Condors Weekly: Three games on home ice this week

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors went 1-1 last week on a trip to Utah against the Grizzlies, including a thrilling 1-0 shutout win on Friday night. Bakersfield is 10-27-3-1 on the season with 24 points in the standings.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 vs. Alaska (7 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 27 vs. Ontario (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Ontario (7 p.m.)

WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Thursday, Jan. 19

UTAH 6 vs. Condors 3

With the game tied 3-3 and less than eight minutes  remaining in regulation, F Paul McIlveen scored three times to complete a four-game night and double up the Condors. F Robby Dee, LW Jesse Gimblett and D/F Alain Goulet scored for the Condors.

Friday, Jan. 20
Condors 1 vs. UTAH 0
G Bryan Pitton made 38 saves, including 21 in the third period alone, for his first shutout of the season, and the Condors pulled out of Utah with a 1-0 victory on Friday. C Aaron Lewadniuk scored his first goal as a Condor in the win.


  • The last time the Condors won 1-0 was almost a year ago to the day, Jan. 22, 2011 at Las Vegas.
  • F Robby Dee scored his first career American Hockey League goal for the Abbotsford Heat Saturday night. He had two shots on goal in his AHL debut Friday night.
  • G Bryan Pitton’s last shutout came on Nov 5, 2010, when he made 19 saves in a victory over the Condors (as a member of the Stockton Thunder).
  • In the month of January, Pitton is 2-2 with a 2.03 goals against average and a .935 save percentage. He has stopped 117 of 125 shots faced in the four games.
  • Pitton and G Matt Keetley have combined for 80 saves in their two shutouts this season.
  • D Erik Burgdoerfer played in his 100th game Friday.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)
All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated
Monday, Jan. 23 – 10 a.m. practice (Bakersfield Ice Sports Center)
Tuesday, Jan. 24 – 10 a.m. practice (BISC)
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. vs. Alaska Aces
Thursday, Jan. 26 – 11 a.m. practice
6 – 7 p.m. “Condors Insider” (Fox Sports Radio 970AM)
Friday, Jan. 27 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. vs. Ontario Reign
Saturday, Jan. 28 – 10 a.m. practice
7 p.m. vs. Ontario Reign
Sunday, Jan. 29 – OFF

Toothbrushes and the ZOOperstars
The Condors return to home ice to host three games this week: 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 Whale Gretzky, LeBronco James and more, sponsored by ABC23, 101.5 KGFM and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals.

Team Stats

21.34 PIM/Game – 4th
47 major penalties – 2nd
9 shorthanded goals – t-1st
League scoring leaders
RW Scott Freeman – 4 shorthanded goals (2nd)
RW Scott Freeman – 5 shorthanded points (t-1st)
F Robby Dee – 3 shorthanded goals (t-3rd)
LW Hans Benson – 12 major penalties (t-3rd)
Rookie leaders
RW Scott Freeman – 30 points (5th, rookies)
F Robby Dee – 26 points (t-9th, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 15 goals (2nd, rookies)
F Robby Dee – 14 goals (3rd, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 4 game winning goals (t-1st, rookies)
RW Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (t-3rd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett – 92 PIM (2nd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett – 8 major penalties (t-2nd, rookies)

Points: RW Scott Freeman, 30
Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 15
Assists: F Tyler Helfrich, 17
PIM: LW Hans Benson, 116
+/-: D Josh Van Dyk, +7
GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.91
Save %: G Matt Keetley, .911
Wins: G Matt Keetley, 6

Pick-4 Plans are perfect for Condors fans on the go – enjoy the benefits of being a season ticket holder, and pick the four games that you can make it out to! 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,

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