Condors Weekly – Bakersfield gets in the win column

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors got in the win column over the weekend, while the team battled through three consecutive 2-1 contests. The Condors record is 1-8-0-1 with three points in the standings. On the docket this week is three games in four days, starting with Thursday’s game at 10:30 a.m.

Last Week: Three 2-1 contests
The Condors dropped a pair of 2-1 games on Friday in San Francisco, and Sunday at home against Stockton.
Saturday night Bakersfield jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals by C Joel Broda and RW Jordan Knackstedt, and G Andy Chiodo made it stand with a 20-save win in front of 5,953 fans.
  • G Andy Chiodo (pictured) started all three games over the weekend, surrendering just five goals on 76 shots. His 1.69 goals against average ranks 9th in the ECHL and his .934 save pct ranks 7th. Chiodo joined the team last week and made his debut with the team on Friday in San Francisco. He was a nominee for ECHL Goaltender of the Week.
  • $21,050 was raised for B.A.R.C. through Sunday’s Gettysburg Address Jersey Off Our Backs auction. The top bid was placed by award-winning ESPN personality Keith Olbermann, who featured the jerseys on his show last week.
  • C Joel Broda marked his return from the American Hockey League (with Oklahoma City) with a goal in each of his two games on the weekend. It was the first two games of the season with Bakersfield for Broda, who was named team captain in training camp.
  • Rookie defensemen Joey Leach and Nick Pageau each recorded their first career points with assists over the weekend.
  • D Kyle Haines returned to the lineup Friday after starting the season on injured reserve. He was a +2 on the weekend, which is tied for the team lead.
  • The Condors have killed off 24 of their last 26 shorthanded situations (92.3%) over their last six games. They rank 12th overall in the ECHL at 85.4% on the season.
  • Bakersfield ranks 9th in the ECHL with an average attendance of 5,185.
Points: Knackstedt, Neal – 4
Goals: Knackstedt – 3
Assists: Tremblay, Neal – 3
Penalty Minutes: Abney – 19
+/-: Neal, Pageau, Haines (pictured) – +2
GAA: Chiodo – 1.69
Save pct: Chiodo – .934
This Week:
Thursday vs. Stockton Thunder, 10:30 a.m. – Field Trip/Businesspersons Special Day Game 
  • Thousands of school kids will be in attendance at the game, which features an educational hockey booklet and messages throughout the game.
  • All tickets are just $10 in any seating level.
  • Sponsored by HOT 94.1
Saturday vs. Ontario, 7 p.m. – 49ers vs. Raiders Football Giveaway
  • The first 2,000 fans 17 and under will get their choice between a 49ers or a Raiders youth football. Whichever team runs out first will be crowned the official NFL team of Condorstown.
  • The Oakland Raiderettes will be in attendance, sponsored by Bud Light. They will perform on the ice during intermission and pose for pics in the Condors Photo Booth.
  • Sponsored by Fox Sports Radio 970 AM and Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.
Sunday at Stockton, 4 p.m.
  • The Condors head to Stockton for a 4 p.m. matinee at Stockton Arena.
  • This game is the Condors season ticket holder game. All full and weekender season ticket holders received a complimentary ticket to this road game in their ticket plan. Redeem the voucher found in your ticket books at the Stockton Arena box office.
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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