The Bakersfield Condors (20-11-4-3, 47pts. .618%, 3rd place) host the Stockton Heat (27-8-3-1, 58pts, .744%, 1st place) at 7 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. It is the final game of an already successful homestand for the Condors, who are 4-2 in their last six on home ice.
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This is the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams with Bakersfield going 0-1-2 through the first three. Including tonight, the teams will meet five times between now and March 16, a span of 25 days.
CRACKNELL COMES BACK FROM BEIJING
A quick turnaround for Adam Cracknell who was added to the roster today after representing Team Canada at the Olympics in Beijing the past month. He has not played for the Condors since Jan. 23 in San Jose and has 23 points (9g-14a) in 28 games this season.
Vinny Desharnais is t-3rd in the AHL at +19 on the season.
Seth Griffith’s 26.6% shooting percentage is 2nd in the AHL. He has scored on 17 of 64 shots. Overall, he is currently fourth in the AHL scoring race with with 46 points (17g-29a) in 34 games.
Brad Malone scored on the power play on Wednesday, his 7th PPG of the season. Over his last 10 games, the captain has 11 points (3g-8a).
Bakersfield is 12-5-1 on home ice this season and 4-2 on the current 7-game homestand.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The Condors and Heat previously postponed game on Friday, Jan. 14 has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in Bakersfield.
ON THE OTHER END
Stockton is 6-3-1 in its last 10 and has been off since a shootout win over Ontario last Saturday. Goaltender Dustin Wolf leads the AHL in wins with 20 and his .928 save percentage is 2nd among goalies. Rookie Jakob Pelletier is fourth in the AHL rookie scoring race with 37 points (14g-23a) in 38 games.