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Heat Pick up Points in 10th Straight Game vs. Bakersfield

The Heat Index is Presented by Enviro Smog

The Heat are 9-0-0-1 against their rival, the Bakersfield Condors, dating back to March 8, 2017

Last Week’s Record: 1-0-0-1, 3 points
Overall Record: 12-6-0-2, 0.650 Points Percentage, 2nd in the Pacific Division

Last Week’s Results
Nov. 30 – Stockton Heat 3 at Bakersfield Condors 1
Dec. 1 – Stockton Heat 3 at Bakersfield Condors 4 (SO)

This Week’s Schedule
Wed. Dec. 6 – Stockton Heat at San Jose Barracuda – SAP Center (7:00 p.m.)
Sat. Dec. 9 – Stockton Heat vs. Tucson Roadrunners – Stockton Arena (6:00 p.m.)

Recent Transactions
11/29 – Garnet Hathaway recalled from the Stockton Heat by the Calgary Flames

Jon Gillies won his sixth game of the season on Thursday and is 12th in the AHL in both save-percentage and goals-against-average (PHOTO BY JONAH AND LINDSAY PHOTOGRAPHY + FILM).

Team Leaders
Goals: Garnet Hathaway* with 11
Assists: Andrew Mangiapane and Marek Hrivik with 13
Points: Andrew Mangiapane with 22
PIMs: Ryan Lomberg with 36
Wins: Jon Gillies with 6
Losses: Jon Gillies with 5
GAA (Goalies with 360+ minutes): David Rittich* with 2.17
SV%(Goalies with 360+ minutes): David Rittich* with .931
*currently called up to the Calgary Flames

Team Stats
Goals For: Week: Overall: 66
Goals Against: Week: 5 | Overall: 52
Power Play: 15-87 (17.2%)
, 14th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 79-95 (83.2%), 14th in AHL

Records vs. Opponents

Pacific Division
Bakersfield (6-0-0-1)
Ontario (0-1-0-0)
San Antonio (0-0-0-0)
San Diego (3-0-0-1)
San Jose (0-2-0-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (1-1-0-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (11-4-0-2)

Central Division:
Cleveland (0-0-0-0)
Grand Rapids (1-0-0-0)
Manitoba (0-2-0-0)
Milwaukee (0-0-0-0)
TOTALS vs. CENTRAL: (1-2-0-0)

Flames goalie prospect Mason McDonald got into his first professional goalie fight last week during a comeback win over the Kalamazoo Wings (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KC MAVS)

Calgary Flames (NHL)
Record Last Week: 1-2-0, 2 points
Record Overall: 14-11-1, 29 points, 5th in Pacific Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Mon. Dec. 4 – Flames vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6:00 p.m. PST)
Wed. Dec. 6 – Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs (4:30 p.m. PST)
Thu. Dec. 7 – Flames at Montreal Canadiens (4:30 p.m. PST)
Sat. Dec. 9 – Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks (7:00 p.m. PST)

Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
Record Last Week: 1-3-0, 2 points
Record Overall: 12-10-0, 24 points, 3rd in Central Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Wed. Dec. 6 – Mavericks at Wichita Thunder (5:05 p.m. PST)
Sun. Dec. 10 – Mavericks vs. Allen Americans (2:05 p.m. PST)

News and Notes

  • Stockton is 6-0-0-1 against Bakersfield and haven’t lost in regulation to the Condors in their last 10 games against the team dating back to March 8 of the 2016-17 season
    • Of those 10 games the Heat are 5-0-0-0 at home and 4-0-0-1 at Rabobank Arena
      • Their last regulation loss to Bakersfield came back on February 25 in a 3-1 loss to the Condors
    • The Heat have outscored Bakersfield 27-13 this season
  • Andrew Mangiapane is tied 9th in the AHL with 22 points on the season
    • He’s also fourth in the AHL with a plus-15 rating
    • His goal on Thursday in Bakersfield was his first game winning goal of the season, the third of his career, and first since November 5, 2016
  • Jon Gillies ranks 12th in the AHL with a 2.43 goals-against-average and with a .921 save-percentage
  • Rasmus Andersson and Tyler Wotherspoon are not only tied for the team lead in points among Heat defenders, they’re also tied for 15th among AHL blueliners with 12 points (both 2-10-12)
  • Wotherspoon was a big contributor in the Heat’s comeback on Friday night in Bakersfield, recording a goal and an assist in a 13 second span for the Heat.  Those two goals in 13 seconds snapped the previous record established on March 1, 2017 when Mark Jankowski and Morgan Klimchuk scored 15 seconds apart from one another in the second period in a 6-2 win over Ontario.
  • Marek Hrivik led the Heat in points during the month of November, recording 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in the 10 games during the month
  • Morgan Klimchuk scored 4 goals and recorded 6 points during the month of November and kicked off December with a game tying goal in the third period to send the game against the Condors to overtime (PHOTO BY MARK NESSIA).

    Cody Goloubef scored a goal on his 28th birthday on Thursday morning in Bakersfield, his first ever point in a game played on his birthday (only other birthday game played was during 2013-14 season with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons)

  • Brett Pollock recorded his first AHL assist and first AHL point on Thursday morning in Bakersfield since April 10, 2016, which was Pollock’s first career AHL goal
  • The Heat are still the seventh most penalized team in the AHL, averaging 15:70 in the box every night. The only Pacific Division squad who averages more minutes is San Diego who leads the AHL
    • Heat opponents have just 268 penalty minutes against the Heat this season, the seventh fewest number of minutes in the AHL
  • The Heat have played in two games that have gone to overtime and are one of five teams to have not won an overtime or shootout game this season (Binghamton, Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Ontario)
    • In the shootout, opposing shooters have scored 5 goals on 7 attempts, the second worst shootout percentage against in the league, allowing 0.714 against in the skills competition
  • The Heat average the eighth most goals in the AHL with 3.30 goals-for-per-game and are fifth in the AHL averaging 2.60 goals-against-per-game
  • Stockton recorded their fewest shots in a single game this season on Friday night in Bakersfield, firing just 21 shots on goal
    • The team did allow the tied fewest shots on goal against the previous day in Bakersfield when the Condors mustered just 4 shots on Jon Gillies during the second period
  • The Heat were held without a power-play chance on Thursday morning in Bakersfield, the first time in team history the Heat failed to get a power-play opportunity
  • Stockton outscores opponents by 10 in both the first and third periods this year but are minus-4 in second periods
  • The Heat surrendered first goals to the Condors in both games last week for just the fourth and fifth times of the season.  Stockton is 2-1-0-2 when they allow the first goal including a 2-0-0-2 record when an opposing home team takes the lead first
  • The Heat also picked up their second point of the season when entering the third period trailing (0-2-0-2), scoring a total of four in the third to tie the game up

Approaching Milestones

  • Oliver Kylington is 2 points away from recording his 50th AHL point
  • Joseph Cramarossa is 3 points away from his 50th professional (NHL + AHL) point
  • Tanner Glass is 3 games away from playing in his 700th professional game (NHL + AHL + Slovakia 1)
    • He’s 8 goals away from scoring his 50th professional goal
  • Emile Poirier is 9 goals away from 50 in his AHL career
    • He’s also 13 games away from playing in his 200th professional game (NHL + AHL)
  • David Rittich is 9 saves from his 1000th AHL save
  • Marek Hrivik is 10 points away from recording his 200th professional point (NHL + AHL)
    • He’s also 13 points back of recording his 200th AHL point
  • Colby Robak is 11 goals away from his 50th AHL goal
  • Andrew Mangiapane is 14 games away from his 100th AHL game
  • Cody Goloubef is 14 points away from his 100th AHL point

Recently Accomplished Milestones

  • Ryan Lomberg surpassed 200 career penalty minutes in the AHL on Friday night in Bakersfield
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