Condors Weekly: Hoping for an end to November woes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors struggles continued last week, with the team dropping all three games played, including a pair of one-goal losses. The Condors are 5-13-2-0, with 12 points, trailing Stockton and Ontario by seven points in the Pacific Division standings.

Friday, Dec. 2 vs. Alaska (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 3 vs. Alaska (7 p.m.)

WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Alaska 4 vs. CONDORS 3 (OT)
Attn: 3,480

The Condors took a 2-0 lead into the third period, on goals by C Mathew Sisca and LW Matt Marquardt. But the Aces came storming back to tie it early in the third. Sisca notched his second of the night to regain the lead for the Condors, but former Condor RW Dan Kissel once again tied the game for Alaska. The Aces iced the game with a goal by F Gary Nunn in overtime.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Ontario 4 vs. CONDORS 2
Attn: 8,776

The Condors annual Teddy Bear Toss Night was full of scoring opportunities for Bakersfield, but it was Ontario jumping out to a 3-0 lead. RW Scott Freeman brought the big moment out for the home fans with a shorthanded tally in the third. D Justin Pender made it a one-goal game a couple minutes later, but the Reign added a late tally to put it out of reach.

Sunday, Nov. 27
ONTARIO 2 vs. Condors 1
A pair of power play goals for Ontario – one early in the first period and the other in the third – gave them a 2-0 lead over Bakersfield, and they held on for the narrow win. The Condors scored with just over a minute left after pulling the goaltender for an extra attacker while on a 5-on-3 power play. D Justin Pender had the goal, but they couldn’t tally the equalizer.


  • The Condors crowd of 8,776 on Saturday was their largest crowd since Nov. 28, 2009.
  • RW Scott Freeman’s shorthanded goal Saturday was his second of the season. The Condors are tied for the league lead with five shorthanded goals on the season.
  • D Justin Pender (right) scored in back-to-back games over the weekend, his first points as a Condor.
  • F Tyler Helfrich made his Condors debut last Tuesday, after being acquired in a trade from Gwinnett.
  • The Condors have scored twice this season when pulling their goalie for an extra attacker.
  • Bakersfield scored just two first period goals in 13 games during the month of November.
  • The Condors have tied the team record for consecutive games without a win, at eight (0-7-1-0). The mark had been reached twice previously, in 1998-99 and 1999-00.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)
All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated
Tuesday, Nov. 29 – 10 a.m. practice
Wednesday, Nov. 30 – 10 a.m. practice
Thursday, Dec. 1 – 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. game vs. Alaska
Saturday, Dec. 3 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. game vs. Alaska
Sunday, Dec. 4 – OFF
Monday, Dec. 5 – 10 a.m. practice

Bobblehead T-Shirts and Captain America this week
The Condors host a pair of games against the Alaska Aces this weekend. On Friday the first 2,000 fans 12 and under will get a Bobblehead T-shirt, sponsored by Bright House Networks, Kelly 95.3 and Gotta Go Bail Bonds.

On Saturday, we welcome Captain America to Condorstown, presented by The Groove 99.3 and Diamond Technologies. He’ll hang out with fans and pose for pictures in the Condors Photo Booth. After the game, hit the ice for a free skate with the Condors! Fans may bring their own skates to the game; limited skate rental is available for $5. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m., both nights.

Team – 5,381 avg attendance (4th)
Team – 19.75 penalty minutes per game (4th)
Team – 5 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)
RW Scott Freeman (above) – 22 points (4th)(1st among rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 2 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)
RW Scott Freeman – 12 assists (t-2nd among rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 3 game winning goals (1st among rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 67 shots on goal (1st among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 66 shots on goal (2nd among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 18 points (4th among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 12 assists (t-2nd among rookies)
F Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)
LW Matt Marquardt – 78 shots on goal (t-4th)
LW Matt Marquardt – 5 power play goals (t-3rd)
LW Hans Benson – 7 fighting majors (t-5th)

Points: RW Scott Freeman, 22
Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 10
Assists: C Mathew Sisca/RW Scott Freeman, 12
PIM: LW Jesse Gimblett, 71
+/-: C Mathew Sisca/RW Scott Freeman +6
GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.80
Save %: G Matt Keetley, .917
Wins: G Matt Keetley, 3

Holiday 4-Pack Plans are a great gift for those that like to have fun and need the perfect stocking stuffer for the Holidays! Plans start at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.

Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office holiday hours open at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. And 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game days. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, visit the online home of the Condors,

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