Condors Weekly: A return to home ice this weekend

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors return from Alaska after three straight setbacks against the first place Aces. Their first win of the season has proven elusive, with a road contest in San Francisco and home games against Las Vegas and Stockton coming up this weekend. The Condors are 0-6-0-1 with one point in the standings.

Alaskan Deep Freeze, – Aces win 6-3, 5-0, 4-0
The Condors three-game jaunt to Anchorage started out brilliantly, as they opened the first game with leads of 2-0 and 3-1, behind goals by D Blake Kessel, D David Musil and F Jordan Knackstedt. But in the second frame Alaska rallied and it was the last time they trailed the entire weekend.
Alaska scored five unanswered goals in Friday’s game to take the 6-3 victory. They came back with two straight shutouts, courtesy of G Laurent Brossoit, en route to the sweep. With G Tyler Bunz still in the American Hockey League, G Paul Karpowich was left to shoulder the load all weekend in the Condors net.
  • The Condors penalty kill went 12-for-13 in the three games in Alaska. Only three teams in the ECHL have been shorthanded more times than the Condors this season.
  • Bakersfield ranks 6th in the ECHL with an average attendance of 5,440.
  • Rookie D David Musil scored his first pro goal Friday night. He was reassigned by the Oilers from Oklahoma City for the weekend.
  • Musil and D Martin Gernat were both reassigned back to Oklahoma City on Monday.
Points: several – 3
Goals: Knackstedt – 2
Assists: several – 2
Penalty Minutes: Steffes – 13
+/-: Neal (pictured), Pageau – +1
GAA: Bunz – 3.39
Save pct: Bunz – .893
This Week:
Friday at San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.  
  • Friday the Condors head to San Francisco for a 7:30 p.m. showdown against the Bulls.
Saturday vs. Las Vegas, 7 p.m. – Star Wars Night
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 is Star Wars Night, sponsored by My45, KERN 1180 and Cal Water.
  • Star Wars characters will be in attendance, posing for pictures in the Condors Photo Booth and walking the concourse.
  • The first 2,000 fans 17 and under will get an Angry Birds Star Wars backpack clip.
Sunday vs. Stockton, 4 p.m. – Gettysburg Address Jersey Off Our Backs/Coat Collection
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 the Condors host Gettysburg Address Jersey Off Our Backs Night, sponsored by KUZZ 107.9 and Bud Light. The jerseys honor the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the auction will benefit Bakersfield ARC.
  • Everyone at the game can win one of five of the game-issued jerseys to be raffled off.
  • It’s also Coat Collection Night, sponsored by Schlumberger. Donate a new or gently used coat and get an upper-level ticket for just $1 (plus arena facility fee). The coats will be donated to the Bakersfield Mission.
Tune In:
  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (, through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” video webcast airs Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m. on, and also audio simulcast on Fox Sports Radio 970.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show airs live every Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.

Get tickets:

Ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are still available and can be had for close to $10 per month. Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.


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