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Stockton HEAT EXTEND POINT STREAK SATURDAY AT SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Behind multi-point nights from Austin Czarnik and Zac Leslie and goals from Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips, the Stockton Heat were able to overcome an early 2-0 deficit to salvage a point in a 4-3 shootout loss Saturday night at San Diego.

With Saturday’s result, the Heat head into the holiday break on a six-game point streak, 4-0-1-1 in that span. The Gulls jumped out to a 2-0 edge in the game’s first 13 minutes, but a Gawdin goal late in the second put Stockton on the board and turned momentum heading into the final frame. The Heat then claimed the next two goals, Phillips and Czarnik finding the back of the net, but Jack Kopacka, who earned first star honors with two goals and an assist, lit the lamp with just 5:04 left in regulation to force the game to overtime and an eventual shootout, where the Gulls netted a pair and held Stockton scoreless to secure the win. The game snapped a six-game win streak for the Heat at Pechanga Arena as well as six-straight wins for Stockton over San Diego. The Heat will return to action on Friday with a matinee contest against San Jose at the SAP Center.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

KIRKLAND GOAL HELPS Stockton HEAT EARN POINT IN WEDNESDAY TILT

STOCKTON, Calif. – Justin Kirkland found the back of the next with 3.7 seconds remaining in regulation, helping the Stockton Heat steal a point in a 4-3 overtime setback Wednesday night at Stockton Arena.

Luke Philp led the offensive attack for Stockton, netting a pair in the tight struggle to push his torrid run to 13 goals in the Heat’s last 14 contests. The rookie put the Heat ahead early but Iowa responded just 54 seconds later, Dmitry Sokolov’s first of two scores in the second frame to give the Wild the edge heading into the third. After Philp tied the game at two apiece, Sam Anas put the Wild ahead 3-2 until Kirkland’s late marker. Kyle Bauman then played hero 2:08 into overtime, giving the Wild their first win at Stockton Arena. The Heat have now recorded a point in five-straight games and six of their last seven overall.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

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 EARN 3-2 WIN SATURDAY OVER SAN JOSE

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Stockton Heat’s special teams came up clutch with a pair of late kills, including a 5-on-3 chance, as the Heat hung on to win by a 3-2 final score Saturday afternoon against the San Jose Barracuda at the SAP Center. Luke Philp got the scoring started, a power play marker to extend his goal streak to five games, the lone score of the first period.

After the Barracuda drew even in the second, Matthew Phillips lit the lamp in his first game back since the first NHL call-up of his young career, extending his point streak to six games, and then Adam Ruzicka found the back of the net in what proved to be the game-winner 7:05 into the third period for a two-goal edge before a late Barracuda score to draw within striking distance. The victory improves Stockton to 3-0 on the year against San Jose, a hat trick of 3-2 wins, and the contest was the Heat’s first road win against the Barracuda since October 21 of last season, snapping a five-game losing skid at the SAP Center. The Heat have now won six of their last seven road games, the first time in team history that the club has accomplished that feat.

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

Stockton HEAT ROLL TO 7-3 VICTORY OVER BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY

STOCKTON, Calif. – Matthew Phillips and Glenn Gawdin each registered three points on the night and Luke Philp netted a pair of goals as the Stockton Heat overwhelmed Bakersfield by a 7-3 final Saturday night at Stockton Arena.

The Heat jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, scores from Philp and Buddy Robinson, the latter’s team-leading 11th of the campaign. The Condors countered with two before the horn, but a 3-1 split in the second period with Stockton goals from Philp, Justin Kirkland and Alan Quine provided the Heat with breathing room heading into the game’s final frame. Phillips and Gawdin then punctuated the win, lighting the lamp in the final frame to produce the 7-3 final. The win was the first victory for the home team in the season series between Stockton and Bakersfield, with the Heat owning a 4-1-0-1 lead on the year.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

Stockton Heat PHILP, PHILLIPS SCORE IN WEDNESDAY SETBACK

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

Calgary FLAMES ASSIGN ALEXANDER YELESIN TO STOCKTON Heat

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announce today they have assigned defenseman Alexander Yelesin to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League

Yelesin, a native of Yaroslavl, Russia was signed by the Flames on May 10, 2019 after spending the last two seasons in the KHL with the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. He has a career 109 games in the KHL with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points.

The right-shot defenseman was named to the KHL All-Star game during the 2018-19 season. In his first season in North America, Yelesin has recorded two points in 15 games for the Stockton Heat.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

Stockton HEAT CAP ROAD TRIP WITH DRAMATIC OVERTIME WIN

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

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