The Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League will have a special jersey giveaway on Feb. 1 when they host the Iowa Wild at the Rabobank Arena. The first 2000 fans aged 12 years old and younger will receive a Condors youth jersey of Keegan Lowe, who wears number four.
A defenseman, Keegan Lowe has played 36 games with the Condors in 2018-19 and has eight assists. He was originally a third-round draft pick, 73rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Lowe played two games for the Hurricanes in 2014-15 before signing a contract with the Oilers on July 1, 2017. He played two games with the Oilers in 2017-18.
Keegan Lowe is the son of Edmonton Oilers vice-chairman Kevin Lowe. A six-time Stanley Cup champion, Kevin Lowe won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers and one with the New York Rangers as a player. After his retirement in 1998, Kevin Lowe coached the Oilers for the 1999-2000 season and was then the Oilers' general manager from 2000-2009.
Keegan Lowe's mother Karen, was also a high-performance athlete. An alpine skier, Karen Percy won bronze medals for Canada in the women's downhill and women's super giant slalom at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.
The Condors currently have a two-game winning streak. They beat the Colorado Eagles 2-0 on Jan. 12 and then the Stockton Heat 4-2 on Jan. 16. In the Condors win over the Eagles, Shane Starrett made 28 saves for his second shutout of the season. In the Condors win over the Heat, Josh Currie recorded a hat trick, while Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody also had three points as they had three assists each.
The Condors are currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division with 39 points. They have a record of 18 wins, 15 regulation losses, two overtime losses and one shootout loss. The Wild are in second place in the Central Division with 49 points. They have a record of 21 wins, 12 regulation losses, four overtime losses and three shootout losses.
The Condors leading scorer is Benson, who has four goals and 23 assists for 27 points. The player with the most points for the Wild this season is Justin Kloos, who has 12 goals and 18 assists for 20 points. However, on Jan. 17, the Minnesota Wild traded Kloos to the Anaheim Ducks for Pontus Aberg. That means the current Wild player with the most points is Cal O'Reilly with 27 points (five goals and 22 assists).
On Jan. 15, the Oilers sent down center Joseph Gambardella to the Condors as they claimed Colby Cave off waivers from the Boston Bruins. In 29 games with the Condors this season, Gambardella has 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points.
Get your tickets to see the Bakersfield Condors and the Iowa Wild on Feb. 1 at the Rabobank Arena today!