BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today they have signed D Josh Burrows to a standard player contract.
Burrows, 23, heads to Bakersfield following a four-year career with the University of Vermont (NCAA). In his four years with the Catamounts, he appeared in 144 games earning 44 points (17g-27a). His sophomore season (2008-09) was his most productive when he scored 6 goals and added 9 assists for 15 points. During his junior year, Burrows also spent his final 11 games skating as a forward.
The 6-2, 201 pound blueliner has been named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team three times in his collegiate career. Burrows was given the Jim Cross Coaches Award in 2009-10, a season which also saw him named as the Hockey East Player of the Week after a three goal weekend against Boston University. The Prairie Groove, Ill. native played two seasons with the Boston Jr. Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL), where he was named to the All-Star Team in 2006-07.
What Marty says:
“Josh is a skilled defenseman who came from a great program. He adds depth to our defensive unit. He’ll give us some insurance going into the playoffs. We are happy to have him on our team.”
The final three games of a nine-game home stand continue on Wednesday as the Victoria Salmon Kings come to town for Blood Drive Night, sponsored by My 45 and KUZZ 107.9. Anyone who has donated blood at Houchin Blood Bank this month can receive $1.00 admission to the game by presenting their Houchin voucher at the box office.
On Friday, the Wranglers play their first of two straight games with Sillybandz Giveaway, courtesy of 98.5 The Fox. The first 2,000 children 12 and under will receive a package of Condors Sillybandz. It is also the final T.H.I.N.K. Night, where students can earn free admission to the game through exceptional school performance, sponsored by Mercy and Memorial Hospitals, Wells Fargo, and Diamond Technologies.
The weekend closes with an appearance from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturday, sponsored by Bright House Networks, 101.5 KGFM, and Farmers Insurance. It is also a Bright House Networks Family Night, where Bright House subscribers can receive $7.00 terrace admission by presenting their cable bill or envelope.
The Condors have locked up a playoff spot, and now battle to determine positioning. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/kelly-cup-playoffs/ and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.