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Old 06-16-2021, 11:33 AM   #1
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, announce today that Jamie Cochrane has been named President. Cochrane, who has overseen the Heat’s business operations since February of 2020, has spent nearly seven years with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation working closely with the Stockton Heat, the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.

“I’m excited to begin this new role in Stockton,” said Cochrane, who along with his wife and daughter, will move to Stockton from their home in Calgary. “In my time working with the Heat I’ve developed a great appreciation for the team’s passionate fan base, the City of Stockton’s vibrant community, and the opportunity for accelerated growth. I look forward to deepening the connection between the team and Stockton and the surrounding communities, starting with a return to play in front of our fans back on home ice at the Stockton Arena later this year.”

In addition to his work with Calgary Sports and Entertainment, Cochrane has contributed efforts to raise awareness for causes such as the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, ALS, and ‘Movember’ men’s mental health initiatives. Cochrane also volunteers his time as a Big Brother as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.

“It’s important for the Heat to be a leader in supporting community causes, returning the investment the City and fans have made in us” said Cochrane. “Throughout the first five seasons of Heat hockey in Stockton, the City and its residents have embraced us with open arms. We are thankful for the support we have received since the start and are committed to continuing where we left off in the shortened 2019-20 season.”

The Heat’s return to Stockton Arena for the 2021-22 season comes with a new one-year lease between the club and the City of Stockton. Heat365 Membership renewals are ongoing, with more information available at StocktonHeat.com/Heat365.

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(209) 373-1524
bweiss@stocktonheat.com
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Jamie is a good guy. Glad to hear.
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Yeesh. imagine moving from Calgary to Stockton.. lol
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Yeesh. imagine moving from Calgary to Stockton.. lol

Yeah, who would want to live in California, an hour from San Francisco?


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Pretty sure he lurks here so Congrats to you!!!
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A one year lease. I don’t imagine they’re long for Stockton.
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A one year lease. I don’t imagine they’re long for Stockton.
It may seem surprising, but that's actually not necessarily true at all. We are working on a longer term extension in Stockton. Its just been a challenge to negotiate in a more uncertain world during this pandemic. With some normality finally happening I expect efforts to reboot.

If it was a pure 1 year move then I wouldnt have made the commitment to uproot my family there... there is a lot of work to do to regain the trust and prove commitment to the City of Stockton and our fan base there and it will take some time and proven action on our end.
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It may seem surprising, but that's actually not necessarily true at all. We are working on a longer term extension in Stockton. Its just been a challenge to negotiate in a more uncertain world during this pandemic. With some normality finally happening I expect efforts to reboot.

If it was a pure 1 year move then I wouldnt have made the commitment to uproot my family there... there is a lot of work to do to regain the trust and prove commitment to the City of Stockton and our fan base there and it will take some time and proven action on our end.
Thanks for replying to this. I think the fact you're moving you and your family there speaks a lot to the willingness to try and make it work long term. A cross border move is no doubt a little tricky right now.

Like all things, I'm sure the economics need to prove themselves out. I'm happy to see the team is moving towards playing a full season.

A couple of years ago my son was playing in a minor hockey tournament in either Utah or Colorado and they played a team from Stockton in Flames colors. They were awfully good so there's definitely some kind of hockey community there.

Best of luck to you and the organization.
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If anyone has any questions about Stockton or just interested in chatting about working for the Flames, seeing that perspective, et al, just let me know. Im a really open guy and love the community here. I just made a new "Stockton Prez" account I will start using once its approved, and will remain active and part of the community here.
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If anyone has any questions about Stockton or just interested in chatting about working for the Flames, seeing that perspective, et al, just let me know. Im a really open guy and love the community here. I just made a new "Stockton Prez" account I will start using once its approved, and will remain active and part of the community here.

Hi, my name is George, and I’d like a job with the Flames. I was the assistant to the travelling secretary with the Yankees and got to travel with the team. I was there for awhile, but then Yada, Yada, Yada, I wasn’t.

I am open to most anything, although that GM job sounds quite appealing.

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Lol, believe me I have tried. Many times.

But the Flames have hinted at bigger plans for Scorch and have had some teasers with him on TikTok and stuff.

I believe its a matter of when not if that he makes a triumphant return.
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Triumphant meaning a city in blazes and ash and glory, presumably.
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My inlaws live there, wife grew up there.

It's not a nice place to be.. doesn't matter how close you are to the Bay Area.

Don't' leave the house at night type of place.

edit: it looks like the guy is a member here - I grew up in Calgary but live in PHX, I may be generalizing but this isn't just me talking, my wife has a laundry list of crazy things she's seen. Hope you live in Sacramento or Elk Grove!

First place i've actively heard gunshots in a middle class neighborhood at night. A ton of gang activity. etc.

But with that said, i know they've got a new mayor doing good things and i haven't visited since 2015.. by choice but I will likely need to take our son there to meet his inlaws soon. Prayers!

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Hey there us absolutely truth to the crime rate issues, but there are plenty of areas in an around Stockton that are more than fine. I have travelled plenty in my life and not someone that lives in a bubble and intimidated by it.

Use street smarts, treat people well, avoid scary areas, put your kids in a safe school, etc.

We are good and to each their own. I’m personally looking forward to exploring more of California... we actually got married in San Fran... honeymooned there... great opportunity to make a difference in this community.


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Yes there are always experts about how crappy certain cities are to live in. No doubt Stockton has crime issues but there are beautiful neighborhoods, nice weather and you are very close to a whole lot of incredible places to visit and things to do. The idea that you are in danger wherever you are in Stockton is folly.
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Hey there us absolutely truth to the crime rate issues, but there are plenty of areas in an around Stockton that are more than fine. I have travelled plenty in my life and not someone that lives in a bubble and intimidated by it.

Use street smarts, treat people well, avoid scary areas, put your kids in a safe school, etc.

We are good and to each their own. I’m personally looking forward to exploring more of California... we actually got married in San Fran... honeymooned there... great opportunity to make a difference in this community.


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I agree with all of this.

Truly best of luck for you, your family and the organization.

I think it's really cool how my city where i was born and raised farm squad is in my wife's city where she's born and raised.

If i'm in town I know who to ask for tickets I may need to bring my Mother in law who is a Vietnamese immigrant to her first ever sporting event.
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