Utah (9-4-2-1, 21pts – t-1st, Mountain Division)
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., puck drops at 7 p.m.
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports 970 AM (Goose Loonies call-in show after the game; call 716-0970)
TV: Bright House Networks, Ch. 21
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America One
The Condors face the Grizzlies for the seventh time already this season, and the fifth time on home ice, wrapping up the home portion of the season series for Bakersfield. The Condors hold a 2-3-1 record this season against Utah, including 1-2-1 on home ice, and the Grizzlies have taken the last two meetings of the series. Only two of the six previous meetings have been decided by just a goal, and the Condors have scored four or more goals in half the games. Bakersfield is 28-14-1 all-time against Utah.
D Joey Ryan returned to the Condors after a brief one-week stint in the AHL with Oklahoma City. He had a fight in his return against Utah on Wednesday… RW Erick Lizon is the Condors penalty minute leader and remains in the Top 5 in the league, with 62… F Slava Trukhno added an assist on Wednesday and has four points (0g-4a) in three games since joining the team… RW Stephane Goulet has been held without a point two games in a row for the first time since Mar. 5 & 6 of last season. The Condors goals and points leader has a point in 11 of the 14 games he has played this season… F Andrew Ianiero is just three games away from tying Paul Rosebush for the Condors all-time games leader, at 416. Without missing any games, he will break the mark on Dec. 4 at Toledo… D Jason Lepine is tied for 2nd in the league among defensemen with 10 this season, which also puts him in a tie with Ianiero for the team lead. Lepine is also tied with Goulet for the team lead at +6 on the season.
D Jay Cascalenda was placed on the 3-day IR Wednesday… D Joey Ryan was returned to the Condors from Oklahoma City (AHL) on Wednesday after being released from his PTO… D Sebastian Strom was released on Monday… F Slava Trukhno was signed last Friday… RW Pascal Morency, LW J.D. Corbin, and F Bobby Robins all remain on the 21-day IR, though Robins and Corbin are both eligible to return as soon as they are ready… G Josh Tordjman remains suspended by the ECHL, with two games of his six-game suspension remaining to be served.
Individual tickets are on sale now at the Rabobank Arena Box Office or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. You can also visit ticketmaster.com. ECHL All-Star Classic tickets will go on sale November 26. Until that date, All-Star Classic tickets can be reserved through Condors ticket plans. For more information, call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825), or visit www.bakersfieldcondors.com.