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BLOG: Pair of prospects join Condors

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

A freshly inked pair of Oilers prospects will join the Bakersfield Condors for the remainder of the season. The American Hockey League club announced today the team signed forward Joe Gambardella and defenceman Ryan Mantha to ATOs.

Gambardella, a native of Staten Island, NY, signed a two-year ELC with Edmonton on March 28. He led the UMass-Lowell River Hawks in scoring this season with 52 points (18-34-52) in 41 games. He won the Walter Brown Award, given to the top American-born collegiate player in New England.

Mantha is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound blueliner and captained the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He was second on the team in scoring with 58 points (17-41-58) in 65 games. Mantha signed a three-year ELC with the Oilers on March 1.

Gambardella will wear number 10 for the Condors, and Mantha will wear number 6.

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