Arena: Stockton Arena
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. PST (Doors at 5:00 p.m., Heat Zone Pregame Party at 4:00 p.m.)
Broadcast: AHL Live, Spreaker and iHeartRadio at 5:45 p.m. PST
Giveaway: Heat Scarf to the first 1,500 fans
LEADING SCORER: STOCKTON: LW Andrew Mangiapane (14GP 7-12-19)
BAKERSFIELD: RW Ty Rattie (13GP 7-4-11)
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Get Fired Up as the Heat play their final home game of the month, looking for their fifth straight win this season against the Bakersfield Condors. Tonight will be the fifth of ten meetings between the two clubs, and the Heat are 4-0-0-0 this season against the Condors and are now 14-13-1-0 all-time against Bakersfield.
Tonight the Stockton Heat will celebrate our community’s roots with Hispanic Heritage Night, where the first 1,500 fans will receive a Heat scarf. Saturday home games this season at Stockton Arena are Hockey Night in Stockton presented by Budweiser. All adults, 21 and older, can get a Bud & Burger combo for just $15! Also, be sure to come say hi to Estrella TV on the Fan Deck as they’ll have their prize wheel for fans to spin and win terrific prizes!
Be sure to come out and attend our Heat Zone Pregame Party starting at 4:00 p.m. The party on Ring Road is FREE and open to the public and features live music, food trucks, a kid’s zone and beergarden!
Tonight the Salvation Army Angel Tree, presented by ABC10, will be setup in the North Entry with fans encouraged to grab a tag and shop for someone in need this holiday season! Bring back your unwrapped gifts to the Stockton Arena Ticket Office or the Heat Front Office and receive a voucher for $3 off a Heat home game from January 5 through January 19!
LAST TIME VS. BAKERSFIELD
Last night, Hunter Shinkaruk put the difference on the board on the power-play in the second period, and would add his second of the night in the third period to extend the Heat lead to two.
However, Joe Gambardella’s shot off a faceoff win pulled the Condors within one to make the end of the game interesting. David Rittich made key saves at the end and Marek Hrivik scored his fourth goal of the season in the empty net for the 4-2 win.
WHO TO WATCH
Emile Poirier, last night’s third star, had his best game of the season with 3 assists in the win. Heat Head Coach Ryan Huska was quick to point out Poirier’s speed in last night’s game and mentioned that offensive chances continued to happen whenever number 21 was on the ice.
This team is tough to beat when they get contributions from all of their lines, and last night, Poirier’s line with Marek Hrivik and Morgan Klimchuk showcased the speed that makes it tough to defend against. Emile is no doubt the player to watch tonight for Stockton as he looks to build off his last night’s terrific performance. Poirier’s three-point night was his first such game since January 7th of last season when the forward scored 2 goals and 1 assist against Milwaukee.
After last night’s tally, Morgan Klimchuk has now scored goals in back-to-back games on two separate occasions t