https://www.bakersfieldcondors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018_02_24_Small.jpg 300 600 condors /_media/logo_1819.png condors2018-02-24 07:52:362018-02-24 07:52:36GAME PREVIEW: Condors Blackout Cancer v Ontario
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (21-20-7-1, .510, 50pts) host the Ontario Reign (25-19-3-1, .563, 54pts) in a crucial Pacific Division matchup on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena at 7 p.m. It is Blackout Cancer / $5 Frenzy Youth Jersey night as the team will wear specialty jerseys to be auctioned for charity and fans can purchase Josh Currie youth jerseys for just $5 each. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Three-Way Chevrolet Alumni Game, free with a Condors game ticket. Arrive early to ensure you get your hands on these blackout jerseys. Presented by 23 ABC, 98.5 The Fox, and Dignity Health.
Great seats start at just $12, click here to purchase. Check out the all-new Ice Level Lounge, free with a lower level ticket; watch the video here.
PROMOTION DETAILS: Purchase up to two #18 Josh Currie blackout jerseys (Y-XS, Y-M, Y-XL) for just $5 each; Condors365 Members can purchase two for just $5 total; the team will wear specialty jersey with proceeds from the auction benefiting the Kern County Cancer Fund; fans are encouraged to wear black tonight and fill out an “I FIGHT FOR” placard at the game for a second period presentation; presented by 23 ABC, 98.5 The Fox, and Dignity Health
**Doors will open at 5 p.m. tonight for the Three-Way Chevrolet Alumni Game and youth jerseys will be on sale at that time.**
The Bakersfield Condors look for their third straight win in February against the Ontario Reign. Bakersfield is 4-1-0 overall against Ontario after a weekend home-and-home sweep two weekends ago.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors won their second straight last night with a 4-1 win over San Jose. C Josh Currie had three points (1g-2a), C Grayson Downing scored the game-winner, and G Laurent Brossoit stopped 20 shots for his sixth victory of the season. Bakersfield’s power play went 3/8 in the win.
Ontario had last night off after a 5-2 home win against San Jose on Wednesday. C Brett Sutter and RW Justin Auger each had a goal and assist. G Cal Petersen stopped 19 of 21 shots for his 14th win in his rookie season.
Five of the Condors final 19 games (26.3%) of the regular season are against Ontario.
The Condors begin the night five points behind Stockton for the fourth playoff spot in the Pacific Division. An average of 75 points has qualified for postseason action the past two seasons. On that pace, the Condors would need 26 points in their final 19 games or a .684%.
SECOND HALF GUY
After a slow start to the season, C Josh Currie leads all Condors in scoring since December 1. He has 24 points (10g-14a) in his last 29 games and his 17 assists this season are a personal AHL high. His 36 points last season were a career high.
C Josh Currie (5g-4a) and RW Ty Rattie (4g-5a) each have nine points over their last six games… D Dillon Simpson is on a three-game point and assist streak with four assists in three games… C Grayson Downing has goals in consecutive games… D Ethan Bear has a three-game point streak (2g-1a)… The Condors power play scored three times in a game for the first time this season. Over the past six games, Bakersfield’s power play is 11/34 (32.3%) with a goal in five of those six contests… LW Zach O’Brien and D Eric Gryba each play their 200th AHL games tonight.
Los Angeles acquired F Tobias Rieder and G Scott Wedgewood from Arizona in exchange for G Darcy Keumper earlier this week. Wedgewood was placed on waivers and G Jack Campbell was recalled by the Kings… LW Matt Moulson is sixth in the AHL in scoring since December 1 with 32 points (10g-22a) in 19 games… D Kurtis MacDermid was +4 on Wednesday against San Jose.
2/22 – G Shane Starrett reassigned to Wichita (ECHL)
2/21 – G Laurent Brossoit assigned to Bakersfield
2/17 – D Keegan Lowe assigned to Bakersfield
KEY MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Milwaukee @ Texas (3rd)
San Antonio (6th) @ Tucson
Stockton (4th) – idle