The 5-6-1 Bakersfield Condors are on the road to powerhouse Stockton (8-4-1) tonight to take on the Heat. Bakersfield is getting some (Keegan Lowe) players back while awaiting the return (Ethan Bear) of others.
- The Oilers have Jesse Puljujarvi, Anton Slepsyshev and Brad Malone right now, meaning opportunity for some different names.
- This Bakersfield team needs centers. I keep saying it, don’t know why, because it’s obvious and pointing out the obvious over and over is a waste. Still, centers. Need some.
- Joe Gambardella moves around a lot, suspect he’s better on the wing than at center. If he was good at center, they’d keep him there.
- Who would be the next forward recalled? My guess is Ty Rattie, meaning the answer is Patrick Russell.
- Caleb Jones is -11 in twelve games. I’m encouraged he is getting Dillon Simpson tonight, Simpson is the team’s best defenseman. You want Jones to gain confidence and flourish, he was forced into some tough situations with an inexperienced partner early in the year. Can’t fault the coach, injuries overwhelmed the roster.
- Ethan Bear is missing another game, now five in a row.
Updates throughout the evening, I’ll also be checking college and junior scores.