Game preview vs. Idaho – Dec. 29, 2012

Game Preview: Bakersfield vs. Idaho

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. (5:45 for STH); puck drops at 7 p.m.
Promotion: Bakersfield native Jake Varner will hang out in the Condors Photo Booth with his gold medal; the team will wear special Jake Varner Jerseys for a Jerseys Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction. Everyone has a chance to win one of five game-issued jerseys to be given away.
Place: Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, iheartradio app,
Television: none
Webcast: America One,
Tickets: Ticketmaster, Condors office 661-324-PUCK (7825)
The Bakersfield Condors close out the 2012 calendar year with their fifth meeting of the season with the Idaho Steelheads. Bakersfield has already played Idaho the most of any Mountain Division team and will face off with the Steelies in each of their next six contests. Tonight is the conclusion of a three-in-three for Bakersfield and the third game of a four game home stand. vs idaho Conversely, the Steelheads are well-rested, having been off since Dec. 22.

The Condors were swept in two games by the Stockton Thunder on Thursday and Friday, falling by a 6-3 scoreline last night. The Thunder opened the scoring, and tallied four times in the 2nd period to keep their lead safe, while the Condors received goals by F Daniel Koger (shorthanded), C Levi Nelson and D Olivier Dame-Malka. Malka and Nelson also added an assist on the night for multi-point games.

Idaho has had an entire week off, last playing on Saturday, Dec. 22 at home. Las Vegas traveled to Boise and won 2-1 in a shootout. F Austin Smith had the lone regulation tally for the Steelheads as all five shooters were denied in the shootout. G Tyler Beskorowany got the start in between the pipes and made 28 saves on 29 shots.

D Tyson Gimblett fought for a team-leading 10th time last night. Nine of those fights have come at home… C Daniel Koger’s shorthanded tally last night was his second goal as a Condor. It was the fourth shorthanded goal of the season for the Condors… C Levi Nelson (1g-1a) recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season, which leads the team. On three of those occasions, he registered three point evenings.


12/19 D Deron Cousens suspension lifted by team

12/17 F Daniel Koger acquired via trade with South Carolina in exchange for C Robby Dee

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