Linden Vey Hits Milestone during Weekend Tilt

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Vey’s 200th AHL point was a memorable shorthanded goal, which was followed up by an assist for point number 201

Records
Last Week’s Record: 0-2-0-0, 0 points
Overall Record: 19-21-4-1, 0.478 Points Percentage, 7th in the Pacific Division
Last Week’s Results
Feb. 17 – Stockton Heat 4 vs. San Jose 5
Feb. 18 – Stockton Heat 2 vs. Bakersfield 4
This Week’s Schedule
Wed. Feb. 22 – Stockton Heat vs. Texas Stars – Stockton Arena (7:00 p.m. PST)
Sat. Feb. 25 – Stockton Heat at Bakersfield Condors – Rabobank Arena (6:00 p.m. PST)
Sun. Feb. 26 – Stockton Heat vs. Texas Stars – Stockton Arena (4:00 p.m. PST)

Recent Transactions
2/17 – Brett Kulak assigned to Stockton from Calgary
2/14 – Mikkel Aagaard recalled to Stockton from Adirondack
Team Leaders
Goals: Mark Jankowski with 16
Assists: Linden Vey with 19
Points: Mark Jankowski with 33
PIMs: Ryan Lomberg with 98 PIMS
Wins: Jon Gillies with 11
Losses: Jon Gillies with 12
GAA: David Rittich with 2.29 (Among Heat Goalies who’ve played 900 minutes or more)
SV%: David Rittich with 0.921 (Among Heat Goalies who’ve played 900 minutes or more)
Team Stats
Goals For: Week: 6 | Overall: 128
Goals Against: Week: 9 | Overall: 133
Power Play: 27-181 (14.9%), T-26th in AHL
Penalty Kill: 161-198 (81.3%), 16th in AHL
Records vs. Opponents
Pacific Division
Bakersfield (2-5-1-0)
Ontario (2-2-1-0)
San Antonio (1-1-0-0)
San Diego (6-1-0-1)
San Jose (2-4-1-0)
Texas (1-0-0-0)
Tucson (2-4-1-0)
TOTALS vs. PACIFIC: (16-15-4-1)
Central Division:
Charlotte (2-2-0-0) – SERIES COMPLETED
Grand Rapids (0-1-0-0)
Milwaukee (1-1-0-0) – SERIES COMPLETED
TOTALS vs. CENTRAL: (3-4-0-0)
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Record Last Week: 1-1-1, 3 points
Record Overall: 29-26-4, 62 points, 4th in Pacific Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Tue. Feb. 21 – Flames at Nashville (5:00 p.m. PST)
Thr. Feb. 23 – Flames at Tampa Bay (4:30 p.m. PST)
Fri. Feb. 24 – Flames at Florida (4:30 p.m. PST)
Sun. Feb. 26 – Flames at Carolina (Noon PST)
Adirondack Thunder (ECHL)
Record Last Week: 1-0-3, 5 points
Record Overall: 27-14-10, 64 points, 3rd in East Division
This Week’s Schedule:
Fri. Feb. 24 – Thunder vs. Reading (4:00 p.m. PST)
Sat. Feb. 25 – Thunder vs. Brampton (4:00 p.m. PST)
News and Notes
•With Linden Vey’s shorthanded goal on Saturday, Stockton now has 4 total shorthanded tallies this year which ties them for 22nd in the AHL ◦This goal snapped a stretch of 21-games without a goal, the longest such stretch for Vey in his career ◾His previous long was 12-games without a goal

◦Vey’s shorthanded goal was his second this season, putting him in the team lead. He also tied Morgan Klimchuk for the most shorthanded points on the team with two

•David Rittich ranks eighth among goalies who’ve played 960 minutes or more in the AHL with a 2.29 goals-against average ◦He’s tied for sixth among qualified goalies with a 0.921 save-percentage
◦He also is tied for second in the league in shutouts with 4 (most all-time in Heat team history and in one season)

•Mark Jankowski is tied for 10th in the AHL among rookie scorers with 33 points
•Andrew Mangiapane is tied third in the AHL among rookies with 6 power-play goals
•Ryan Lomberg has the lead in penalty minutes among rookie skaters with 98 PIMS ◦His eight major penalties (all for fighting) are tied for the most among rookies and tied for second most among all skaters league wide

•Tyler Wotherspoon is fourth among defenseman with a plus-16 rating
•Stockton averages the fifth most penalty minutes per game with 16.33 minutes in the box
•The Heat average 2.84 goals per game and 2.96 goals against per game ◦They are 12th in the AHL averaging 30.02 shots but are the sixth worst in shots allowed, averaging opposition 31.47 shots per game

•Speaking of shots, a season high of 47 shots were fired against Bakersfield on Saturday, which was the first time the Heat hit 40 or more shots since December 8, a span of 25 games ◦The 23 shots in the first period established a new season high in a single period and also tied the most shots in a single period every by the Heat ◾Stockton had 23 shots in a third period back on April 6, 2016 vs. Ontario during the 2015-16 season
•Stockton’s four-goal second period on Friday against San Jose tied the most goals in a single period this season ◦Four is also the most goals the Heat have ever scored in a single period. It’s occurred twice this year, this past Friday (2nd period) and December 3 vs. San Diego (3rd Period) and happened in the Heat’s first ever game back on October 10, 2015 (1st Period)

•Heading into Friday’s game, the Heat had scored just 4 goals in their last 7 games ◦Stockton scored six this past weekend

•Brett Kulak recorded his first multipoint game since April 3, 2016 (0-2-2) this past Saturday in his first game back with the Heat since being reassigned to Stockton from Calgary. He had a goal and an assist
•Stockton is on a 10-game winless streak ◦That’s the longest winless streak this season in the AHL
◦Stockton looks to break their 11-game winless streak on the road on Saturday in Bakersfield. ◾This streak is tied with the Condors for the second longest such streak in the AHL this season
•Stockton is plus-15 in goals scored in the first and second periods combined, but are minus-17 in goal differential in the third
•Friday happened to be Stockton’s first loss at home by one goal and on Saturday it was Stockton’s first home loss by two goals this season
•The Heat take on the Texas Stars two times this week. The Heat are 5-1-1-0 vs. Texas all-time and are 3-0-1 at home against their Lone Star State rival
Approaching Milestones
•Daniel Pribyl is a game away from playing his 200th professional game (AHL + Czech 1)
•Tyler Wotherspoon is 4 assists shy of 50 in his AHL career ◦Wotherspoon is also 4 games away from playing in his 200th career AHL game

•Kenney Morrison is 5 games away from 100 in his AHL career
•Linden Vey is 6 games away from playing his 400th professional game (AHL + NHL)
•Emile Poirier is 8 points away from 100 in his AHL career
•Brett Kulak is 10 points away from 50 in his AHL career
•David Rittich is 11-games shy of playing in his 100th professional game (AHL + Czech 1)
•Coach Ryan Huska is 14 wins away from 100 in his AHL career ◦He’s also 11 games away from coaching his 200th AHL game
◦Coach Huska is 7 games away from coaching in his 700th game (Kelowna Rockets of the WHL included)

•Hunter Smith is 14 games away from playing in his 100th AHL game
•Oliver Kylington is 14 games away from playing in his 100th AHL game
•Mike Angelidis is 15 games away from playing in his 700th professional game (AHL + NHL)

Recently Accomplished Milestones
•Linden Vey’s shorthanded goal on Saturday was his 200th career AHL point. He would add his 201st later in the game with an assist

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