Condors vs. Las Vegas TONIGHT – Game Preview

Game Preview: Bakersfield vs. Las Vegas
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for season ticket holders); puck drops at 7 p.m.
Promotion: Star Wars Night – the first 2,000 fans 17 and under get a free Angry Birds Star Wars backpack clip, sponsored by My 45, KERN 1180 AM and Cal Water.
Place: Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports Radio 970 / iHeartRadio / click here
Webcast: America One,
Tickets: Ticketmaster , Condors office 661-324-PUCK (7825)
The Condors return to home ice after a four-game road trip that saw the team stumble in losses in Anchorage (three games) andSan Francisco (last night). This is their first meeting of the season against their cross-desert rivals, in a 10-game season series. Bakersfield will host six of the 10 games on the docket.

The Condors dropped a 2-1 decision on the road in San Francisco against the Bulls in their home opener. D Wes Cunningham had Bakersfield’s only goal on the night, with F Michael Neal picking up his team-high third assist on the tally. G Andy Chiodo made his team debut, stopping 32 shots in his first action of the season.

The Condors welcomed not one, but two new goaltenders to the squad this weekend. Andy Chiodo, 30, made his debut last night for Bakersfield, stopping 32 of 34 shots. The former Pittsburgh Penguin has spent six of the last seven seasons in Europe. G Chet Pickard joins the club today as well, assigned by the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Pickard also spent last season in Europe, but the previous three between the AHL and ECHL.

Last season, the Condors used only two goaltenders the entire campaign, and only four goalies have started a game for Bakersfield over the last two seasons.

The Condors have killed off 17 of their last 18 shorthanded situations, dating back to their game on Oct. 26 vs. Florida… F Tyler Brenner had a team season-high six shots in last night’s contest in San Francisco… The Condors have begun a 13-game, 30 day stretch, in which they will only play against division opponents. They play Las Vegas three times, Ontario three times, San Fran three times and Stockton four times… Four of the Condors 11 goals have been scored by defensemen.


11/9 – C Joel Broda added to the roster
G Chet Pickard assigned by Oklahoma City (AHL)
F Spencer Bennett signed
G Paul Karpowich released
11/8 – D Blake Kessel traded to Orlando for future considerations
11/7 – G Andy Chiodo signed
Come to Condorstown hungry and check out what’s for dinner tonight.
Tap Room – Pasta Bar (2 types of pasta, marinara, alfredo), meatballs
Club Room – Carved roast beef, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, sauteed green beans, house salad, gravy

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