Condors acquire Tyler Helfrich from Gwinnett

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced today that the team has acquired F Tyler Helfrich from the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for future considerations. He is expected to play tomorrow night as the Condors host the Alaska Aces at 7 p.m.

“He’s an offensive player,” said Head Coach Matt O’Dette. “He’s a skill guy that can help our offense right now, since we need to generate more scoring. He’s got good vision, he’s a good passer and has a good shot. He can help on both the power play and the penalty kill, and will be an upgrade for our forwards.”

The Calgary, AB native played in 12 games this season with Gwinnett registering two goals and six assists for eight points.

Last season, the 5-10, 195 lb. forward played in two regular season and four playoff games with the Florida Everblades after completing a four-year collegiate career at R.P.I.

While at R.P.I., Helfrich led the Engineers in scoring as a freshman in 2007-08 with nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points. His senior season was his best, tallying 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points. He was a former teammate of current Condors D Erik Burgdoerfer.

Toy Drive, $1 Dogs, and Half-Price Beer Tomorrow:

The Condors host the Alaska Aces at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game for donation to the CHiPs Program for Kids presented by R&D Leather Furniture. Fans who donate a toy will receive $1 terrace level admission. Also, hot dogs will be sold for $1 all night and beer will be half-price through the first intermission presented by MY45 and La Preciosa 105.3 FM, and Bud Light.

Put your poker face on:

Members of the team including the coaches will be participating in a charity poker tournament to be held at the Aviator Casino in Delano on Wed. November 30th at 7 p.m.  The Aviator Casino is located at 1225 Airport Drive in Delano. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shop with a Cop which gives underprivileged children the opportunity to go holiday shopping with a cop.  To see if you can bluff a Condor out of a big pot, please visit or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.

Get Tickets:

Holiday 4-Pack Plans are a great gift for those that like to have fun and need the perfect stocking stuffer for the Holidays! Plans start at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.

Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office holiday hours start at 10 a.m. each day, but will close at noon on Wednesday and 2 p.m. on Friday. The box office is closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, visit the online home of the Condors,

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