Game preview – Condors vs. Las Vegas – Opening Night TONIGHT!
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., puck drops at 7 p.m.
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
TV: Bright House Networks, Ch. 21
Webcast: America One
D Antonin Manavian was placed on the 3-day IR today…LW Adam Chorneyko was placed on 7-day IR today…The Condors acquired the rights to D Joey Ryan in exchange for future considerations on Wednesday…G Josh Tordjman was reassigned by Houston to the Condors on Wednesday…C Jean-Philipp Chabot was acquired in exchange for the rights to Dan Kissel on Monday…RW Erick Lizon was suspended for tonight’s game for a hit on G Michael Ouzas on Oct. 9.
The Condors and Wranglers are each playing their season opening games after splitting a home-and-home series against each other in the preseason. The two squads each won in the opponent’s building, with the Condors taking a 5-2 victory on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas. The Condors are 7-5-0 on Opening Night, and 8-4-0 in Home Openers
The Condors have named LW Mika Suoraniemi as the team’s captain this season. F Andrew Ianiero and LW J.D. Corbin will serve as the alternates at home, while C Adam Naglich and F Rylan Kaip are the alternate captains on the road.
Two players that figure to be important to the success of the Condors this season will start the year on the 21-day IR. F Bobby Robins sustained an injury to his hand during the Oct. 7 preseason game in Las Vegas and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Veteran D Jean-Francois David will also miss the start of year with an upper body injury sustained during AHL training camp in Houston.