The Stockton Heat are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which began play in the 2015–16 season. The team is based in Stockton, California, and is affiliated with the National Hockey League (NHL) Calgary Flames. The Heat plays its home games at Stockton Arena. It is a relocation of the Adirondack Flames, joining four other relocated AHL franchises in California that formed the basis for a Pacific Division.
|League||American Hockey League (AHL)|
|Home arena||Stockton Arena|
|Colors||Black, red, yellow, and white|
|Owner(s)||Calgary Sports and Entertainment|
(N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
|General manager||Brad Pascall|
|Head coach||Cail MacLean|
1280 AM KWSX
|Affiliates||Calgary Flames (NHL)|
Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL)
|1993–2003||Saint John Flames|
|2005–2007||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights|
|2007–2009||Quad City Flames|
On January 29, 2015, the Calgary Flames announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Flames, to Stockton as one of five charter members of the AHL's new Pacific Division. The team held a name-the-team contest and announced the five finalists as the Blaze, Fire, Heat, Inferno and Scorch on February 24, 2015. The winning name was announced by the Calgary Flames on March 11.
In support of the new division's first season, the AHL played an outdoor game hosted by the Heat. The game, called the Golden State Hockey Rush, was the first AHL outdoor game to be held in California at Raley Field in West Sacramento on December 18, 2015. The Heat defeated the Bakersfield Condors 3–2 in front of 9,357 fans.
|Season||GP||W||L||OTL||SOL||Pts||PCT||GF||GA||Standing||Year||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||Finals|
|2015–16||68||32||32||2||2||68||.500||194||224||6th, Pacific||2016||Did not qualify|
|2016–17||68||34||25||7||2||77||.566||212||192||4th, Pacific||2017||L, 2–3, SJ||—||—||—|
|2017–18||68||34||28||2||4||74||.544||211||204||6th, Pacific||2018||Did not qualify|
|2018–19||68||31||31||4||2||68||.500||235||252||6th, Pacific||2019||Did not qualify|
Franchise records and leaders
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;= current Heat player
- "Flames Unveil Plans for Future". Stockton Thunder. January 30, 2015. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- "Finalist Names Revealed for Stockton". Stockton Thunder. February 24, 2015. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015.
- "Grant, Kylington and Shore Lead Heat to 3–2 Win at Raley Field". Stockton Heat. December 19, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
- "Stockton Heat roster". Stockton Heat. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- "Stockton Heat - All Time AHL leaders". hockeydb.com. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.