BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors salvaged a point with an overtime loss on Saturday against the first-place Alaska Aces, but their winless drought continued. The Condors are 5-14-3-0, with 13 points in the Pacific Division standings.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Friday, Dec. 9 vs. Stockton (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 10 at Stockton (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 11 at Stockton (4 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Friday, Dec. 2
Alaska 2 vs. CONDORS 0
G Gerald Coleman stopped 29 Condors shots, while RW Wes Goldie had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Aces to a 2-0 victory over the Condors Friday night. Bakersfield outshot Alaska on the evening, but could get nothing past the Aces netminder, as they were shut out for the second time on the season.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Aces 4 vs. CONDORS 3 (OT)
The Condors rallied in the third, scoring twice to erase a two-goal deficit and force overtime, however, Alaska prevailed by scoring a power play marker in the extra session. F Michael Gergen (pictured), D Erik Burgdoerfer and C Mathew Sisca each lit the lamp for the Condors, who maintained a 33-28 shot advantage in a game that featured plenty of physical play and four different Condors players dropping the gloves.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- F Chris Kushneriuk (pictured), who made his Condors debut Friday night after being acquired from Wheeling, had three assists Saturday night.
- During the Condors winless drought (0-8-2-0), the team has lost by one goal four times and by just two goals four times. Their only losses of three or more goals during this streak have come in Colorado, where they lost 3-0 and 6-3.
- Three players made their Condors debut Friday night: D Tyson Gimblett (signed from the SPHL), C Robby Dee (trade from FLA), F Chris Kushneriuk (trade from WHL).
- G Bryan Pitton has started four consecutive games. Neither he, nor counterpart G Matt Keetley, had previously started more than two straight games.
- In the last five games, the Condors have faced Ontario G Darcy Kuemper twice and Alaska G Gerald Coleman twice. Kuemper is the ECHL leader in goals against average (GAA) at 1.74 and Coleman is third with a 1.98. Coleman also leads the league in wins.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)
All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – 10 a.m. practice
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 10 a.m. practice
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 10 a.m. practice
Friday, Dec. 9 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. game vs. Stockton
Saturday, Dec. 3 – 10 a.m. practice
7:30 p.m. game at Stockton
Sunday, Dec. 4 – 4 p.m. game at Stockton
Monday, Dec. 5 – OFF
Pocoyo in the house Friday night; Stockton showdown this weekend
Don’t miss your chance to bring the kids out to meet Pocoyo, at the Condors game this Friday when they host the Stockton Thunder. Pocoyo will pose for pictures with the kids in the Condors Photo Booth, courtesy of Univision and La Caliente 96.9. It’s only the second meeting of the season between the two rivals.
All full season ticket holders receive tickets to specific road games in Ontario, Las Vegas and Stockton. This Saturday’s contest is the Stockton season ticket holder game. Bring the Stockton game voucher from your season ticket book to the box office at the Stockton Arena on Saturday.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
Team – 5,281 avg attendance (5th)
Team – 5 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)
RW Scott Freeman (above) – 22 points (9th)(2nd among rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 3 shorthanded points [2g, 1a] (t-1st)
RW Scott Freeman – 10 goals (2nd 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 – 66 shots on goal (3rd among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 76 shots on goal (1st among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 19 points (4th among rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 12 assists (t-2nd among rookies)
F Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)
LW Jesse Gimblett – 8 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, 78
+/-: C Mathew Sisca, +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. The box office is open from 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, www.bakersfieldcondors.com.
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