Condors shutdown Wranglers 1-0
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – G Josh Tordjman’s 30 save effort backstopped the Bakersfield Condors (21-18-1-0, 43pts) to a 1-0 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers (24-11-2-1, 51pts) in front of 5,109 fans on Saturday Night at the Orleans Arena.
The Condors took the lead when LW Brad Snetsinger tallied his thirteenth goal of the season, tucking a shot around G Michael Ouzas. The Condors held the 1-0 lead going into the second period.
G Josh Tordjman maintained the Condors lead in the middle frame, stopping F Greg Collins on a breakaway. Bakersfield continued to lead 1-0 after the second, despite throwing 18 shots at the Wranglers net. Tordjman stopped all 11 shots thrown at him in the third period as well, finishing with a 30 save shutout effort on the night.
G Josh Tordman started his first game for Bakersfield since being reassigned to the club from Houston (AHL). He stopped 30 shots for his third shutout of the year… F Bobby Robins served the final game of a four-game ECHL suspension… D Brendan Milnamow was traded to Utah today to complete a future considerations trade that brought Brad Snetsinger to Bakersfield… Power plays: BAK: 0/3, LV: 0/4… Three Stars: 1. J. Tordjman (BAK); 2. B. Snetsinger (BAK); 3. M. Ouzas (LV).
The Condors finish off a three-in-three set against Vegas with a 2:05 p.m start tomorrow. They return home to host the ECHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday, Jan. 26, when they take on a team of ECHL All-Stars.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic are on sale now. Entourage star Kevin Connolly and World Series pitcher Colby Lewis will both be in the house. During pregame and the first intermission, there will be a skills competition as well. Also, the first 2,000 kids, age 12 and under, will receive All-Star Classic Ceral Bowls! Mini plans are available as well; visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.
The Fan Fest, presented by Bank of the Sierra, takes place Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, located at 801 Truxtun Ave. This event is SOLD OUT!
The Hall of Fame Luncheon, presented by the Bakersfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and BFL Canada, features keynote speaker Dave Poulin, who is a former NHL All-Star and the Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and inducts the fourth class of players, officials and builders into the ECHL Hall of Fame. Tickets are $40 for an individual, and $250 for a table of seven, and every table will be joined by an All-Star participant. The HOF Luncheon is from Noon – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. This event is expected to sell out, only a few tables remain at press time. Call (661) 324-PUCK (7825) for tickets.
Individual Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 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.