Condors celebrated Teddy Bear Toss in front of 8,327 fans
Hit the road this week in Ontario, Toledo, and Cincinnati
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors finished the week posting an 0-2-0-0 record with two games against the Utah Grizzlies at Rabobank Arena. The 8,327 fans in attendance on Saturday was the tenth largest crowd in team history. The Condors are now 7-10-1-0, 15 points, this season and are third in the Pacific Division, five points behind first place Las Vegas and Stockton.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Wednesday, Dec. 1 @ Ontario (7 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 3 @ Toledo (4 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 4 @ Toledo (4 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Wednesday, Nov. 24
Utah 3 vs. CONDORS 1
The Condors took three penalties in the first seven minutes of the game and fell behind 2-0 on a pair of power play goals by C Brett Parnham. D J.F. David struck for Bakersfield to cut the lead in half during the second period. While on the power play, David received a pass from F Slava Trukhno and wristed the puck into the back of the net. The Grizzlies added one more goal in the third period from C Marcus Carroll as they held on for a 3-1 victory.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Utah 3 vs. CONDORS 2
The Grizzlies jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Teddy Bear Toss night with two first period goals by D Brock Wilson and C Marcus Carroll, and then a second period power play goal from C Tyler Ruegsegger. Just past the halfway mark of the third period, F Slava Trukhno opened up a flood of Teddy Bears and cut the Grizzlies lead to 3-1. D J.F. David scored his second power play goal in as many games with 18 seconds left, but the Condors final rally came up just short as the Grizzlies held on to win 3-2. The Condors outshot Utah 42-18 in the game.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- The 8,327 fans at Rabobank Arena on Saturday night marked the tenth largest crowd in Condors History, and was the sixth largest Teddy Bear Toss crowd as well.
- Saturday’s attendance of 8,327 was the fourth largest in the ECHL this season.
- G Josh Tordjman served the fourth and fifth games of his six-game ECHL suspension, and will be eligible to return on Dec. 3 in Toledo.
- F Slava Trukhno scored his first goal as a Condor on Saturday Night, which also allowed fans to throw their Teddy Bears onto the ice. He now has six points (1g-5a) in four games with Bakersfield.
- LW J.D. Corbin, RW Pascal Morency, and F Bobby Robins remain on the 21-day IR. None of them are expected to travel with the team this week.
- When the Condors head to Ontario on Wednesday, it will be the first road game in nearly a month. The Condors last played on the road on Nov. 5, 6, and 7 in Stockton. 10 of their next 14 games will be played away from Rabobank Arena.
- When the Condors head to Toledo and Cincinnati, it will be their first trip to the East since the 2007-08 season.
ON THE DOCKET:
The Condors head to the road for four straight games. After Wednesday’s game in Ontario, the Condors will head east for two games against the Toledo Walleye on Friday and Saturday. They finish the road trip on Tuesday, December 7, in Cinicinnati. The Condors will back at home against Stockton on December 10 and Ontario on December 11.
All three games this week can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, online at foxsports970am.com, and on your smartphone through the iheartradio app. Wednesday’s game will be joined in progress following the Lakers game, but can be heard in its entirety on foxsports970am.com and iheartradio. You can also watch all the games streaming live through America One.
The Condors will be back home on December 10 and 11 to play the Stockton Thunder and Ontario Reign, respectively. Friday, Dec. 10 is Makeover Giveaway Night, sponsored by Bright House Networks and Spa Euphoria. Fans 18 and over can register to win a grand prize treatment package including pulse light face treatments and laser hair removal, a value of more than $5,000. Consolation prizes will also be given away.
On Saturday, the Condors are holding the All-Star Classic Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction, courtesy of ABC23, 96.5 Max FM, and American Business Machines. game-worn jerseys previewing the ECHL All-Star Classic to be held in Bakersfield next month, will be auctioned off after the game, plus everyone in attendance has a chance to win one of five to be given away! All proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to the Petroleum Shrine Club.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
RW Pascal Morency – .333 shooting percentage (t-2nd, ECHL)
RW Carter Smith – .227 shooting percentage (t-4th, rookies)
D Jason Lepine – 12 points (8th, defensemen)
D Jason Lepine – 10 assists (t-3rd, defensemen)
Condors – 345 PIM (2nd, ECHL)
Points – RW Stephane Goulet (16)
Goals – RW Stephane Goulet, C Rylan Kaip (8)
Assists -F Andrew Ianiero (11)
PIM – RW Erick Lizon (64)
Plus/Minus – RW Stephane Goulet (+7), D Jason Lepine (+7)
GAA – G Josh Tordjman (2.83)
Wins – G Josh Tordjman (4)
Save Percentage – G Josh Tordjman (.920)
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 $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.