Evan Trupp Named ECHL Player of the Week

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced today that rookie LW Evan Trupp has been named the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Feb. 6-12.

An impressive week for the Anchorage, AK native saw him tally three times and chip in with three assists for six points as the Condors rolled to a 3-0-0 perfect week. He was +6 on the week.

He shined on Saturday evening in front of 7,757 fans at Rabobank Arena, amassing three points (2g-1a) in regulation and scoring in the shootout as the Condors came from behind to defeat the Las Vegas Wranglers, 4-3. His second goal, in which he scored “lacrosse-style,” from behind the net has garnered over 26,400 views on Condors.TV and received national recognition from Yahoo!. To watch his amazing tally, click here.

Last Wednesday in Utah, Trupp recorded the first “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” of his career. He assisted on the game’s opening goal, scored the second goal of the game, and capped off the evening with his first professional fighting major in the third period.

“He’s a dynamic player who gets the fans out of their seats,” said Condors Head Coach Matt O’Dette. “We knew what he could do all along and the results are starting to show for him. He’s continuing to get better.”

He now has 10 points (3g-7a) in 12 games with Bakersfield since being acquired from the Cincinnati Cyclones on Jan. 12.

The rookie forward played the last four seasons for the University of North Dakota. While with the Fighting Sioux, Trupp scored scored 40 goals and assisted on 68 more for 108 points in 157 games played as an amateur.

Trupp becomes the third Condor this season to receive recognition from the league. RW Scott Freeman was named the ECHL Rookie of the Month for October and RW Tyler Helfrich was named ECHL Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1.

In addition, Condors G Matt Keetley was named runner-up for the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week. The Medicine Hat, AB native went 3-0-0 on the week with a 1.26 GAA and a .961 save-percentage. He recorded 29 saves in a 4-0 shutout of Utah on Wednesday, stopped 28 of 29 shots on Friday in a 2-1 win over Las Vegas, and followed that up with 41 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Wranglers on Saturday.

The Condors drop the puck on a three-game series in Alaska on Friday at 8:05 p.m. Catch all the action, beginning with Condors Countdown at 7:45 p.m. on Fox Sports 970 AM,www.foxsports970am.com, and the iheartradio app. In addition, fans can watch the game through www.americaone.com.

Come see Evan, Matt and the rest of the team at the Condors 13th Annual Tip-A-Condor held at Hooters from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 21. The event has the players serve as waiters, an auction of great memorabilia, and a fantastic evening of fun. Tickets are just $25 and include dinner. They can be purchased at the Condors front office, by calling 324-PUCK (7825), or at Hooters, located at 4208 Rosedale Highway. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kern County Shrine Club.


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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