Bakersfield, Calif. –The Bakersfield Condors played host to the Idaho Steelheads and Las Vegas Wranglers this past weekend at Rabobank Arena and came away with two points after a victory over the Steelheads on Friday night and a loss to Las Vegas on Saturday. Bakersfield currently holds the second spot in the ECHL’s Pacific Division with a record of 3-3-1-0, 7 pts. The brief home stint is complete as the team jets up to Alaska for three games.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Wednesday Nov. 2 @ Alaska (8:15 p.m.)
Friday Nov. 4 @ Alaska (8:15 p.m.)
Saturday Nov. 5 @ Alaska (8:15 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Friday October 28
CONDORS 5 vs. Idaho 3
C Mathew Sisca (left) scored his first professional goal as the Condors raced out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back in a 5-3 victory over the Idaho Steelheads. RW Scott Freeman scored twice in the second period, including a shorthanded penalty shot for his fifth and sixth goals of the season. G Matt Keetley earned the victory making 26 saves on 29 shots.
Saturday October 29
Las Vegas 4 vs. CONDORS 1
Bakersfield was shorthanded nine times, surrendered three unanswered goals and fell to the Las Vegas Wranglers, 4-1. Mathew Sisca tallied for the second game in a row.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- RW Scott Freeman is sixth in the ECHL in scoring with 10 points.
- Freeman is tied for second in the league in goals scored with six.
- Freeman leads all rookies in scoring (10) and is tied for first in goals (6).
- Freeman had a six-game point streak (6g, 4a) snapped in the loss to Las Vegas.
- D Jimmy Martin had a three-game point streak (0g, 3a) snapped in the win over Idaho.
- Mathew Sisca is on a two-game goal scoring streak after scoring his first two professional goals over the weekend.
- Kevin Lohry made his season debut over the weekend after he was activated off of injured reserve.
- LW Hans Benson (right) has recorded the team’s three fighting majors this season after dropping the gloves with Chris Hepp on Friday night.
- The three goals the Condors scored in the first period on Friday against Idaho was the most in one period this season for the team.
- The Condors have surrendered just one power-play goal in 22 chances (95.5%).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“The first period is how we have to play, but obviously we need to play that way in the second and the third too,” said Matt O’Dette following the team’s 5-3 victory over the Idaho Steelheads on Friday. The Condors tallied three times in the first period en route to a 5-3 win.
Monday, Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. practice (Rabobank Arena)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 – 7 a.m. departure for Alaska
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – 8:15 p.m. game at Alaska
Friday, Nov. 4 – 8:15 p.m. game at Alaska
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 8:15 p.m. game at Alaska
Sunday, Nov. 6 – noon, return from Alaska
ON THE DOCKET:
Bakersfield hits the road for three games in Alaska, beginning on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:15 p.m. Catch all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, www.foxsports970am.com, or on the iheartradio app on your smartphone.
Saturday’s game, beginning at 8:15 p.m. is also the “Condors Game of the Week” on SoCal’s Sports Monster, Fox Sports Radio 610 AM Lancaster, www.foxsports610.com.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
Condors – 5,350 avg attendance (5th, ECHL)
RW Scott Freeman – 10 points (6th, ECHL; 1st, Rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 6 goals (t-2nd, ECHL; t-1st, Rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 4 assists (t-4th, ECHL)
RW Scott Freeman – 2 power play goals (t-3rd, ECHL)
RW Scott Freeman – 2 game-winning goals (t-2nd, ECHL)
C Mathew Sisca – 6 points (t-9th, Rookies)
G Bryan Pitton – 145 saves (5th, ECHL)
Points: RW Scott Freeman, 10
Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 6
Assists: C Mathew Sisca/RW Scott Freeman/LW Jesse Gimblett, 4
PIM: LW Hans Benson, 19
+/-: D Jimmy Martin/C Casey Pierro-Zabotel, +3
GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.68
Save %: G Bryan Pitton, .912
Wins: G Matt Keetley, 2
Ticket packages, starting as low as $48, are on sale now by calling the Condors front office. Special group rates are available for just a minimum of 10 people (advanced purchase required). Reserve your group or party today by calling 324-PUCK (7825).
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on 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 $48! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.
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