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.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
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.
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.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- 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.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
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)
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
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