Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced C Pete Zingoni and C Joel Broda have been reassigned to the team from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Zingoni, 29, is in his seventh pro season after a four-year career at Providence College. The majority of his professional experience has come in the AHL with Syracuse, Philadelphia, Norfolk and Houston. The Bridgeport, Conn., native has posted 55 goals and 97 points in 224 AHL contests, including a career-best 20 goal, 38-point campaign in 2007-08. He also skated with Trenton in the ECHL and spent the 2004-05 season overseas in Finland and Germany as well. Zingoni was an eighth round selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2000. He has skated in just one game this season with Houston, after missing the first 25 games of the season to injury.
Broda, 21, is in his rookie season in the pro ranks, and has skated in 18 games with the Aeros thus far, recording seven points (5g-2a). He wrapped up a successful junior career in the Western Hockey League last season with a WHL championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup. He tallied 39 goals in the regular season and added a league-best 13 goals in 23 playoff games with the Calgary Hitmen. It was his third consecutive season of 30 or more goals. He was named a 2nd team WHL All-Star in 2008-09 when he led the league with 53 goals with Moose Jaw and Calgary. Broda was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
In other transactions, the Condors today released F Mark Magnowski and F Carter Smith.
Injured players expected to return
Three sidelined Condors are expected to make their return to the lineup this weekend. LW J.D. Corbin, RW Pascal Morency and RW Bobby Robins have each spent at least 26 days already on the Injured Reserve. Morency last played on Nov. 12 against Utah when he scored two goals to lead a Condors comeback win but left injured in the third period. Corbin last played on Oct. 22 in Utah, leaving in the second period after being hit from behind, head-first into the boards. And Robins hasn’t played since injuring his hand in a fight during the preseason game in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. All three are eligible to be activated and could play this weekend.
The Condors are back at home for a two-game set Dec. 10 and 11. Friday’s game is Make Over Giveaway Night, including a grand prize package worth over $5,000, and consolation prizes as well, sponsored by Bright House Networks and Spa Euphora. On Saturday, Dec. 11 the Condors will wear special All-Star Classic jerseys for a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle & Auction to benefit the Petroleum Shrine Club, sponsored by ABC23, 96.5 Max FM and American Business Machines.
Tickets to the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, slated for January 26 in Bakersfield, are on sale now. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, and fundraising options are available as well, allowing organizations to make up to $10 for every ticket sold for their non-profit. Contact the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.
Individual tickets are on sale 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.