Game Preview: Condors vs. Salmon Kings – tonight!

Game Preview:
Bakersfield (37-25-2-1, 77pts – 3rd Western Conference)
Victoria      (29-32-2-2, 62pts – 7th Western Conference) 

Doors open at 6 p.m., puck drops at 7 p.m.
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports 970AM
TV: none
Webcast:, iheartradio, and America One 

Click here for Marty Raymond’s pregame comments.

Tonight’s match up:

This is the final meeting of the regular season between Victoria and Bakersfield, in what has been an even season series. Both clubs have won three times, with the Condors taking each of the last two vs victoriamatches. The Condors made one trip to Victoria this season, taking two out of three in a series in early March, which started the club’s current eight-game winning streak. Bakersfield’s win last Saturday put them in first place in the Pacific Division for a night, but they have since been passed up by Stockton, who now owns the number two slot in the Western Conference standings.


Condors misc:

LW Guillaume Lefebvre has 11 points (4g-7a) in his current eight-game point streak, which is the longest of the season for the Condors… G Jim Watt earned a victory in his professional debut last weekend, stopping 22 shots in a 5-2 win Saturday night against Ontario. G Brian Stewart, who has been in the net for seven of the team’s eight consecutive wins, will get the start tonight… D Josh Burrows (U. of Vermont) and RW Mike Gurtler (Mercyhurst) will both make their pro debuts tonight… C Joel Broda has five multiple-goal games this season for Bakersfield. He also has taken both of their penalty shots… The Condors have been involved with seven penalty shots on the season, two for and five against, and only one has resulted in a goal… The Condors power play has scored in five straight games (30.4%) while the penalty kill has been perfect in eight of the last nine games (91.2%).


D Evan Stoflet was placed on the 3-day IR on Tuesday… D Josh Burrows was signed on Monday… C Joel Broda was reassigned by Minnesota from Houston (AHL) on Mar. 18… LW Mike Gurtler was signed on Mar. 17… C Rylan Kaip and LW J.D. Corbin both remain on 21-day IR, though both are eligible to be activated.


The Condors have locked up a playoff spot, and now battle to determine positioning. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.
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 Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to for more information.