Condors Weekly: Season Finale this weekend

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors earned a split of a weekend homestand, highlighted by a physical 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Sunday, to send the team into the final week of the season. Bakersfield is currently 22-43-2-3 with 49 points in the standings. They close out the season with a road game in Las Vegas this Friday and a home game against San Francisco on Saturday.
COMING UP (all times Pacific):
Friday, Mar. 29 at Las Vegas (7:05 p.m., Orleans Arena)
Saturday, Mar. 30 vs. San Francisco (7 p.m., Rabobank Arena) 

LAST WEEK (Home team in CAPS):

Tuesday
LAS VEGAS 2 vs. Condors 1

After falling behind 1-0 in the first period, F Nicholas Tremblay tied it up early in the third period for Bakersfield. The jubilation was short-lived, however, as Vegas regained the lead for good just three minutes later. The loss eliminated the Condors from playoff  contention.

Friday
Las Vegas 4 vs. CONDORS 1

The Wranglers scored twice in the second period and added two in the third to take a 4-1 victory over the Condors. Rookie D Art Bidlevskii scored his first goal as a Condor, and second of his career, as the lone Bakersfield tally.

Sunday
CONDORS 2 vs. San Francisco 1
F Nicholas Tremblay and D Kyle Haines both lit the lamp for Bakersfield, while G Brian Stewart made 38 saves en route to an exiting 2-1 triumph over the Bulls Sunday. F Dyson Stevenson got into his first pro fight as well, and the two teams combined for 73 shots on goal. 

NOTES:
  • D Kyle Haines is the first rookie defenseman in Condors history to score at least 10 goals in a season. He is the ninth d-man overall and the first since 2009-10 (Eric Regan & Sasha Pokulok).
    to do it. Six of his goals have come with Bakersfield since being acquired in a trade on Dec. 31.
  • F Greg Burgdoerfer’s (pictured) signing on Sunday signaled the second straight season the Condors have had a pair of twin brothers on the roster.
  • F Dyson Stevenson, who signed with the team Thursday at the age of 19, engaged in his first professional fight on Sunday.
  • G Brian Stewart has made six straight starts, posting a 3-3-0 record with a 1.97 goals against average (GAA).
  • Since Feb. 1, Stewart has a 2.16 GAA and a .943 save pct. His save pct. ranks 4th in the ECHL during that time.
  • F Francis Verreault returned to the Condors lineup Sunday after missing nine games to injury. He recorded an assist in the 2-1 victory. Verreault was just a few points off the rookie scoring lead when he went down, but currently ranks tied for 6th among all first year players in the league.
LEAGUE LEADERS:
  • G Brian Stewart is 2nd in the ECHL with 1,365 saves and 5th with 2,339 minutes played.
  • Stewart is tied for 5th in the ECHL with a .918 save pct.
  • F Francis Verreault is tied for 6th in ECHL in rookie scoring with 47 points. Verreault is also 4th among rookies with 163 shots on goal.
  • G Scott Greenham is tied for second in the league lead with five shootout wins and is 3rd with a .962 shootout save percentage.
  • F Brett Lyon leads all rookies with 21 major penalties (also ranking 3rd in the ECHL overall) and 189 penalty minutes.
  • D Deron Cousens is the only defenseman in the league with two game-winning shootout goals.
TEAM LEADERS

Points – F Francis Verreault (47)
Goals – LW Jacob Lagace/F Nicholas Tremblay/F Francis Verreault (16)
Assists – F Francis Verreault (31)
PIM – F Brett Lyon (189)
+/- – F Shawn Skelly (+12)

Wins – G Scott Greenham/G Brian Stewart (11)
GAA – G Brian Stewart (3.13)
Sv % – G Brian Stewart (.918)

THIS WEEK:

SpongeBob in the house for Saturday’s season finale
Get ready for some nautical nonsense Saturday night when the Condors wrap up the 2012-13 campaign on the Dignity Health Home Ice against the San Francisco Bulls at 7 p.m. SpongeBob Squarepants will be in the house to greet fans and pose for pics in the Condors Photo Booth. The night is sponsored by 101.5 KGFM.

The Condors are off until Friday when they head to Las Vegas for a 7:05 p.m. Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, www.foxsports970am.com or on America One. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes before the drop of the puck.

Tick, tock… tick, tock… Renewal deadline is March 31!!!

When October comes around and everyone is enjoying their Season Ticket Holder renewal gifts and you aren’t, you will remember reading this five months ago! 

The season ticket holder renewal deadline is this weekend. You are only eligible for the season ticket holder gift if you renew your tickets by the March 31 deadline (Sunday). Your potential gift is  based on how many years you’ve been a ticket plan holder!

Call the Condors at 324-PUCK (7825) and speak with your ticket representative, or visit the ST renewal page on the website.

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