Condors vs. Grizzlies – tonight!

November 13, 2010

Game Preview:
Bakersfield (5-7-0-0, 10pts – 3rd, Pacific Division)
Utah (6-3-1-1, 14pts – 2nd, 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:, iheartradio, and America One

The Condors and Grizzlies battle for the final time this week, wrapping up a three-game series. Tonight’s game is the rubber match, with Utah taking a 4-2 win on Wednesday and the Condors claiming a 4-3 victory last vs Utahnight. This is the 42nd meeting in history between the two clubs, with the Condors owning a 28-13-0 record. The final two home games for Bakersfield in the season series will come later this month, on Nov. 24 and 27.

Condors misc:
D Jason Lepine recorded two assists and is now tied for the Condors lead (with RW Stephane Goulet and F Andrew Ianiero) in scoring with nine points (1g-8a). That point total puts him tied for 3rd and his assist total is tied for the league lead among defensemen scoring as well… RW Erick Lizon (54) and RW Pascal Morency (50) are first and second, respectively, in the ECHL in penalty minutes. They are also tied for the league lead with four fighting majors… G Josh Tordjman is 2nd in the ECHL with 297 saves… F Carter Smith is tied for 4th in the league among rookies with four goals… F Mark Magnowski picked up his first professional point with an assist last night. Magnowski played two games at the conclusion of the 2009-10 campaign with Victoria, after wrapping up his collegiate career at Princeton. He has played two games now for the Condorss.

November Nuttiness:
The Condors are holding a merchandise blowout sale at all November home games, including $50 – $75 off past specialty jerseys. Countless other items, such as jersey t-shirts, bobbleheads and team card sets, are on sale with huge discounts, and many items now cost just $1!! We’ve gone totally nutty with this ridiculous sale – take advantage of our temporary delusional state at the back merchandise stand, behind sect. 102, at every November home game.

RW Pascal Morency was placed on 21-day IR today… RW Vlady Nikiforov was released Friday… C Adam Naglich was activated from the 7-day IR Friday… C Jean-Philipp Chabot was released on Wednesday… D Evan Stoflet was placed on 3-day IR on Wednesday. He will be eligible to be activated on Saturday… The Condors acquired D Brendan Milnamow from Idaho for future considerations on Tuesday… The Condors also signed F Mark Magnowski on Tuesday… D Antonin Manavian was released on Monday… C Rylan Kaip was returned to the Condors from Houston (AHL) on Sunday.

Don’t miss your chance to reserve your ECHL All-Star Classic tickets before they go on sale to the public! The Condors All-Star 4-Pack gets you tickets to the All-Star Game on Jan. 26, as well as they ever-popular Teddy Bear Toss game on Nov. 27. You also get your pick of two additional regular season games.

Individual tickets are on sale now at the Rabobank Arena Box Office or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. You can also visit 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