The Bakersfield Condors and Tucson Roadrunners conclude their six-game season series on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena tonight at 7 p.m. Bakersfield is 4-0-1 against the Roadrunners this season, but Tucson has won nine of the last 13 meetings in Bakersfield.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
PROMOTION: $2 BEER NIGHT presented by Eyewitness News and Sunny 105.3 FM. Enjoy Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer for just $2 through the end of the first intermission. Cameron “The King of Cheer” Hughes will be on hand for a book signing at 6 p.m. and player designed pet jars will be silent auctioned on the concourse to benefit the Kern County Animal Services.
Colorado plays the penultimate game of their season tonight at home against Ontario. Abbotsford, who the Condors will see on Tuesday, is in Stockton.
Adam Cracknell scored his 19th of the season on Wednesday and has 11 points (6g-5a) and is +12 in eight April games. He could become the Condors third 20-goal scorer of the season, a feat only accomplished in one other year for Bakersfield.
BENNY BRINGS IT
Tyler Benson has been good in the month of April, notching six points (3g-3a) in eight games. He scored his third of the year on Wednesday against San Jose.
GRIFF HEATS UP
Seth Griffith has 10 points (3g-7a) during his four-game point streak. He is fourth overall in league scoring with 75 points on the year.
The Condors went 6/7 on the PK Wednesday and have now killed off 42 of their last 47 power plays (89.7%).
DOWN THE HALL
Tucson is led by the return of Matias Maccelli. The rookie has 55 points (14g-41a), fifth among all first-year players despite spending significant time in the NHL with Arizona.