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Condors Skate in to Holidays on High Note

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors won two of three games last week, crushing Las Vegas, 5-1, on Monday, dropping a 5-4 decision to Utah on Friday, and coming back to dump the Grizzlies, 6-3, on Saturday. The Condors are 16-8-2 on the season, and their 34 points has them nipping at the heels of Stockton and Las Vegas (35 points apiece) for first place in the Pacific Division.



The Condors finish out 2006 on the road, with three games against the Idaho Steelheads in Boise, Dec. 28-30. All games are slated to begin at 6:10 p.m. (PST). Bakersfield returns to The Nest on Saturday, January 6, 2007, with a 7 p.m. game against the Victoria Salmon Kings.

Overall Record: 16-8-2 (34 pts)
Last Week: 2-1-0

THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC)
Thursday, Dec. 28 @ Idaho (6:10 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 29 @ Idaho (6:10 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 30 @ Idaho (6:10 p.m.)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Monday, Dec. 18:
CONDORS 5 @ Las Vegas (Attendance: 5,011)
Bakersfield dominated from start to finish in the special midnight game at the Orleans Arena. Josh Liebenow had a goal and two assists. Jamie Hodson won his sixth straight game.

Friday, Dec. 22:
CONDORS 4 vs Utah 5 (Attendance: 4,538)
The Condors squandered a 4-2 lead in the third period and fell to the Grizzlies, 5-4. Andrew Oke scored his first goal of the season. Brett Lutes added his team- leading 13th marker.

Saturday, Dec. 23:
CONDORS 6 vs Utah 3 (Attendance: 5,239)
Bakersfield raced out a 5-0 lead, then hung on for the win. Danny Taylor was superb in goal, stopping 43 shots. Joel Irving led the offensive barrage with two goals and two assists.

PLAYER NOTES:

Todd Griffith and Rane Carnegie were selected to represent Bakersfield in the ECHL All-Star Game on Jan. 17, 2007, in Boise, ID.
Griffith has five goals in his last four games
Josh Liebenow has points in five straight games (3g, 6a, 9 pts)
Kevin St. Jacques has an eight-game point-scoring streak, and 16 total points during that span
St. Jacques was activated from the 3-day IR on Friday, Dec. 22
Shawn Thompson remains on the 7-day IR
David Kudelka remains on the 30-day IR
Scott Borders remains on the 30-day IR
TEAM NOTES:

The Condors are 9-6-0 at home this season
The Condors are 7-2-2 on the road this season
The Condors have scored at least one power-play goal in 15 straight games and have 26 power-play goals during that span
The Condors are 14-3-0 when scoring the first goal, including 6-0-0 on the road
The Condors are 11-3-0 when they lead after the first period, including 5-0-0 on the road
The Condors are 11-3-0 when they lead after the second period, including 4-0-0 on the road
PROMOTIONAL NOTES:

The Condors return to The Nest on January 6, 2007, and it's Backpack Giveaway. The first 2,000 children, 12 & under, will receive a Condors backpack courtesy of Telemundo-11 and Goodwill Industries.

BROADCAST INFO:
You can catch all Condors games live on KGEO Hot Talk AM1230 with Jake Stevens calling all the action. Most games are also available to view courtesy of B2 Networks. Just click the "Watch the Game Live" link on the Condors home page. Live streaming for all Condors games is also available via their web site, Official Website of the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. For more information or to reserve ticket packages, contact the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825).

LEAGUE LEADERS:
Bakersfield - 88,086 Total Attendance (1st)
Bakersfield - 5,872 Average Attendance (3rd)
Bakersfield - Overall Penalty Killing 86.2% (5th)
Bakersfield - Home Penalty Killing 86.7% (5th)
Bakersfield - Road Penalty Killing 85.6% (7th)
Bakersfield - Road Wins 7 (T-8th)
Bakersfield - Road Winning Percentage 72.7% (4th)
Griffith - 14 goals (2nd among rookies)
Griffith - 22 points (5th among rookies)
Liebenow/Sean Venedam - 3 Game- winning goals (T-5th)
Griffith/Andrew Ianiero/St. Jacques - 2 Shootout goals (T-1st)
Griffith - Shootouts 100% (T-1st)
Hodson - 12 Wins (T-2nd)

Individual game tickets are now on sale and may be purchased through the Rabobank Arena Box Office, which is open from 10am - 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturday with extended hours on game days. Tickets may also be purchased by phone through at 322-2525, online at Official Website of the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL, or at any Ticketmaster location

Season tickets, mini-plans and group outings are available at the Condors office located at 1001 Truxtun Avenue or by calling at 324-PUCK (7825).
 
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