PROMOTION: Teddy Bear Toss presented by Eyewitness News, KERN 1180, & Three-Way Chevrolet-Cadillac. Fans are encouraged to bring two stuffed animals to the game and throw them on the ice after the Condors first goal. Over 103,000 bears have been collected! They will be collected and donated to the United Way of Kern County. The Rabobank Arena box office opens at noon and fans are strongly encouraged to get their tickets prior to tonight to avoid missing the biggest goal of the year!
Steak tips (sherry demi-glace)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Angus Beef Sliders
Fried Mozz Sticks
Starts at 6 p.m. in the Club and Tap Rooms
The Bakersfield Condors host the San Diego Gulls for the first of eight meetings on the season. Bakersfield went 6-2-3-1 last season against San Diego and was 4-1-1-0 on home ice against the Gulls. Four of the Gulls’ six wins came after regulation with three overtime victories and one shootout win against the Condors.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield fell in San Jose last night, 4-1, in a game they led after one period. D David Musil scored in the first period for his first goal of the season, but the Barracuda equalized in the second frame, and scored three times in the third period for the win. The Condors beat San Jose on home ice on Tuesday by a 3-1 count with C Josh Currie scoring the game-winner in the third period.
San Diego had two games in Tucson postponed earlier this week. They were last in action on home ice last weekend went they swept San Jose, including a 4-0 shutout of the Barracuda on Saturday. LW Zac Larrazza had a goal and assist and G Matt Hackett made 37 saves for the shutout.
700 GAMES FOR FLEMING
Tonight, Condors Head Coach Gerry Fleming coaches his 700th regular season game as a head coach with time spent in the ECHL and AHL. Fleming began his professional coaching career in Tallahassee with the Tiger Sharks before moving on to the Florida Everblades. While in Estero for seven seasons, Fleming guided the team to back-to-back Kelly Cup Finals appearances in 2004 and 2005. In 2008-09 he joined the Oilers organization as an assistant coach in Springfield, before becoming head coach in Oklahoma City in 2014-15.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS
The Condors 18th annual Teddy Bear Toss is tonight as 103,475 teddy bears have been donated to local charity since its inception. Condors RW Ryan Hamilton scored the goal a season ago and will attempt to become just the second Condors player all-time to score back-to-back Teddy Bear Toss goals. Condors winger Paul Rosebush accomplished the feat in 2002 and 2003.
RW Taylor Beck is t-4th in the AHL in scoring with 17 points (6g-11a)… San Jose’s third period power play goal snapped a streak of 26 straight penalty kills for the Condors over the last seven games. The Condors are fourth in the league in PK% at 87.5%… D David Musil has three points (1g-2a) over his last two games… G Nick Ellis is 7th among AHL netminders in save percentage at .931.
Since being swept in Stockton, 6-1 and 7-3 to begin the month of November, the Gulls have won four straight… RW Corey Tropp, who was acquired by the Ducks organization in a trade last season has points in five straight games (2g-4a)… D Brandon Montour is t-6th among blueliners with 12 points (4g-8a) in 12 games.
11/19 – C Anton Lander assigned by Edmonton (NHL)