Stockton (11-4-1-3, 26pts – 1st, 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) – game will be joined in progress following L.A. Lakers game (which starts at 5 p.m.)
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America One
Bakersfield and Stockton meet for the first time since the beginning of November, when the Condors visited Stockton for a penalty-filled weekend, in which the Thunder earned a three game sweep. In three games from November 5 – November 7, the two teams combined for 231 PIM, with the Condors contributing 130 of those. Since the first game was played in 2005-06, the Condors are 28-17-3 against Stockton. Of the four games played between the two teams this season, the road team has yet to earn a win.
F Andrew Ianiero passed Paul Rosebush as the all leader in games played by a Condor when he played in his 417th game on Friday. He is playing in his 419th game tonight. Rosebush skated with the Condors from 1999-06… The Condors power play has been much more productive of late. Prior to Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati, the Condors had scored at least one power play goal in five straight games, firing at 27.3 percent… RW Erick Lizon moved back into second place in the ECHL with 95 PIM following a 21 PIM performance on Tuesday… G Josh Tordjman was able to play on Friday following the conclusion of a six-game ECHL suspension issued on November 13.
D Jason Lepine was traded to the Toledo Walleye today in exchange for future considerations. Lepine had 12 points (2g-10a) in 21 games with Bakersfield… F Bobby Robins and LW J.D. Corbin were activated from 21-day IR today and will play tonight… F Jean-Marc Beaudoin was placed on 3-day IR today… LW Mika Suoraniemi was released today… C Joel Broda and C Pete Zingoni were assigned to the Condors by Minnesota yesterday. They were playing for the Condors AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros … F Mark Magnowski and RW Carter Smith were released yesterday… LW Kyle Calder returned from 45-day suspension on Monday… LW Mika Suoraniemi was placed on the 3-day IR on Monday… D Joe Rullier was signed by the Condors on Saturday.
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