CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors dropped a pair of one-goal games to the Stockton Thunder last weekend – including Saturday’s shootout loss – and now prepare to host the Colorado Eagles this weekend. The Condors own a record of 8-24-3-1 with 20 points on the season.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Friday, Jan. 13 vs. Colorado (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Colorado (7 p.m.)
Monday, Jan. 16 @ Ontario (1 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Friday, Jan. 6
Stockton 1 vs. CONDORS 0
The Thunder scored the first and only goal of the game just 1:42 into the contest, and G Olivier Roy made it stand up, in a 1-0 shutout win over the Condors. G Matt Keetley made 23 saves in a losing effort for Bakersfield.
- F Alex Hudson made his pro debut on Friday and notched his first professional point with an assist on Saturday.
- D Josh Van Dyk (pictured) made his Condors debut on Saturday after being acquired via trade a day earlier.
- The Condors were the last club in the ECHL to go to a shootout, finally reaching the extra session on Saturday.
- The Condors still lead the league with nine shorthanded goals.
- Saturday’s game was the 14th loss by just a goal this season. 21 of the team’s 28 non-wins have been by two or less goals.
- F Ian McKenzie returned to the lineup for the first time since Dec. 11 on Friday. He picked up an assist on Saturday.
- G Matt Keetley has appeared in seven straight games in net.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)
All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated
Tuesday, Jan. 10 – Noon practice
Wednesday, Jan. 11 – 10 a.m. practice
Thursday, Jan. 12 – 10 a.m. practice
6-7 p.m. Condors Insider (Fox Sports 970AM)
Friday, Jan. 13 – 10 a.m. pre-game skate
7 p.m. game vs. Colorado
Saturday, Jan. 14 – 10 a.m. pre-game skate
7 p.m. game vs. Colorado
Sunday, Jan. 15 – OFF
Monday, Jan. 16 – 8 a.m. depart for Ontario
1 p.m. game at Ontario
Jersey Coolers & Cap Giveaway this weekend
The Condors host the Colorado Eagles this weekend, on Friday and Saturday night. Friday, the first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a Condors Jersey Cooler, sponsored by KBAK Eyewitness News, 98.5 The Fox and Cal Water. On Saturday, the first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a free Condors Cap, courtesy of KUZZ 107.9 and Three-Way Automotive Group. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m., both nights.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
Team – 5,045 avg attendance (5th)
Team – 21.89 PIM per game (2nd)
Team – 42 major penalties (2nd)
Team – 9 shorthanded goals (1st)
RW Scott Freeman – 30 points (4th, rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 27 points (5th, rookies)
C Robby Dee – 23 points (t-8th, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 15 goals (2nd, rookies)
C Robby Dee – 12 goals (4th, rookies)
C Mathew Sisca – 19 assists (3rd, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 4 shorthanded goals (1st)
C Robby Dee – 3 shorthanded goals (t-3rd)
F Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (t-3rd, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 4 game winning goals (t-1st, rookies)
RW Scott Freeman – 106 shots on goal (t-2nd, rookies)
F Peter Boyd – 105 shots on goal (t-2nd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett (pictured) – 83 penalty minutes (2nd, rookies)
D Tyson Gimblett – 7 fighting majors (4th, rookies)
Points: RW Scott Freeman, 30
Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 15
Assists: C Mathew Sisca, 19
PIM: LW Jesse Gimblett, 105
+/-: C Mathew Sisca, +8
GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.76
Save %: G Matt Keetley, .916
Wins: G Matt Keetley, 6
Pick-4 Plans are perfect for Condors fans on the go – enjoy the benefits of being a season ticket holder, and pick the four games that you can make it out to! Plans start at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.
Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. And 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game days. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, visit the online home of the Condors, www.bakersfieldcondors.com.
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