The National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) playoffs are right around the corner and former Condors will feature prominently for their respective clubs. Check out what they are doing in the first installment of “The Alumni Report.”
ALEX BOLDUC (PHOENIX COYOTES) – Bolduc (’05-’06 and ’06-’07) is up with the Coyotes after a very nice season with their AHL affiliate in Portland. With the Pirates, the centerman and captain had 51 points in 56 games including 24 goals which was second on the team. He has played 11 games with the Coyotes this year. Phoenix currently sits five points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference with four games left. Portland has clinched the six seed in the Calder Cup playoffs and will at Syracuse in a best-of-five series starting with two games this Saturday and Sunday.
BOBBY ROBINS (PROVIDENCE BRUINS) – The former Condors (’10-’11) tough guy had a career year with the Providence Bruins this season. He led the entire AHL with an incredible 316 penalty minutes in 74 games in the Ocean State. The P-Bruins were the top team in the Eastern Conference and open up against the eighth-seeded Hershey Bears at home on Friday.
DAN SEXTON (SYRACUSE CRUNCH) – It was a strange year for the former Condors (’09-’10) rookie. After beginning the season with the NEW Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate in Norfolk, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning and assigned to the Ducks OLD AHL affiliate in Syracuse, the place where he played the last two seasons. Sexton has done well in Syracuse with four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 16 games played. The third-seeded Crunch are in action this weekend against Portland.
MATT MARQUARDT (CHARLOTTE CHECKERS) – Marquardt (’11-’12) began the season where he finished last year’s campaign, in Florida. However, after a successful start with the Everblades, was called up to Charlotte. He has played 27 games with the Checkers, amassing eight points (5g-3a) in 27 games. The Checkers are the four seed in the Western Conference playoffs and open up in Oklahoma City on Friday.
JACOB LAGACE (ROCHESTER AMERICANS) – Lagace is currently up with the Americans after finishing second on the 2012-13 Condors with 36 points (16g-20a). He has played four games with the Amerks, without a point. Rochester opens up as the Western Conference’s seven-seed in Toronto on Saturday afternoon.
SCOTT GREENHAM (BINGHAMTON SENATORS) – Greenham made his first appearance over the weekend for the B-Sens, stopping seven shots in 11 minutes of work. The Ottawa, Ontario native and the Senators open up the Eastern Conference playoffs as the four-seed against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at home on Saturday.
STU BICKEL (CONNECTICUT WHALE) – After starting the season with the New York Rangers (NHL), Bickel was assigned to Connecticut to close out the campaign. With the Whale, he played 10 games with one assist and 18 penalty minutes as the Whale narrowly missed out on making the playoffs.
MAXIME MACENAUER (ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS) – Macenauer was with the Condors in ’09-’10 and registered a solid campaign with the struggling IceCaps. In 68 games with the IceCaps, he had 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points as St. John’s concluded their season over the weekend.