Stockton (12-9-1-3, 28pts – 2nd, Pacific 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)
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America One
Click here to see Marty Raymond’s pregame interview
Tonight’s match up:
The Condors play the second game of a two-game home series against the Stockton Thunder tonight, with an opportunity to climb into second place in the Pacific Division. The Condors have won five consecutive games – a streak that includes two wins against the Thunder – while Stockton has dropped four straight and are clinging to a one-point advantage over the Condors in the standings. Bakersfield is 3-3-0 against the Thunder this season, with the home team winning all six games. The Condors are 30-17-3 all-time against Stockton.
The Condors have now won five straight games for their longest winning streak since Feb. 11-18 last season… Last night’s 1-0 victory was their first 1-0 win since Feb. 11, 2005 vs. Fresno… LW Brad Snetsinger recorded an assist and five shots on goal in his Condors debut last night… D Evan Stoflet has recorded half of his points (1g-3a-4pts) in the five games he has played against Stockton this season, with 1g-3a-4pts in 18 games against the rest of the league… F Michael Gergen makes his Condors debut tonight after being signed today. The 23 year-old Gergen had 1g-6a-7pts in 19 games with Utah before he was released on Dec. 19… G Josh Tordjman has backstopped each of the Condors five straight wins, and has surrendered only three total goals in his last four outings, with one shutout and three one-goal performances.
F Michael Gergen was signed today… LW Kyle Calder was placed on team suspension after leaving the team to pursue opportunities overseas… C Rylan Kaip was placed on 3-day IR on Thursday. He is eligible to be activated today but remains on IR… RW Pascal Morency was placed on the 7-day IR last Wednesday. He is eligible to be activated this Wednesday… D Joey Ryan was transferred from the 7-day to the 21-day IR on Wednesday. He is eligible to be activated on Jan. 10… The Condors acquired LW Brad Snetsinger from Utah on Tuesday in exchange for future considerations… C Joel Broda and C Pete Zingoni were both reassigned to Houston (AHL) by Minnesota on Dec. 20.
Tickets for the ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, are on sale now. Visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for event news, merchandise and ticket information.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $31! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.