STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Heat erased a two-goal, first-period deficit en route to a 3-2, come-from-behind victory Friday over the Bakersfield Condors at Stockton Arena. After conceding twice in the game’s first frame, the Heat got the comeback started early in the second with Austin Czarnik’s marker just 1:11 into the period, then Luke Philp knotted the game at two with his team-leading 19th goal of the campaign. Tied deep into the third, Eetu Tuulola recorded his third game-winning goal of the season, second against Bakersfield, by potting a loose puck on a two-man advantage to seal the victory.

Stockton had the upper hand in the special teams battle, cashing in twice on the power play while holding Bakersfield scoreless in its lone trip to the man-advantage. With the win, the Heat improve to 7-2-0-1 on the year against the Condors and clinch the season series over Bakersfield.


W: Jon Gillies (25 shots, 23 saves)

L: Stuart Skinner (24 shots, 21 saves)


Three Stars: First – Eetu Tuulola (1g, gwg), Second – Josh Currie (2g), Third – Austin Czarnik (1g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 24, BAK – 25

Power Plays: STK – 2-4, BAK – 0-1

Austin Czarnik became the sixth member of the Heat to reach 15 goals on the season with his marker in the second period. It was his first point since February 22, snapping just his second two-game dry spell.

Luke Philp’s goal to tie the game at two was his team-leading 19th marker of the season.

Glenn Gawdin moved into a tie with Alan Quine for the team lead with 46 points on the season.

Eetu Tuulola recorded his third game-winning goal of the season, second against Bakersfield.

Byron Froese is now one point short of notching his third 40-point season in four years.

– Stockton is now 7-2-0-1 on the year against Bakersfield, clinching the season series.


The Heat will head to Bakersfield for a Saturday night rematch against the Condors, then will return home for a Tuesday tilt with San Jose, the first of three games next week at Stockton Arena.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – After falling behind 2-0 early in the second period, the Stockton Heat rallied to score the final four goals of the game en route to a 4-2 win Wednesday night over the Bakersfield Condors. The Heat used a dominant third period to complete the comeback, outshooting the Condors 13-3 and outscoring the visiting club 3-0 over the game’s final 20 minutes.

Brad Malone paced the Condors attack with a pair of goals in the game’s first 21 minutes, but the momentum shifted when Adam Ruzicka put away his own rebound 15:16 into the middle frame. Stockton then set the tone for the third early in the final period, Byron Froese beating Stuart Skinner just 29 seconds in to draw even. The tie lasted into the game’s final nine minutes, when Luke Philp redirected an Alan Quine feed to go ahead 3-2, and Ryan Lomberg then tacked on the exclamation point in the final second with an empty netter. With the win, Stockton completes its four-game home stand with a 3-1 record.


W: Jon Gillies (21 shots, 19 saves) 

L: Stuart Skinner (39 shots, 36 saves)


Three Stars: First – Alan Quine (2a), Second – Luke Philp (1g), Third – Brad Malone (2g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 40, BAK – 21

Power Plays: STK – 2-3, BAK – 2-4

Ryan Lomberg returned to the lineup for the first time since November 30, ending a 12-game absence from game action, and he found the back of the net to seal the 4-3 win.

Brad Malone’s power play goal for Bakersfield in the first period snapped a streak of 23 consecutive kills for Stockton on home ice.

– Stockton allowed two power play goals in a game for the fourth time in 33 games this season, the third time in eight games against Bakersfield.

Alan Quine extended his scoring streak to four games with an assist on Adam Ruzicka’s second period power play goal and now has 11 points (4g,7a) over the Heat’s last six games. He has eight multi-point games this season.

– Defenseman Corey Schueneman has seven points (1g,6a) and three multi-point games in Stockton’s last six games.

– Stockton is now 7-0 on the year following regulation losses and has outscored opponents 34-15 in those games.

– The Heat are now 5-2-0-1 on the year against Bakersfield.


Stockton will hit the road for a pair of Pacific Division contests this weekend, Saturday and Sunday matinees at San Jose, and will return home on Wednesday against the San Diego Gulls at 7 p.m.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


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


W: Stuart Skinner (27 shots, 25 saves)

SOL: Jon Gillies (20 shots, 18 saves)

Photo by Shawn Jonas
Photo by Shawn Jonas


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.


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