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Your Medicare costs in 2018

By Greg Dill

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How much will your Medicare cost in the coming year? The numbers just came out, so let’s go over them. We’ll start with the Medicare Part B premium. Part B covers doctor services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items.

Church Basement Ladies.

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What is there to do after the hustle and bustle of the Holidays? Well, you can come out to relax, laugh, and enjoy a musical of delightful homespun humor entitled “Church Basement Ladies.” This show was inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, authors of the best-seller “GROWING UP LUTHERAN,”  The play was written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehike with Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen.

Hrivik Records Ninth Multi-Point Game as Heat Fall 5-3

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San Diego, Calif. – Marek Hrivik continued his hot play as of late, recording a goal and an assist to increase point streak to four games, but San Diego’s three power-play goals would prove to be the difference in an emotional game that the Heat would fall in 5-3.  The game was full of penalties, with the Heat posting a season-high of 68 minutes, the second highest in a single game this season in the AHL while the Gulls recorded 47 minutes for a combined total of 115 minutes of penalties handed out, the second most combined minutes in the AHL this season.  While the Heat got the lead on three occasions, the Gulls were consistently there, always tying the game after the Heat scored, until the third period where a slew of power-play chances turned into goals for the home team, and eventually, the win.  The loss snapped a stretch of five-straight games where the Heat picked up points. Stockton now heads north to Ontario to take on the Reign on Friday at 7:00 p.m. before returning to the Valley View Casino Center on Saturday for another 7:00 p.m. showdown with the Gulls. Get your holiday shopping done right now and purchase a Heat Holiday Pack, featuring Lombo’s Naughty List, Klimmer’s Holiday Hat Trick, Mangiapane’s Gingerbread Special, and a New Year’s Eve Pack.  Order yours today by visiting stocktonheat.com/holidays or call the Heat Front Office at 209.373.1500.


BOX SCORE

HIGHLIGHTS

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Period
HEAT GOAL: D Oliver Kylington (2) pass to far circle upon entry into the zone is wristed past goalie, low glove-side (Hrivik assist), 1:28
San Diego Goal: F Ryan White (2) pass along right-wing boards is stolen away, centered and shot past goalie’s blocker hand side  (Carrick assist), 7:01
HEAT GOAL: D Rasmus Andersson (3) rush from defensive zone is moved to defenseman jumping in with the rush and wristed high-glove side (Klimchuk, Wotherspoon assists), 10:49
Shots: STK – 9 | SD – 10

2nd Period
San Diego Goal: D Keaton Thompson (3) shot from left-wing circle beats goaltender glove side (Carrick, White assists), (PP), 11:52
Shots: STK – 7 | SD – 15

3rd Period
HEAT GOAL: F Marek Hrivik (9) backdoor feed on two-man advantage is knocked into wide open net (Foo, Goloubef assists), (PP), 1:08
San Diego Goal: F Corey Tropp (1) shot stopped by goalie, but as he’s jostled by players in his crease, the puck comes free and put into back door (Kossila, Pettersson assists), (PP), 4:16
San Diego Goal: F Mitch Hults (5) player on far post throws puck toward the net on one knee which is jammed past falling goalie (White, Fiore assists), (PP), 15:49
San Diego Goal: F Sam Carrick (5) turnover at blueline results in forward skating to center ice and shooting the puck into the empty net (Unassisted), (EN), 18:52
Shots: STK – 10 | SD – 8

GOALIES
W: Kevin Boyle (17 shots, 16 saves)
ND: Reto Berra (9 shots, 7 saves)
L: Jon Gillies (32 shots, 28 saves)

NOTABLE STATISTICS
Three Stars: 1- Ryan White (1 goal, 2 assists)  2- Sam Carrick (1 goal, 2 assists) 3- Mitch Hults (GWG)
Final Shots: STK – 26 | SD – 33
Power Plays: STK – 1/5 | SD – 3/7
Marek Hrivik (1 goal, 1 assist) now has points/assists in four-straight games (2-5-6)
Hrivik ties A

Heat Hit the Road for Seven before Coming Home

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HEAT GAMES COMING UP THIS WEEK

The Stockton Heat hit the road for a season-long seven-game road swing beginning in San Diego on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. before heading to Ontario for a Friday night game in Ontario at 7:00 p.m. and then one last trip to San Diego on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. as well.

Catch the games live by watching the Heat on AHL Live! Available in various packages to meet your needs, fans can purchase the Heat road games only ($124.99), all Heat games ($199.99), a 10-game pass ($64.99), 5-game pass ($34.99) or an All-Access pass featuring every AHL game this season ($349.99).  In addition, individual games can be streamed for just $7.99!

This week’s broadcasts start at 6:45 p.m.!

HEAT HOME GAMES COMING DOWN THE PIKE

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Sunday, December 31 (5:00 p.m. faceoff – 4:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s time to ring in the New Year with your family for our Kid’s New Year’s Fireworks display taking place inside Stockton Arena after the game! There will also be New Year’s Eve party favors handed out to fans at doors! Sunday’s are all about the numbers one, two three and four!  One is for $1 hot dogs served all night long, two is for the $2 sodas keeping your thirst quenched and three is for the $3 Rita’s Italian Ices to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Of course the number four is for the In-Shape Health Club 4 Packs, saving you up to $24 on a four pack of tickets to the game! Fans can also purchase our New Year’s Eve pack, which gets you a pair of tickets to the game on Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m. in either Lower Premium or Upper Premium/Lower End Zone and receive four (4) undated vouchers good for any future Heat home game at Stockton Arena, two (2) Heat hats, two (2) passes to skate at Modesto On Ice and two (2) New Year’s Eve party favors starting at just $75!

Stockton Heat vs. San Antonio Rampage
Friday, January 5 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s another Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s!  Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location can bring their receipt to the Stockton Arena Ticket Office and with a purchase of one ticket, can get one ticket free! To find a participating McDonald’s location nearest you click here! It’s also Rotary Club International Night, where all 53 Rotary Clubs in District 5220 will compete to sell the most tickets and raise the most funds in an effort, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help end polio! You can purchase tickets, which also includes a donation to help fight the world’s polio epidemic by purchasing tickets from your local Rotary Club or by purchasing them online.  We’ll also have local food from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina, Cast Iron Trading Co. and Town & Country Cafe along with some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long.

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Heat Start Long Road Swing Tonight in San Diego

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Arena: Valley View Casino Center
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. PST
Broadcast: AHL Live, Spreaker and iHeartRadio at 6:45 p.m. PST
LEADING SCORER: STOCKTON: LW Andrew Mangiapane (22GP 10-16-26)
                                         SAN DIEGO:  LW Giovanni Fiore (21GP 6-8-14)

For the live, in-game tweets, follow @AHLHeat. Stay tuned at the end of the game for the Chase Chevrolet Big Moment of the Game with your chance to win an autographed puck from Rod Pelley.

TONIGHT
Get Fired Up as the Stockton Heat play the San Diego Gulls, putting their five-game point streak on the line as the team embarks on a season-long, seven-game road swing.  Stockton just came back from playing six games on the road, posting a 3-2-0-1 record, but now have the targets placed on their back as they took over as the Pacific Division’s number one team with their win over Tucson last Saturday.

 

LAST TIME VS. SAN DIEGO
It’s been awhile since the last time these two teams met, but it started out great for the Heat as Brett Findlay scored just 27 seconds into the game and both Garnet Hathaway , Andrew Mangiapane and Tyler Wotherspoon recorded 3 point nights as the Heat doubled up the Gulls 6-3 back on November 10 at the Valley View Casino Center.

David Rittich made 23 saves to earn the win.

WHO TO WATCH
He may not be getting his due, but the Stockton Heat need centerman Brett Findlay and his skillset every night.

Since taking over as the center on Andrew Mangiapane’s line after Mark Jankowski got called up, Findlay has recorded 3 goals and 8 assists, and as you’ve heard Coach Huska say, one of the key reasons why Findlay finds success is because he plays the game with pace.

And as a people who had seen Findlay dominate in the ECHL with the San Francisco Bulls and Alaska Aces during the Thunder Hockey era in Stockton, it’s exciting to see a player who was maybe a little undervalued earlier in his career start to get his just desserts.

Findlay just got done recording his fourth multi-point game of the season on Saturday against Tucson, and we like the new look to that line featuring Findlay, Mangiapane and Ryan Lomberg, who’s filled in beautifully in a similar role to one that Garnet Hathaway played before his call to Calgary.

Look to number 36 in red tonight if the Heat are to beat the Gulls on the road.

MR. 700
The Heat have seen Rod Pelley play his 500th AHL game on October 28 in Bakersfield, Colby Robak play his 500th pro game (NHL + AHL) on November 22 in Ontario and provided he’s in the lineup, will now get to see Tanner Glass play his 700th pro game.

Glass has played 518 NHL games with Florida, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, New York Rangers and Calgary to go along with 175 games in the AHL with Rochester, Hartford and Stockton and a brief six-game stint in the top league in Slovakia with HC Banska Bystrica during the 2012-13 NHL Lockout.

This season, he has two assists on the season and in his last game, racked up a single game high (for the Heat that is) of 19 penalty minutes, standing up for a nasty slash across the face of Morgan Klimchuk.  He’s a terrific teammate, a good option for the Heat at center and we congratulate him for such a lengthy pro hockey career.

SHINKARUK GETS ON THE BOARD QUICK
Hunter Shinkaruk has goals in back-to-ba

Stockton Police and Fire Departments Unite With Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel Markets to Ensure Everyone a Healthy Holiday Meal

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The 22nd Annual Stockton Fire/Police Department and Food 4 Less Turkey Brigade will take place Thursday, December 14th at 8:30am.   Stockton Fire and Police officers will load 400 turkeys totaling 6,000 pounds (3 tons) onto Fire trucks, Police vehicles and the Food 4 Less truck to help feed hungry families during the holiday in front of the Food 4 Less Hammer Lane location.

Heat hit the Road for Seven before Returning Home

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HEAT GAMES COMING UP THIS WEEK

The Stockton Heat hit the road for a season-long seven-game road swing beginning in San Diego on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. before heading to Ontario for a Friday night game in Ontario at 7:00 p.m. and then one last trip to San Diego on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. as well.

Catch the games live by watching the Heat on AHL Live! Available in various packages to meet your needs, fans can purchase the Heat road games only ($124.99), all Heat games ($199.99), a 10-game pass ($64.99), 5-game pass ($34.99) or an All-Access pass featuring every AHL game this season ($349.99).  In addition, individual games can be streamed for just $7.99!

This week’s broadcasts start at 6:45 p.m.!

HEAT HOME GAMES COMING DOWN THE PIKE

Stockton Heat vs. Bakersfield Condors
Sunday, December 31 (5:00 p.m. faceoff – 4:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s time to ring in the New Year with your family for our Kid’s New Year’s Fireworks display taking place inside Stockton Arena after the game! There will also be New Year’s Eve party favors handed out to fans at doors! Sunday’s are all about the numbers one, two three and four!  One is for $1 hot dogs served all night long, two is for the $2 sodas keeping your thirst quenched and three is for the $3 Rita’s Italian Ices to satisfy your sweet tooth!  Of course the number four is for the In-Shape Health Club 4 Packs, saving you up to $24 on a four pack of tickets to the game! Fans can also purchase our New Year’s Eve pack, which gets you a pair of tickets to the game on Sunday, December 31 at 5:00 p.m. in either Lower Premium or Upper Premium/Lower End Zone and receive four (4) undated vouchers good for any future Heat home game at Stockton Arena, two (2) Heat hats, two (2) passes to skate at Modesto On Ice and two (2) New Year’s Eve party favors starting at just $75!

Stockton Heat vs. San Antonio Rampage
Friday, January 5 (7:00 p.m. faceoff – 6:00 p.m. doors) – Stockton Arena
It’s another Fry Day presented by Golden State Restaurant Group McDonald’s!  Fans who eat at a participating McDonald’s location can bring their receipt to the Stockton Arena Ticket Office and with a purchase of one ticket, can get one ticket free! To find a participating McDonald’s location nearest you click here! It’s also Rotary Club International Night, where all 53 Rotary Clubs in District 5220 will compete to sell the most tickets and raise the most funds in an effort, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help end polio! You can purchase tickets, which also includes a donation to help fight the world’s polio epidemic by purchasing tickets from your local Rotary Club or by purchasing them online.  We’ll also have local food from Bella Vista Italiana Cucina, Cast Iron Trading Co. and Town & Country Cafe along with some great craft beer options available inside the arena as the Breakaway Cafe will be available to fans in the building all night long.

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Two Wins Last Week Propel Heat to Division Lead

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The Heat Index is Presented by Enviro Smog

Spencer Foo scores 4 goals, Marek Hrivik records 5 points and two Heat Forwards reach the 10-goal plateau as Heat gain first place in the Pacific

Records
Last Week’s Record: 2-0-0-1, 4 points
Overall Record: 14-6-0-2, 0.682 Points Percentage, 1st in the Pacific Division

Last Week’s Results
Dec. 6 – Stockton Heat 6 at San Jose 0
Dec. 9 – Stockton Heat 5 vs. Tucson 2

This Week’s Schedule
Wed. Dec. 13 – Stockton Heat at San Diego Gulls – Valley View Casino Center (7:00 p.m.)
Fri. Dec. 15 – Stockton Heat at Ontario Reign – Citizens Business Bank Arena (7:00 p.m.)
Sat. Dec. 16 – Stockton Heat at San Diego Gulls – Valley View Casino Center (7:00 p.m.)

Recent Transactions
12/11 – Kayle Doetzel recalled by Stockton Heat from Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)

Jon Gillies ranks among the AHL leaders in all major goaltending categories including sharing the league lead of 2 shutouts this season (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA)

Team Leaders
Goals: Garnet Hathaway* with 11
Assists: Andrew Mangiapane and Marek Hrivik with 16
Points: Andrew Mangiapane with 26
PIMs: Ryan Lomberg with 48
Wins: Jon Gillies with 8
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: 11 Overall: 77
Goals Against: Week: 2 | Overall: 54
Power Play: 19-95 (20.0%)
, 5th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 87-103 (84.5%), 8th 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 (1-2-0-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (2-1-0-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (13-4-0-2)

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)

Spencer Foo had a week to remember. Recording his first pro hat trick on Wednesday and totalling 4 goals from the second period on Wednesday night to early on in the game on Saturday at home against Tucson (PHOTO BY JACK LIMA).

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