CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors and Head Coach Matt O’Dette today announced that F Evan Trupp has been dealt to the Alaska Aces in exchange for F Shawn Skelly and D Chris Haltigin.
Skelly, 26, burst onto the ECHL scene with the Aces after starting the season as a point-per-game player in the Southern Professional Hockey League. After posting 17 goals and 30 points in 31 games in the SPHL, he earned a contract with the Aces, where he continued to produce. Skelly notched seven goals and 14 points in just 19 games, and his +10 ranks fourth on the Aces. The 5-10, 190-pound winger had 20 goals and 46 points in 52 games with the SPHL’s Mississippi Surge last season as well, his first in the pro ranks, and he dominated the D-III college ranks, posting 229 points with 102 goals in 113 career games.
Haltigin (HALL-ti-gin), 25, is in his rookie campaign and has 11 points (3g-8a) in 46 games, with a +1 and just 18 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 205-pound blueliner played four seasons collegiately at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he twice cracked the 20-point barrier and also posted an 11-goal campaign as a sophomore, ranking 6th in the entire nation for goals by a defenseman. He was named RIT’s best defenseman his senior season.
Trupp put up 27 points (5g-22a) in 60 games.
ZOOperstars & Bobbleheads this weekend!
The Condors return home this weekend for a pair of matches against the Pacific Division leading Ontario Reign. Friday, Mar. 8 they welcome the ZOOperstars – featuring Bear Bonds, Squidney Crosby, Tim Tebull, Peyton Manatee and more – sponsored by 101.5 KGFM and Dignity Health. On Saturday, Mar. 9 the first 2,000 fans 12 and under will get a dual bobblehead of goaltending tandem Scott Greenham and Brian Stewart, sponsored by Fox Sports 970 AM and Three-Way Chevrolet-Cadillac.
Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, www.foxsports970am.com or on America One. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes before the drop of the puck.
RENEWALS ARE UNDERWAY!
Renew your season tickets today and take advantage of great benefits, such as the Meet The Team Renewal Party and the dollar-a-day merch credit! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK (7825) and speak with your ticket representative, or visit the ST renewal page on the website.