Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced their Opening Night roster. Opening Night will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Rabobank Arena. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the drop of the puck at 7 p.m.
The Condors have three players that are with the team, but have not yet been added to the roster. Last season’s leading scorer, F Stephane Goulet, is back in town but is not yet activated. Two players acquired through trade, C Jean-Philipp Chabot and D Joey Ryan have joined the team, but also have not yet been added to the active roster.
Two players will start the season on the 21-day IR. F Bobby Robins injured his hand in the first period of the Condors preseason game on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas, and D Jean-Francois David sustained an upper body injury while attending training camp with the Houston Aeros.
The roster features three players who are under contract with the Aeros: F Rylan Kaip, D Jean-Francois David, and G Josh Tordjman. The Condors have 8 rookies (four forwards and four defensemen) on the roster and two veterans.
The full roster is listed below:
Jean-Marc Beaudoin (R)
Adam Chorneyko (R)
Karl Gagne (R)
Andrew Ianiero (V)
Bobby Robins (21-day IR)
Carter Smith (R)
Erik Burgdoerfer (R)
Jean-Francois David (V) (21-day IR)
Antonin Manavian (R)
Sebastian Strom (R)
Yan Turcotte (R)
Only 2 days remain until Opening Night on October 16 vs. the Las Vegas Wranglers! The first 3,000 fans age 5 and older through the doors will receive a 3′ x 5′ Pacific Division Championship Banner. 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 or to reserve your ticket package today, and click here for the full schedule.