Condors v. Rampage Preview

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors host the San Antonio Rampage on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena at 7 p.m. The first 2,000 kids, 12 and under, will receive a Condors Superhero Cape.
Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers) v. San Antonio Rampage (Colorado Avalanche)
TIME: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 for members / 6 p.m. for general public)
PROMOTION: Condors Superhero Cape Giveaway presented by The Groove 99.3 FM and Three-Way Chevrolet & Cadillac
BROADCAST: Video (AHL Live) |  Radio (Fox Sports 970 AM) | MOBILE (iHeartRadio App – Fox Sports 970)
What’s for dinner?:  Tap Room – Chef’s Stromboli’s // Check out the arena concessions amenitiesmap // Firestone Grill – looking for a a great spot for a pregame meal before heading to the game? Check out Firestone Grill at 3501 California Ave., just outside of downtown Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Condors play their final home game in a five-game home stand against the San Antonio Rampage. Bakersfield is 1-3-0 on the home stand thus far with the lone win coming against the Rampage on Tuesday, 3-2. Bakersfield is 1-3-0 against San Antonio this season with the final matchup in the six-game season series occuring on March 26 in Texas.

Bakersfield struck first and led after one period, both typically signs of a Condors win, but the San Jose Barracuda erased two deficits and struck late in a 4-3 win. LW Rob Klinkhammer had a goal to extend his point streak to seven games. D Dillon Simpson (1g-1a) and RW Tyler Pitlick (1g-1a) each had multi-point nights. G Eetu Laurikainen got the start and made 30 saves on 34 shots.

San Antonio fell to San Diego, 5-1, last night. C Joey Hishon returned to the lineup and had the lone goal for the Rampage. G Reto Berra made his third straight start since being assigned by Colorado.

San Antonio is in the midst of an 11-game road trip spanning from coast-to-coast. What began on Feb. 6 in Cedar Park will finish tomorrow in Stockton and traverse three time zones. The Rampage are 3-5-1 on the trip which is an annual occurrance with the rodeo taking over the AT&T Center. After this weekend, San Anotino heads home on March 4 to take on the Manitoba Moose.

Earlier today G Anders Nilsson was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for G Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 fifth round draft pick. As a result, G Laurent Brossoit was recalled by the Edmonton Oilers and G Ty Rimmer was summoned from Norfolk to Bakersfield.

RW Tyler Pitlick’s multi-point night was his fourth this season… LW Rob Klinkhammer is currently on a seven-game point streak with six goals and four assists for 10 points in that span… G Ty Rimmer won his only start with the Condors this season on Dec. 26 (5-3 v Stockton)… Bakersfield lost for the first time when leading after one period at home (10-1-0-0).

C Mikko Rantanen leads the AHL in rookie scoring with 46 points (19g-27a) in 37 games. He has scored four goals in his last two games against the Condors… D Maxim Noreau is third among blueliners in scoring with 36 points (10g-26a) in 46 games. He leads all d-men with seven power-play goals.

17-Feb D Martin Gernat recalled from Norfolk (ECHL)
17-Feb G Laurent Brossoit assigned to Bakersfield (AHL)
17-Feb G Anders Nilsson recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
17-Feb D Nikita Nikitin recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
21-Feb D Nikita Nikitin assigned to Bakersfield (AHL)
21-Feb D Jordan Oesterle recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
22-Feb C Jujhar Khaira recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
27-Feb G Laurent Brossoit recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
27-Feb G Ty Rimmer recalled by Bakersfield (AHL)