The Eagles will host the Stockton Heat for a Saturday matinee rematch at the Budweiser Events Center tonight. After falling to the Heat in overtime last night, Colorado will be seeking a bit of revenge.
Friday night’s matchup was a physical one, seeing two big fights. Dalton Smith and Heat forward Alex Gallant dropped gloves at the beginning of an exciting second period. Stockton’s Eetu Tuulola would then drop gloves with Jacob MacDonald after MacDonald laid a big hit on Tuulola that was called for kneeing. The tensions were high between the two teams throughout the entirety of the game, seeing many small scrums. In total, the two teams wracked up 51 minutes of penalty minutes, 24 from Colorado and 26 from Stockton.
Colorado outshot Stockton heavily in the first frame 16 to 5 but would slow down through the final two periods. The Eagles went 0-for-7 on the power play but held on to a 5-for-6 record on the penalty kill last night.
The Eagles captured the lead in the second period after a blue line bomb goal from defenseman Jordan Gross and a solid shot from Cal Burke. The two goals came within a minute of each other. Stockton’s Glenn Gawdin would then tie it up at two less than a minute into the third period. That score would remain through the 60th minute, sending the game to overtime. Jakob Pelletier ended the game in Stockton’s favor, scoring two minutes into the overtime period.
Colorado gained a point in the standings but is still searching for their first win against the Heat this season.
Join your Colorado Eagles for Stick Up for Kids Presented by The UPS Stores of Fort Collins on Saturday, November 27th at 3:05 pm at the Budweiser Events Center. Here’s everything you need to know about this special matinee event:
The first 2,500 fans will receive a Mystery BobbleHead, courtesy of the UPS Stores of Fort Collins at the Main Entrance only. Local kids’ non-profits will be attending the game, courtesy of The UPS Stores of Fort Collins. The Stick up for Kids auction benefiting Toys for Tots Literacy Program will be available in the Raindance Tap or via the Handbid App. Bid on game-used and signed sticks from all the Eagles players, the auction ends at 5 pm on 11/27.
*Fans not wanting to wait in line for a giveaway can enter through the east entrance of the Budweiser Events Center to skip the giveaway lines. Giveaways are ONLY given away at the main entrance of the Budweiser Events Center.
Eagles vs Heat
Budweiser Events Center - Loveland, CO
3:05 PM MST
AHLTV (Subscription required) The Summit, Sand Bar, The Boot Grill
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@ColoradoEagles, Game Center
Forwards Alex Newhook, Jayson Megna, and Martin Kaut are all currently recalled to the Avalanche.
Kiefer Sherwood was reassigned to the Eagles by the Avalanche last night and is expected to be available for this afternoon’s game.
Click here to see tonight's game notes.
Currently, the Eagles are 0-2 this season against the Heat. Colorado’s overall record against Stockton is 4-9-3. Stockton currently leads the entire Pacific Division with a record of 11-1-2-0.
Eagles defenseman Rob Hamilton spent the last three seasons playing with the Stockton Heat before making the move to Colorado.
Heat goaltender Adam Werner spent the last two seasons with the Eagles before signing with the Calgary organization this off-season.