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STOCKTON HEAT SIGN THREE

Tuesday, September 8th
STOCKTON HEAT SIGN THREE

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proudly owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, sign forwards Blair Riley and Ryan Lomberg to AHL contracts and Michael Kirkpatrick to a two-way AHL-ECHL contract.

Riley, 29, is entering his sixth season as a pro having played 285 games in the AHL with five teams, most recently with the St. John’s IceCaps. He established an AHL high of 21 points in his first season with the IceCaps before serving as one of the team’s alternate captains last season.

Prior to his pro experience, Riley played 199 games in the BCHL scoring 223 points before heading to college at Ferris State University. The Chase, BC native notched 87 points for the school in 147 games.

BLAIR RILEY (RW)BORN: Chase, BC DATE: November 1, 1985HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 209 lbs.SHOOTS: RightHOW ACQUIRED: Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on September 4, 2015

SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM
2002-03MerrittBCHL1994131751237
2003-04MerrittBCHL60224264214
2004-05MerrittBCHL4131205158
NanaimoBCHL201061633
2005-06NanaimoBCHL5941387979
2006-07Ferris State Univ.NCAA3436944-2
2007-08Ferris State Univ.NCAA36141024904
2008-09Ferris State Univ.NCAA37791670-9
2009-10Ferris State Univ.NCAA401820385812
SpringfieldAHL30002-1
2010-11Las VegasECHL59202040114454150
San AntonioAHL410101
PeoriaAHL80227-1
2011-12ChicagoECHL15791682
BridgeportAHL55741177-330002
2012-13BridgeportAHL747815165-9
2013-14St. John’sAHL7171421133142133618
2014-15St. John’sAHL7081018116-10
TOTALSBCHL199113110223401051237
NCAA1474245872625
ECHL74272956122654150
AHL285303868500-92433620

Lomberg, 20, began his amateur career in the USHL with the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2011-12, scoring 40 points in 52 games before committing to play at the University of Maine. In two years at Maine, the Richmond Hill, Ontario native played 66 games, scoring 18 goals and registering 32 points.

Most recently, Lomberg returned to the USHL and served as the captain of the Youngstown Phantoms, playing 46 games and putting up 43 points. The winger was invited to attend the Calgary Flames developmental camp this summer and has opted to turn pro as opposed to return to college where he was committed to play at the University of Miami (OH).

RYAN LOMBERG (LW)BORN: Richmond Hill, ON DATE: December 9, 1994HEIGHT: 5’10” WEIGHT: 181 lbs.SHOOTS: RightHOW ACQUIRED: Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on September 4, 2015

SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM
2011-12Muskegon LumberjacksUSHL52221840154-23
2012-13Univ. of MaineNCAA32771442-3
2013-14Univ. of MaineNCAA3411718405
2014-15Youngstown PhantomsUSHL462419431461541126
TOTALSNCAA66181432822
USHL98463783300-841126

Kirkpatrick, 25, played four years in the QMJHL all with the Saint John Sea Dogs, amassing 266 games and recording 251 points. During his final season with the Sea Dogs, Kirkpatrick helped his team to a QMJHL championship and contributed to their eventual Memorial Cup victory over the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. Kirkpatrick finished the tournament with a goal and four assists.

The following season, Kirkpatrick attended St. Francis Xavier University where the North Sydney, Nova Scotia native scored 102 points in 108 CIS games. The 5,10”, 174 lb. forward was named the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference’s Rookie of the Year award and to the CIS All-Rookie team. During his final season, Kirkpatrick posted a CIS high of 34 points and was named to the AUS Second All-Star Team

MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK (C)BORN: North Sydney, NS DATE: May 9, 1990HEIGHT: 5’10” WEIGHT: 174 lbs.SHOOTS: RightHOW ACQUIRED: Signed an AHL deal with the Stockton Heat on September 4, 2015

SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM
2007-08Saint JohnQMJHL69148223312143472
2008-09Saint JohnQMJHL6734306438-4422410
2009-10Saint JohnQMJHL6729548338312115163130
2010-11Saint JohnQMJHL63315182444712310132
2011-12St. Francis Xavier U.CIS2815153010-1530004
2012-13St. Francis Xavier U.CIS286121834-721230
2013-14St. Francis Xavier U.CIS24911206-621014
2014-15St. Francis Xavier U.CIS289253428173366
TOTALSCIS108396310278-2714551014
QMJHL266108143251153865123325544

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