Condors Weekly: Road trip to Utah on tap

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors wrapped up a three-game holiday weekend with a 1-2-0 record, picking up a 4-2 win over Colorado on home ice last Friday. The Condors own a 9-26-3-1 record with 22 points in the standings.


Thursday, Jan. 19 @ Utah (6:05 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 20 @ Utah (6:05 p.m.)

WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Friday, Jan. 13

CONDORS 4 vs. Colorado 2
Attn: 4,513

A three-goal second period turned a 1-1 game in a 4-2 Condors victory Friday night. D Alain Goulet, skating as a forward, scored twice and G Bryan Pitton stopped 29 shots. F Casey Pierro-Zabotel and F Robby Dee also added goals in the Condors victory.

Saturday, Jan. 14 
Colorado 3 vs. CONDORS 1
Attn: 4,725
Colorado opened the scoring with a first period goal and an early goal in the second. Bakersfield responded with a tally by D Tyson Gimblett at 5:09, but it’s as close as they got. The Eagles scored a late tally to seal the win.   

Monday, Jan. 16

Colorado 3 vs. CONDORS 1

Bakersfield scored the first goal of the game, with F Tyler Helfrich banging in a rebound out of midair to make it 1-0. Ontario bounced back, however, with three unanswered tallies in the first period. They held off a 15-shot third period from Bakersfield and took the 3-1 victory Monday afternoon.

Keetly returns, Freeman out

The Condors welcomed back G Matt Keetley from Syracuse in the American Hockey League. The goaltender did not play. In other news, leading scorer and rookie sensation RW Scott Freeman was placed on the 21-IR Sunday, and is preparing for minor surgery on a damaged ankle. He is expected to miss approximately a month.
  • F Tyler Helfrich has a four-game point streak. He has (2g-2a) during the streak.
  • F Alex Hudson had his three-game point streak (0g-3a) end Monday.
  • F Evan Trupp had an assist in his Condors debut Monday.
  • F Aaron Lewadniuk had an assist in his first game as a Condor on Friday.
  • D Tyson Gimblett was the eighth Condor to score his first professional goal this season, when he lit the lamp on Saturday.
  • G Matt Keetley has appeared in seven straight games in net.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)
All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated
Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Noon practice
Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Depart for Salt Lake City
Thursday, Jan. 19 – 6:05 p.m. Condors @ Utah Grizzlies
Friday, Jan. 20 – 6:05 p.m. Condors @ Utah Grizzlies
Saturday, Jan. 21 – OFF
Sunday, Jan. 22 – OFF
Monday, Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. practice

Toothbrushes and the ZOOperstars next week
After the Condors road trip this week, they return to host three games: Alaska on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Ontario on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28.

On Friday the first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors Toothbrush, sponsored by Hot Hits 93.1 and Smileworld Dental. On Saturday the ZOOperstars return to Condorstown, featuring the likes of Squidney Crosby, LeBronco James and more, sponsored by ABC23, 101.5 KGFM and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals.



Team Stats
21.23 PIM/Game – 5th
44 major penalties – 2nd
9 shorthanded goals – 1st

League scoring leaders
RW Scott Freeman – 4 shorthanded goals (t-1st)
F Robby Dee – 3 shorthanded goals (t-3rd)

LW Hans Benson – 11 major penalties (t-3rd)

Rookie leaders
RW Scott Freeman – 30 points (t-4th, rookies)
F Robby Dee – 25 points (t-8th, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 15 goals (t-2nd, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 4 game winning goals (t-1st, rookies)
RW Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (t-3rd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett – 85 PIM (2nd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett – 7 major penalties (t-4th, rookies)

Points: RW Scott Freeman, 30
Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 15
Assists: F Robby Dee, 16
PIM: LW Jesse Gimblett, 111
+/-: D Josh Van Dyk, +6
GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.76
Save %: G Matt Keetley, .916
Wins: G Matt Keetley, 6

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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,

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