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STOCKTON HEAT SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD WAY IN SHOOTOUT WIN OVER TUCSON

STOCKTON, Calif. – Three goals on the power play fueled the Stockton Heat to a dramatic win over first-place Tucson by a 4-3 final in a shootout Saturday night in front of 4,241 fans at Stockton Arena.

Stockton, which held Tucson to 1-for-5 with the extra skater, got the better of the special teams battle starting from the opening puck drop, the Heat killing a pair of early penalties before Rob Hamilton’s slap shot from the point on the man-advantage gave the home team the early lead. Adam Ruzicka then continued his scoring run, now a five-game point streak, with a power play goal of his own for a 2-0 edge through one period. After the Roadrunners cut into the cushion early in the second, it was again the power play unit that answered as Zac Leslie picked a corner to produce a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes. The Roadrunners mounted their rally in the third, scoring back-to-back goals in 61 seconds midway through the frame to draw even and push the game to extra time, where after a scoreless overtime period Austin Czarnik and Justin Kirkland scored in the shootout to clinch the win. The contest was Stockton’s first win over Tucson on the year and brings the Heat to within three points of first place in the Pacific Division.

GOALIES

W: Artyom Zagidulin (28 shots, 25 saves)

SOL: Tyler Parks (8 shots, 8 saves)

ND: Ivan Prosvetov (17 shots, 14 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS

Three Stars: First – Justin Kirkland (SO G), Second – Rob Hamilton (1g,1a), Third – Glenn Gawdin (2a)

Shots On Goal: STK – 26, TUC – 28

Power Plays: STK – 3-6, TUC – 1-5

Matthew Phillips made his return to the Heat lineup following recovery from a lower body injury, his first game since December 28 at Bakersfield.

Rob Hamilton’s goal to open the scoring was his third of the season and first on the power play.

Adam Ruzicka extended his scoring streak to five games with his power play goal, now with two goals and four assists in five games.

Glenn Gawdin snapped his five-game scoreless skid with two points on the night, a pair of assists in the first period.

Alan Quine extended his scoring streak to nine games (5g,8a) with an assist. Byron Froese’s streak ends at eight games (6g,8a).

Austin Czarnik has points in five of Stockton’s last six games.

– The shootout was Artyom Zagidulin’s first penalty shots faced this season.

– The game was the third time Stockton has scored three or more power play goals in a game this season, the second time the Heat have accomplished that feat in five games against Tucson.

UP NEXT

The Heat conclude the holiday weekend home stand Monday at 1 p.m. against the San Diego Gulls.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

GAWDIN POTS A PAIR AS STOCKTON HEAT EARN POINT FRIDAY

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.

GOALIES

W: Cal Petersen (40 shots, 37 saves)

OTL: Artyom Zagidulin (39 shots, 35 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS

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.

UP NEXT

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 Heat GILLIES, HEAT BLANK BARRACUDA IN NEW YEAR’S EVE WIN

STOCKTON, Calif. – Behind a 29-save shutout from Jon Gillies and a three-goal third period, the Stockton Heat closed out 2019 in style with a 4-0 win over San Jose Tuesday at Stockton Arena. The sixth win of the season over the Barracuda, Stockton got on top early as Glenn Gawdin took a lengthy feed from Rob Hamilton and found the back of the net to break a stalemate just shy of the halfway point of the opening frame. After a scoreless second that saw Stockton kill three penalties, a Buddy Robinson shorthanded goal just 31 seconds into the third opened the floodgates, the first of three tallies for the home side in a span of just 4:43 to seize complete control of the game at 4-0. The Heat finished the night a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill en route to Gillies’ shutout, the first for the Heat since January 17, 2018, also against San Jose. The Heat will return to action this weekend with a pair of divisional games against the Ontario Reign.

GOALIES

W: Jon Gillies (29 shots, 29 saves)

L: Josef Korenar (26 shots, 22 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS

Three Stars: First – Jon Gillies (29 svs), Second – Glenn Gawdin (1g,1a), Third – Buddy Robinson (1g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 26, SJ – 29

Power Plays: STK – 0-3, SJ – 0-7

Jon Gillies recorded his eighth-career shutout, Stockton’s first shutout since January 17, 2018, which also came against San Jose. Gillies was also in net that night for the Heat and stopped 32 shots.

Glenn Gawdin’s first-period goal extended his scoring streak to four games (3g,5a), and his two-point night (1g,1a) brought his season total to nine points (2g,7a) in six games against San Jose.

Buddy Robinson’s shorthanded goal 31 seconds into the third extended Stockton’s lead to two. It was his second SHG of the season, his first since opening night on October 4.

Austin Czarnik extended his goal-scoring streak to five games, longest in the AHL, with his third period marker. He has at least a point in six consecutive games played, now at five goals and four assists in that span.

Eetu Tuulola’s marker was his first since November 27 and snapped a seven-game scoreless skid.

– The Heat are now 6-0 on the year against San Jose.

– The win was head coach Cail MacLean’s 50th with the Heat.

UP NEXT

Stockton will host the Ontario Reign in a pair of Pacific Division bouts this weekend at Stockton Arena, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations