Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today that the ECHL has selected G Josh Tordjman as the ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 20 – 26. It’s the second consecutive week for Tordjman claiming the honor. Also, the Houston Aeros (American Hockey League) have recalled RW Pascal Morency from the Condors.
Tordjman, 24, becomes just the fourth goaltender in the history of the award, dating back to the 1997-98 season, to win it in back-to-back weeks. He posted 35 saves in a thrilling 1-0 shutout victory on Sunday against the Stockton Thunder. The shutout ran his, and the team’s, winning streak to five games.
The Montreal native also backstopped the Condors to a victory on Monday night as well, running the team’s season-high win streak to six games. Tordjman has been between the pipes for each of the games during the streak, which has vaulted the Condors into a tie with the Thunder for second place in the Pacific Division.
Tordjman is now 10-8-1 on the season with a 2.71 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. Among ECHL netminders he is 7th in wins and save percentage, tied for 4th with two shutouts, 6th in minutes played and 4th in saves.
Morency recalled by Houston
The Houston Aeros today recalled RW Pascal Morency from the Condors. He was activated from injured reserve today by Bakersfield. Morency, 28, has spent two separate stints on the IR while with the Condors, skating in just 12 of the team’s 28 games. Despite this, he ranks tied for third on the club with eight goals and is second with 57 penalty minutes. Houston’s next game is Wednesday in Milwaukee.
Hot dogs and iPads
The Condors embark on a four-game road trip this week that will take them to three different cities, starting with Utah on Wednesday night (6:05 p.m. PT).
They return home to host the Idaho Steelheads on Jan. 7 and 8. On Friday, Jan. 7 legendary speed-eater Takeru Kobayashi will be in the house to meet fans, sign autographs, and eat hot dogs, sponsored by ABC23 and KERN 1180. He’ll take on local eaters during an intermission contest as well at center ice. In his honor, all hot dogs are just $1 all night long.
Saturday, Jan. 8 is iPad Giveaway Night, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, 106.1 KRAB Radio and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals. Ten lucky fans will go home with a brand new iPad, valued at over $500!
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. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $31! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.
The box office will be closed Thursday, Dec. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 2 for the New Years holiday, and will resume normal hours on Monday, Jan. 3. The Condors office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31 and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011, are on sale now. Visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.