Erick Lizon signs PTO with Worcester
Tough guy gets his first crack at the AHL
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today that RW Erick Lizon has signed a PTO with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.
Lizon, 25, has appeared in 23 games so far this season and has accumulated a league-leading 117 PIM. Lizon is second in the league in major penalties with 9, all for fighting. He has also picked up four points on two goals and two assists, with his most recent goal serving as the game winner on December 1, when the Condors defeated the Ontario Reign 5-4. Last season Lizon’s total of 204 PIM was the highest for the Condors since the 2003-04 season, when “Nasty” Jon Mirasty recorded 358.
Lizon has played 194 professional games, spread out over four seasons among the UHL, CHL, and ECHL. In those games, he has 523 PIM, and 34 points (13g-21a). Lizon’s call-up to Worcester is the first of his career. The Sharks are the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, and play three games this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in Connecticut, Bridgeport, and Manchester, respectively.
Tickets to the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic make a great stocking stuffer! Slated for January 26 in Bakersfield, All-Star tickets are on sale now individually at the box office and are also included in the new Holiday 4-Pack (starting at just $31). Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, and fundraising options are available as well, allowing organizations to make up to $10 for every ticket sold for their non-profit. Contact the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.
The Condors will back on home ice for back-to-back games against the Stockton Thunder immediately following Christmas day. On Sunday, December 26, the Condors will be giving away Lunchbox Tins to the first 2,000 kids ages 12 and under, sponsored by ABC23, La Preciosa 105.3, and American Business Machines. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the drop of the puck at 6 p.m. The following night is High School and College ID Night, courtesy of My 45 and 92.5 La Campesina. All high school and college students can get $1.00 admission by presenting their student ID. Monday’s game is back at the usual time, with the doors open at 6 p.m. and the drop of the puck at 7 p.m.
Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $31! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.