Game Preview: Condors vs. Ontario – TONIGHT!
Ontario (18-30-2-3, 41pts – 4th, Pacific Division)
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., puck drops at 6 p.m.
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports 970 AM
TV: Bright House Networks, ch. 21
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America One
Click here to see Marty Raymond’s pregame comments.
Tonight’s match up:
The Condors and Reign meet up for the 12th time this season and third straight game this weekend. Bakersfield holds a 9-2-0-0 advantage so far in the series, including 5-0-0 on home ice. Bakersfield has won both previous meetings this weekend, 5-4 in a shootout on Friday and 7-3 last night. They have out-shot the Reign 107-58 in the two games, firing a season-high 54 shots on goal on Friday. G Brian Stewart for the Condors and G Beau Erickson for the Reign have both started the two previous meetings this weekend, and will likely both get the night off tonight. The clubs will meet 14 total times this season, with one game remaining in Ontario and two here in Bakersfield.
Friday night was Marty Raymond’s 500th game as head coach of the Condors and last night he picked up his 250th Condors win. He holds a career record of 250-196-55 and has more career wins than any other coach has games… The Condors have scored five or more goals in nine of their 24 home games this season, and last night was the second time they’ve hit seven goals… Bakersfield is 10-1-0 against the Pacific Division on home ice this season… C Slava Trukhno leads the Condors against Ontario with 5g-11a-16pts and a +7, in 11 games… Saturday night was RW Pascal Morency’s fifth multiple goal game of the season, which leads the team. The next closest player has two… LW Brad Snetsinger is playing in his 100th ECHL game tonight.
RW Erick Lizon is expected to return to the lineup tonight after missing nine games to ECHL suspension… F Slava Trukhno was returned to the Condors Friday after being released from his Professional Try-Out (PTO) with Peoria (AHL)… F Tibor Varga was activated from 3-day IR on Friday, while F Jean-Marc Beaudoin was placed on 3-day IR… The Condors acquired D Phil Paquet from Florida on Wednesday in exchange for D Jean-Francois David… F Andrew Ianiero was activated from 7-day IR Tuesday… C Rylan Kaip and LW J.D. Corbin both remain on 21-day IR, though both are eligible to be activated.
The Condors return home next weekend for two games against Stockton, starting Friday night with the ZOOperstars! in town, sponsored by ABC23, 101.5 KGFM and Mercy & Memorial Hostpitals.
Group tickets are a great way to add to your Condors experience! All you need is 20 family, friends and coworkers to get discounted tickets starting at just $7. Groups get a P.A. Announcement as well as prizes for each group. All members of Lower Level groups also get a Condors hat.
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.