The Bakersfield Condors (6-6-2, 14pts, t-6th) host the Ontario Reign (11-4-1, 23pts, 2nd) on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
Doors open: 6 p.m. (5:45 for Condors365 Members)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors get back to action after two games were postponed due to COVID-19 Protocols (Wednesday @ Stockton, Friday v Henderson). Bakersfield has played just one game in 17 days following five games postponed for various reasons.
Ontario was swept in two, one-goal setbacks in Abbotsford this week. On Wednesday, Martin Frk and Gabe Vilardi each had multi-point games (1g-1a).
WHO ARE THE NEW GUYS?
Matteo Gennaro, Tim Soderlund, and Alex Peters were all called up from the team’s ECHL affiliate in Wichita this week. Gennaro was signed to an AHL deal over the summer and had 15 points (7g-8a) in 14 games with the Thunder. Soderlund played one game with the Condors earlier in the season and had nine points (3g-6a) in eight games with Wichita. Peters is the captain of the Thunder and played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Plymouth and Flint.
GRIFF POWERING UP
Seth Griffith continues to pace the AHL in power-play points with 12 points (4g-8a) on the year.
DEBUTING UP TOP
Markus Niemelainen became the second Condors d-man (Philip Broberg) this year to make his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers. He is the 12th player in four seasons to debut with Edmonton from Bakersfield.
The Condors allow the second fewest shots in the AHL with 24.
UP NEXT: The Condors host Ontario on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. then head out on the road for 11 of 12 games.