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New goalie takes advantage of situation

Brad Phillips was out of hockey for a year, and finally made it back into the pro game on Sunday. He played well and got plenty of support in the Thunder’s 4-3 win. He was brought in after Parker Milner was promoted to Bridgeport. Stockton was scheduled to play four times in five days, and [...]

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Rookie finally gets his shot, and he scores

J.P. Burkemper was waived after training camp, resigned and then put on the inactive list. He finally got to play hockey for the Stockton Thunder, and he found a great way to celebrate — a Gordie Howe hat trick. Burkemper had a goal, an assist and a fight in his first pro game, a 6-2 [...]

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Final thoughts from Thunder Goes Pink VII

The eighth annual charity event to benefit breast cancer awareness finished up on Saturday night at Stockton Arena. It’s always the most emotional weekends of the year, filled with sadness, joy and inspirational stories. The Thunder certainly help up their end of the bargain on the ice, winning both games against the Utah Grizzlies. Saturday’s [...]

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Thunder Notebook: Goalies, penalty boxes and power plays

Fans at Stockton Arena will get a chance to see the Thunder’s other goalie on Wednesday. And the team can only hope he does as well as the first one. Thunder coach Rich Kromm announced on Tuesday that rookie goaltender Parker Milner will start o against the Ontario Reign at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Milner is [...]

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High-energy performance makes seasons opener a smash

Season openers don’t get much better than this. The Thunder hung its Western Conference banner and proceeded to put on a stunning performance. It shut out Colorado 5-0 at Stockton Arena and provided many reasons for fans to get excited about the season. Garet Hunt, the most popular player in th ehistory of the franchise, [...]

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Cooks is red hot at Oregon State

   Lincoln High graduate Brandin Cooks, a junior wide receiver at Oregon State, leads the nation in most receiving categories through six games entering Saturday’s game at Cal. Cooks credits his success to his faith and an offseason that included long workouts in the summer heat of Corvallis, Ore., and bonding experiences with his teammates, including post-workout barbecues. “I’m [...]

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Chat with the Thunder coach

Thunder coach Rich Kromm will be participating in an online chat with fans 6 p.m. Thursday at And there’s plenty to chat about. The Thunder will be trying to return to the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals with several returning players, several newcomers, and a new NHL affiliate in the New York Islanders. Training camp [...]

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Goodbye to a colleague and a friend

Todd Allred was known as a top-notch journalist, good friend to many and one of the biggest San Francisco Giants fans around. Allred, who worked as an assistant sports editor for The Record before moving on to national publication USA Today, passed away on Friday in Morristown, Ariz. after a battle with cancer. He was [...]

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Sail Away

As stated in Thursday’s edition of the Record, Stockton Sailing Club members Jim painter and Karen Miller are among those volunteering to help at the America’s Cup in San Francisco. Here’s some video Painter shot returning to port after a shift on one of the volunteer boats:

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Thunder/Islanders deal makes sense

The Stockton Thunder became the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders on Wednesday. It’s a little surprising and makes sense at the same time. It’s surprising only because of the distance between Stockton and Bridgeport, Conn., where the Islanders’ AHL franchise resides. But New York has never made a priority out of finding an [...]

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