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.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Wednesday, Dec. 14 vs. Colorado (7 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 26 vs. Stockton (7 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
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
Saturday, Dec. 17
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.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- 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.
CONDORS LEAGUE LEADERS:
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, www.bakersfieldcondors.com.
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