a two-goal advantage through 40 minutes, with Alex Gallant punctuating the frame with an insurance goal just 13 seconds after Czarnik’s second score of the frame. Luke Philp then pushed Stockton’s lead to three with his 16th goal of the season late in the third, pulling the rookie into a tie with Buddy Robinson for the Heat team lead for the campaign. Stockton will hit the road for the next three games before returning home on Friday, February 14 against the Ontario Reign.


W: Jon Gillies (33 shots, 32 saves)

L: Shane Starrett (37 shots, 33 saves)


Three Stars: First – Austin Czarnik (2g), Second – Jon Gillies (32 svs), Third – Alex Gallant (1g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 37, BAK – 33

Power Plays: STK – 1-3, BAK – 0-2

Austin Czarnik registered his 10th and 11th goals of the season, coming in his 18th game. The game was his second multi-goal effort of the season (last on January 12).

Byron Froese’s helper on Czarnik’s first strike extended his scoring streak to four games, with two goals and four assists in that span.

–  Alex Gallant’s goal to put Stockton ahead 3-1 came just 13 seconds after Czarnik’s second strike. It was his first point against Bakersfield in his six games played against the Condors this season.

Luke Philp pulled into a tie with Buddy Robinson for Stockton’s team lead with 16 goals on the season after lighting the lamp in the third.

– The Condors have scored first in four of Stockton’s six wins over Bakersfield.


The Heat hit the road for three-straight games before returning home on Friday, February 14 to play host to the Ontario Reign at 7 p.m.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – Glenn Gawdin struck for a pair of goals, including the game-tying strike with just 3.7 seconds left in regulation to help the Stockton Heat earn a point in the club’s final game before the All Star Break, a 4-3 overtime defeat against Ontario at Stockton Arena.

The Heat were able to take a pair of one-goal leads, Gawdin lighting the lamp first for a 1-0 edge and Alan Quine finding the back of the net to put Stockton ahead 2-1 in the second frame, but Ontario was able to counter each time and eventually take a 3-2 lead with just 2:32 left in the contest. After Gawdin’s late marker pushed the game to overtime, Ontario captain Brett Sutter was able to light the lamp shorthanded for the winning goal. Artyom Zagidulin made 35 saves in the contest. Stockton returns to action next Saturday, February 1 at home against the Bakersfield Condors.


W: Cal Petersen (40 shots, 37 saves)

OTL: Artyom Zagidulin (39 shots, 35 saves)


Three Stars: First – Brett Sutter (gwg), Second – Cal Petersen (37 svs), Third – Glenn Gawdin (2g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 40, ONT – 39

Power Plays: STK – 0-2, ONT – 0-3

Glenn Gawdin opened the scoring with his first shorthanded goal of the season, his 14th marker overall. It was Stockton’s first shorthanded goal since December 31, a shutout win over San Jose. He has four goals in Stockton’s last four games.

– Assists on Gawdin’s marker went to Buddy Robinson, his team-leading third shorthanded point of the season, and Rob Hamilton, his first. 

Alan Quine hit double digits for goals on the year, potting his 10th during the game’s second period to put Stockton up 2-1. He heads into the break on a three-game point streak (2g,2a).

– Stockton has points in 20 of 21 games (16-1-2-2) this season when scoring the first goal.

– The Heat are now 3-3-1-0 against Ontario on the year.


Heat forward Glenn Gawdin will participate in the AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday in Ontario, and Stockton will resume play next Saturday, February 1 against the Bakersfield Condors.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Heat put an emphatic end to a brief three-game skid with a 5-0 shutout win over the Colorado Eagles Monday afternoon at Stockton Arena.

Netminder Artyom Zagidulin made 18 saves in the contest, while Byron Froese potted a pair of goals and Buddy Robinson and Glenn Gawdin each accounted for a goal and an assist in the game. The Heat took the early edge in the matinee, Robinson lighting the lamp just 26 seconds into the contest, then doubled the lead to 2-0 through two periods with a goal from Byron Froese. Alex Gallant, Gawdin then punctuated the win with goals in the final frame. The contest was Zagidulin’s second shutout over the last 10 days and Stockton’s third since New Year’s Eve. The Heat will close out the pre-All-Star break portion of the schedule with a Friday home date against the Ontario Reign.


W: Artyom Zagidulin (18 shots, 18 saves)

L: Adam Werner (43 shots, 38 saves)


Three Stars: First – Byron Froese (2g), Second – Artyom Zagidulin (18 svs), Third – Buddy Robinson (1g,1a)

Shots On Goal: STK – 43, COL – 18 

Power Plays: STK – 1-4, COL – 0-5

Buddy Robinson opened the scoring 26 seconds into the game, his team-leading 16th goal of the season. It was the fastest goal to open a game and fastest at the start of any period this season for Stockton.

– With two assists Monday, Austin Czarnik now has eight points (3g,5a) in Stockton’s last seven games. 

Alex Gallant’s score in the third period gives him a goal in back-to-back games. Sam Kurker picked up his first point as a member of the Heat with a helper on the goal.

– With two points in the game and now a team-leading 38 on the season, Glenn Gawdin has matched his rookie season scoring output. 

Byron Froese scored two in a game for the second time this season.

Artyom Zagidulin recorded his second shutout in the last 10 days, Stockton’s third of the season.


The Heat will host the Ontario Reign on Friday at 7 p.m.  in the team’s final game before the AHL All-Star break.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


ONTARIO, Calif. – Glenn Gawdin found the back of the net and Stockton Heat piled on a season-high 51 shots on goal, but Ontario Reign netminder Cal Petersen was up to the task in registering 50 saves in a 5-1 win for the Reign Friday night at Toyota Arena.

The Reign jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game’s opening frame and Stockton was unable to climb to within arms’ reach as Ontario responded to Gawdin’s second-period strike with back-to-back scores to stifle the comeback attempt before it could get into gear. The loss represents the first two-game regulation losing streak of the season for the Heat, who entered Friday 7-0-0-0 on the year following regulation losses with an impressive 35-14 scoring differential prior to tonight’s contest.


W: Cal Petersen (51 shots, 50 saves)

L: Artyom Zagidulin (14 shots, 10 saves)

ND: Jon Gillies (12 shots, 11 saves)


Three Stars: First – Cal Petersen (50 svs), Second – Martin Frk (2g), Third – Carl Grundstrom (2a)

Shots On Goal: STK – 51, ONT – 26

Power Plays: STK – 0-4, ONT – 0-3

– Stockton recorded a season-high 51 shots on goal  in the game.

Glenn Gawdin snapped a five-game scoreless skid with his goal in the second period.

– Stockton goes without a point in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

– Stockton failed to record a power play for the second-straight game, the second time all year that has happened in back-to-back games.

– The Heat are now 3-3 on the year against Ontario.


Stockton will host Colorado Saturday night for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game, a 6 p.m. puck drop.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – For the first time this season the Stockton Heat were held to fewer than a pair of goals, only Alan Quine finding the back of the net in the first period as the Heat fell 2-1 Saturday night to the Ontario Reign.

Stockton peppered Matthew Villalta with 31 shots, including 12 in the final frame, but were unable to beat the netminder over the game’s final 46 minutes. The teams played to a stalemate on special teams, each side going scoreless on the man-advantage, and the Reign were able to take advantage of a pair of goals in the second as Mikey Eyssimont and Brett Sutter lit the lamp for the decisive 2-1 edge. The result ends Stockton’s five-game home point streak, the club’s longest since the 2016-17 season.


W: Matthew Villalta (31 shots, 30 saves)

L: Artyom Zagidulin (21 shots, 19 saves)


Three Stars: First – Brett Sutter (1g, gwg), Second – Mikey Eyssimont (1g), Third – Alan Quine (1g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 31, ONT – 21

Power Plays: STK – 0-3, ONT – 0-2

– The game was the first time all season that Stockton scored fewer than two goals.

– The loss snapped Stockton’s five-game home point streak, coming exactly a month after the Heat’s last home loss December 4, also against Ontario.

Alan Quine notched his seventh goal of the season and has a point in three straight games (1g,2a). 

– With an assist on Quine’s goal, Buddy Robinson has a three-game point streak (2g,1a) and has six points (3g,3a) in Stockton’s last five games.

Austin Czarnik’s six-game goal-scoring streak, which had been the longest in the AHL, has come to a close.


Stockton will conclude its four-game home stand Wednesday against Bakersfield, a 7 p.m. puck drop.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – Four Heat players notched multi-point efforts as the Stockton Heat rattled off three unanswered goals to seize a 6-3 win Friday night over the Ontario Reign. Led by Luke Philp and Byron Froese with a goal and assist each, the Heat pulled away from a 3-3 tie in the second period to extend the club’s point streak to five games at Stockton Arena.

Austin Czarnik opened the scoring 4:43 into the game, running his goal-scoring streak up to an AHL-best six games, before Ontario countered midway through the frame to draw even through 20 minutes. A six-goal second period saw the Heat and Reign punch and counter-punch, Rinat Valiev lighting the lamp before a Jaret Anderson-Dolan answer, then Buddy Robinson score before Sean Durzi found the back of the net. It was all Heat from there with three consecutive strikes, from Froese, Philp and Adam Ruzicka, for the Friday night win.


W: Jon Gillies (30 shots, 27 saves)

L: Cal Petersen (37 shots, 31 saves)


Three Stars: First – Luke Philp (1g,1a), Second – Byron Froese (1g,1a), Third – Glenn Gawdin (2a)

Shots On Goal: STK – 37, ONT – 30

Power Plays: STK – 2-4, ONT – 0-3

Austin Czarnik’s power play goal in the first period extended his goal-scoring streak to six games, the longest active run in the AHL and longest goal streak of the season for Stockton.

Rinat Valiev recorded his first goal of the season, his last goal coming April 7 of the 2018-19 campaign at Manitoba.

Buddy Robinson’s goal gives him a marker in back-to-back games, and he’s found the net in three of Stockton’s last four.

Byron Froese reached double-digit goals for the season with his second period finish.

Luke Philp added to his impressive run since November 11th, depositing his 14th goal over Stockton’s last 19 games – most in the AHL in that span.

– With a pair of assists in the game, Glenn Gawdin extended his point streak to five games (3g,7a).

Corey Schueneman recorded his second multi-point effort of the season, each coming in the team’s last four games.

– The Heat have recorded at least a point in five consecutive home games, the longest such streak for Stockton since Feb. 26 through March 12, 2017. 


The Heat and Reign will close out their weekend set Saturday at 6 p.m. at Stockton Arena.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


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


STOCKTON, Calif. – Luke Philp and Matthew Phillips spearheaded a Stockton comeback push with goals in the second period, but an early 3-0 hole proved too much to overcome as the Ontario Reign bested the Heat by a 3-2 final Wednesday night at Stockton Arena. Ontario potted its three goals over a span of just 97 seconds in the opening frame, scores coming from Lance Bouma, Martin Frk and Gabriel Vilardi and was able to withstand Stockton’s late rally. The teams played to a stalemate on special teams, Stockton going 0-for-5 on the man-advantage while holding Ontario scoreless on three power play opportunities.  

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations