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CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors have tied an AHL high with eight straight wins and are home on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena at 7 p.m. Great seats start at just $12 ($13 on game day) and can be purchased by clicking here or at the Rabobank Arena box office (opens at 10 a.m.).
PROMOTION DETAILS: The first 2,000 kids, 12 and under, will receive a Condors Youth Jersey featuring Keegan Lowe’s #4 presented by 23ABC, HITS 93.1 FM, and Three-Way Chevrolet. Fans are STRONGLY encouraged to arrive early and purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines.
Please allow extra time for arrival as Rabobank Arena has installed metal detectors at all entrances. Doors open at 6 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for Condors365 Members).
EAT & DRINK
Alfredo & Marinara
Crossbar Craft Beer Pub
The Bakersfield Condors host the Iowa Wild in both teams first games since the AHL All-Star break. It is the third of four meetings between the two after the Condors swept a two-game series in Des Moines back in November.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors swept Tucson to extend their winning streak to eight games with a 3-1 win on Saturday. LW Joe Gambardella scored twice and G Shane Starrett stopped 31 shots for his sixth straight win. Newcomer C Ryan Spooner scored the game winner in his second game with the team since being assigned by Edmonton.
Iowa split their final two games before the break with a 3-0 win in Milwaukee and a 3-1 loss at Rockford. G Andrew Hammond stopped all 31 shots he faced in the victory. D Louis Belpidio scored the lone goal on Saturday in Rockford.
The Condors set an AHL franchise high with their eighth consecutive win on Saturday. It is tied for the longest winning streak in the AHL this season (San Diego: 8).
It was a January to remember for LW Joe Gambardella. The Staten Island, NY native made his NHL debut, was named AHL Player of the Week, and represented the Condors at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic all in the month of January. Last week, he registered six points (4g-2a) including two game-winners for the Condors.
CURRIE AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS
C Josh Currie had 15 points (10g-5a) in 13 January games. His 10 goals was first in the AHL and his 15 points were second in the league.
The Condors have the second most road wins in the AHL with 13… With a +21 goal differential, the Condors sit second in the division in that category… Bakersfield is 24/89 (27.0%) at home on the power play, which is second in the AHL…. G Shane Starrett matched a Condors AHL high with his sixth straight win on Saturday. He is 7-1-3 in his last 11 decisions.
Iowa was represented at the AHL All-Star Classic by Cal O’Reilly and Kappo Kahkonen in addition to the Central’s Head Coach Tim Army.. LW Kyle Rau has nine power play goals… The Wild acquired D Michael Kapla from New Jersey in exchange for D Ryan Murphy during the break… As a team, Iowa is 6th in goals against per game at 2.84.
SCOREBOARD WATCHING (Feb 1)
Colorado (5th) @ Tucson (3rd)
Ontario (7th) @ San Diego (2nd)
San Jose (1st) @ Stockton (6th)
2/1 – C Brad Malone recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
1/31 – D Jared Wilson recalled from Wichita (ECHL)
1/23 – C Ryan Spooner assigned from Edmonton (NHL)