Last second losses take its toll

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors went winless in three games on the week, including dropping two of those games in the final minute of regulation, and prepare for a home contest against the Colorado Eagles. The Condors own a 6-19-3-0 record, with 15 points in the standings. They will then host the rival Stockton Thunder the day after Christmas.

Wednesday, Dec. 14 vs. Colorado (7 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 26 vs. Stockton (7 p.m.)

WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):

Wednesday, Dec. 14
ONTARIO 2 vs. Condors 1

The Condors and Reign swapped goals, with LW Matt Marquardt scoring for Bakersfield, and the game appeared headed into overtime, when Ontario scored a power play marker with just 4.4 seconds left in regulation to take the win. G Matt Keetley made a season-high 50 saves in the hard-luck loss for the Condors.


Friday, Dec. 16

LAS VEGAS 4 vs. Condors 3 The second of last-minute losses came Friday night, as F Scott Campbell banged in a rebound with 16 seconds left in regulation to cap a 4-3 comeback win for the home team. Bakersfield held leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before surrendering two in the third to the Wranglers. C Robby Dee (pictured) notched the first hat trick of the season for the Condors.

Saturday, Dec. 17

LAS VEGAS 4 vs. Condors 1
F Casey Pierro-Zabotel scored for the Condors in the first period to tie the game up at 1-1. The Wranglers, however, reeled off three unanswered tallies to cruise to a 4-1 triumph in the weekend finale.



  • The last-minute losses by the Condors this week were added to a loss in Utah earlier in the season, giving the Condors three losses this season in which the game-winning goal was scored in the final minute of regulation.
  • C Robby Dee’s hat trick on Friday was the first of the season for the Condors. He is the 22nd Condor to record a hat trick, and it was the fourth hat trick against Las Vegas in Condors history.
  • Friday’s game was the first regulation loss for the Condors when a player records a hat trick since Dec. 7, 2007.
  • The Condors were missing the services of five players to injury last week: F Ian McKenzie (21-day IR), F Michael Gergen (7-day IR), F Chris Kushneriuk (3-day IR), D Joe Loprieno and RW Scott Freeman.
  • G Matt Keetley’s 50 saves (pictured) was a season high for Bakersfield and the most saves for a Condors goalie in over five years. The team record is 63 saves, by Ryan Munce in 2006.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (subject to change.)

All practices are at Rabobank Arena unless otherwise indicated

Monday, Dec. 19 – 10 a.m. practice

Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 10 a.m. practice

Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 10 a.m. practice

7 p.m. game vs Colorado

Thursday, Dec. 22 – OFF

Friday, Dec. 23 – OFF

Saturday, Dec. 24 – OFF

Sunday, Dec. 25 – OFF

Monday, Dec. 26 – 10 a.m. practice

7 p.m. game vs. Stockton


$1 Tickets and Guaranteed Win Night this Wednesday!

The Condors return home on Wednesday, Dec. 21 to host the Colorado Eagles at 7 p.m. It’s Guaranteed Win Night – if the Condors do not win Wednesday’s game, bring your ticket from that game to the box office and exchange it for a ticket to the game on Monday, Dec. 26. The promotion will continue until the Condors win on home ice.


To top it off, that night is High School/College ID Night, sponsored by My 45 and La Campesina 92.5. All high school and college students can purchase a lower level ticket for just one dollar by presenting their student ID at the box office.



Team – 5,187 avg attendance (5th)


Team – 21.64 avg penalty minutes (5th)

Team – 8 shorthanded goals (1st)

RW Scott Freeman – 25 points (t-14th)(t-3rd among rookies)

RW Scott Freeman – 3 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)(t-1st among rookies)

RW Scott Freeman – 12 goals (2nd among rookies)

LW Matt Marquardt – 101 shots on goal (5th)

C Robby Dee – 3 shorthanded goals (t-2nd)(t-1st among rookies)

C Robby Dee – 11 goals (t-3rd among rookies)

C Mathew Sisca (pictured) – 25 points (t-14th)(t-3rd among rookies)

C Mathew Sisca – 17 assists (2nd among rookies)

RW Peter Boyd – 2 shorthanded goals (3rd among rookies)

LW Hans Benson – 9 major penalties (t-4th)




Points: RW Scott Freeman/C Mathew Sisca, 25

Goals: RW Scott Freeman, 12

Assists: C Mathew Sisca, 17

PIM: LW Jesse Gimblett, 84

+/-: C Mathew Sisca, +7

GAA: G Matt Keetley, 2.83

Save %: G Matt Keetley, .916

Wins: G Matt Keetley, 4



Holiday 4-Pack Plans are a great gift for those that like to have fun and need the perfect stocking stuffer! 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,


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