Bakersfield, Calif. – The Condors flew out to Idaho last week, splitting a three game set with the Steelheads and going 1-1-1-0 on the week. The Condors now have 51 points this season, which places them third in the Pacific Division. They trail the first place Las Vegas Wranglers by twelve points, and second place Stockton by seven points.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Tuesday, Feb. 15 vs. Victoria (7 p.m.)
Friday, Feb. 18 vs. Ontario (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 19 vs. Ontario (7 p.m.)
Sunday, Feb. 20 vs. Ontario (6 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Wednesday, Feb. 9
IDAHO 3 vs. Condors 2, OT
After falling behind 1-0 early in the second period, the Condors answered with a power play goal by D Tyler Gotto, his first as a Condor, and a tic-tac-toe play to C Adam Naglich to grab a 2-1 lead 14:06 into the second frame. Steelheads F Aki Seitsonen tied the game before the period ended, and a scoreless third led to overtime. With 17 seconds left in extra time, F Geoff Irwin fired a shot that deflected off two Condors and into the net, giving Idaho a 3-2 victory.
Friday, Feb. 11
Condors 4 vs. IDAHO 3
LW Brad Snetsinger scored twice in the first 6:36, boosting the Condors to an early 2-0 lead. Back-to-back-to-back penalties on the Condors led to a pair of 5-on-3 goals for the Steelheads at the end of the first, which ended tied 2-2. D Tyler Ludwig gave the Steelheads a lead in the second, but C Joel Broda evened the score at 3-3 with 1:27 left in the second. D Jay Cascalenda scored his first of the season with 1:15 left in the third, as the Condors skated away with a 4-3 win.
Saturday, Feb. 12
IDAHO 5 vs. Condors 3
Despite two goals in the first seven minutes by F Stephane Goulet and C Joel Broda, the Condors surrendered four straight goals to trail 4-2 midway through the second stanza. RW Pascal Morency brought the Condors back to within one when he deflected home a pass on the power play, but the 4-3 score was as close as Bakersfield would get. The Steelheads added a final goal late in the third, beating the Condors 5-3.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- D Jay Cascalenda scored his first goal as a Condor, netting the game winner with 1:15 left in the game on Friday.
- D Tyler Gotto scored his first goal since joining the Condors on Wednesday.
- The Condors were without RW Erick Lizon, who has now served seven games of a nine game league suspension, and F Slava Trukhno, who is currently playing with Peoria of the AHL.
- F Andrew Ianiero did not make the trip to Idaho following the birth of his twin children last week.
- The Condors have lost in regulation in Idaho just once in five games this season, posting a 3-1-1-0 record in Boise.
- The Condors begin a stretch of 6 out of their next 7 games, and 15 of their next 19, at Rabobank Arena beginning on Tuesday. The Condors have played 11 of their last 12 on the road. The Condors have a .643 winning percentage at home this season.
- RW Erick Lizon is eligible to return to the Condors lineup on Saturday, Feb. 19 against the Ontario Reign.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 -Morning skate @ Rabobank Arena, 10 a.m.; Game vs. Victoria @ Rabobank Arena, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Day Off
Thursday, Feb. 17 – Practice @ Rabobank Arena, 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 – Morning skate @ Rabobank Arena, 10 a.m.; Game vs. Ontario @ Rabobank Arena, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 – Morning skate @ Rabobank Arena, 10 a.m.; Game vs. Ontario @ Rabobank Arena, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20 – Game vs. Ontario @ Rabobank Arena, 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 21 – Day Off
ON THE DOCKET:
The Condors play four games at home this week, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15, against the Victoria Salmon Kings. The week continues with three straight games against the Ontario at home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Click here to see the promotional schedule.
Tuesday is High School/College ID night, as all college and high school students receive $1.00 admission by presenting their student ID. On Friday, the amazing Quick Change magic act will perform on the ice, courtesy of Bright House Networks and Kern 1180 AM. Spider-man will be available for pictures and photos on Saturday, sponsored by My 45, La Campesina, and Farmers Insurance. The weekend wraps up with Shower Curtain Giveaway on Sunday, sponsored by Cal Water.
All four games this week can be heard in their entirety on Fox Sports 970 AM, online at foxsports970am.com, and on your smartphone through the iheartradio app. You can also watch the games streaming live through America One. Both Saturday and Sunday’s games can also be seen live on Bright House Networks Cable Channel 21.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
G Josh Tordjman – 947 saves (4th, ECHL)
G Josh Tordjman – 1,879 minutes (5th, ECHL)
G Josh Tordjman – 3 shutouts (t-1st, ECHL)
LW Brad Snetsinger – 179 shots on goal (4th, ECHL)
C Rylan Kaip – 24.2% shooting pct (5th, ECHL)
RW Erick Lizon – 166 PIM (1st, EHCL)
LW Michael Gergen – 4 shootout goals (1st, ECHL)
Condors – 5,108 Average Attendance (5th, EHCL)
Condors – 55 major penalties (3rd, ECHL)
Condors – 1,111 PIM (2nd, ECHL)
Condors – 6.43 winning % (2nd, Western Conf; 5th, ECHL)
Points: RW Stephane Goulet, 39
Goals: RW Stephane Goulet, 17
Assists: C Slava Trukhno, 24
PIM: RW Erick Lizon, 166
+/-: F Bobby Robins, D Evan Stoflet, +11
GAA: G Brian Stewart, 2.71
Save %: Stewart, .919
Wins: G Josh Tordjman, 15
Group tickets are a great way to add to your Condors experience! All you need is 20 family, friends or coworkers to get discounted tickets starting at just $7. Groups get a P.A. Announcement as well as prizes, and all members of Lower Level groups also get a Condors hat. For more info, click here or call 324-PUCK (7825).
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. – 6 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.