Jan. 13, Friday
vs. Colorado Eagles
face off @ 7:00pm
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The Condors host the Colorado Eagles for the first of two games on the weekend which will conclude a four-game, two-week homestand for Bakersfield. Colorado leads the season series with a record of 3-1-0-0 against the Condors, including victories in the last three meetings. It is the third time the teams will meet in Bakersfield with four more yet to come at Rabobank Arena. The teams will meet a total of six more times after tonight’s action. Bakersfield won the first-ever meeting between the two sides back on Oct. 15 by a 3-1 margin.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield has had five days off since a 0-1-0-1 weekend against the Stockton Thunder at Rabobank Arena last weekend. After being blanked, 1-0, on Fri. Jan. 6, the Condors responded with another strong performance on Saturday, ultimately falling in a shootout, 3-2. RW Tyler Helfrich and F Hans Benson each netted goals for the Condors, who became the last ECHL team this season to have a game reach a shootout.
Colorado had the ECHL’s leading scorer, Chad Costello, return from the AHL on Wednesday evening and he proceeded to net a hat trick as the Eagles cruised to a 5-1 home victory over Utah. Costello added an assist as well which gave him a four point night in his return to Loveland. The Eagles are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 games.
The Condors will be without the services of G Matt Keetley who was loaned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) on Thursday…G Bryan Pitton gets the start tonight in the 99th game of his professional career…RW Tyler Helfrich has a point in six of his last eight games (3g-6a)…With the addition of D Josh Van Dyk last week, six of the Condors top nine scorers are rookies, including the top two (Freeman, Dee).
F Chad Costello has 52 points (19g-33a) in 30 games played this season which leads the ECHL. He still remains in the top spot in the scoring race despite missing the last two weeks in the AHL. In four games with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, he failed to register a point…F Jack Combs is currently on a pro try-out in the American Hockey League with the Worcester Sharks and has 10 points (5g-5a) in 12 games played… RW Alex Penner leads the ECHL with 152 penalty minutes… D Aaron Schneekloth leads the ECHL with 17 power-play points. Schneekloth (31 points) and fellow D Jon Landry (30) continue to be 1-2 in ECHL defensive scoring…G Kyle Jones is 3rd amongst ECHL netminders in victories with 15.
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