Here’s the good news: the Stockton Heat are 8-3-0 this season against non-Laval Rocket opponents.
What’s the bad news, then? Well, the Heat just finished playing a big series of games against that very same Laval team. They failed to get a single win on their most recent four-game homestand against the Rocket, scoring just nine goals and going 0-3-1 in that span.
Including their Mar. 13 loss to the Manitoba Moose, the Heat are currently enduring a difficult five-game losing streak. Their number-one centre, Adam Ruzicka, has zero goals in his last nine games. Connor Zary is back in the WHL and Martin Pospisil is hurt.