Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and official affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced today the signing of LW Guillaume Lefebvre (gee-OHM luh-FAVE). Lefebvre joins the team immediately and is expected to make his Condors debut on Wednesday.
The native of Amos, Quebec, comes to the Condors with a resume that includes 39 games in the National Hockey League with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Boston. Lefebvre also has skated in over 400 games in the American Hockey League in his 10-year career. The 29 year-old has 59g-72a-131pts and 851 penalty minutes in his AHL career. He was drafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Lefebvre started the 2010-11 season with HC Trinec in the Czech Extraliga but was sidelined by injury, and had not played in any games.
“It feels good to be here in Bakersfield in the nice California weather,” said Lefebvre. “I’m happy to be getting back to playing hockey, going to practice every day, being around the guys and everything. And I’m glad they’ve given me a chance to do that here.”
What Marty says:
“We’re happy to have a player of his character, especially with the injuries we’ve had and the player movement to and from the AHL. He’s going to be a very good player for us.”
Next home game is the ECHL All-Star Classic!
The Condors play four straight games on the road before coming back to Condorstown to host the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and the ECHL All-Stars on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Bakersfield begins the road trip on Wednesday, when they head to Ontario for a 7 p.m. game. That game is followed up with three games in Las Vegas on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday and Saturday’s games start at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday’s game will begin at 2:05 p.m. For more information about the All-Star Classic, visit, www.echallstarclassic.com.
All four games this week can be heard online at foxsports970am.com, and on your smartphone through the iheartradio app. You can also watch the games streaming live through America One. Wednesday’s game will be aired on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM following the Los Angeles Lakers game, which starts at 6 p.m. from Dallas. Both Saturday and Sunday’s game will also be aired on Fox Sports 970 AM.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011, are on sale now. Visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. The Hall of Fame luncheon will also be held on Jan. 26, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.
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.