Condors Weekly: Climbing the standings with wins in Idaho

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors took two wins in three games on the road last week in Idaho, vaulting them out of the Western Conference basement and into a tie for 7th place. For the third time in the last four weeks they powered through a 2-1-0-0 week, and now sit tied with Las Vegas – their opponent on Thursday when they emerge from the Christmas break.

They are back on home ice this week with Kids In Free Night on Dec. 26 (vs. Las Vegas Wranglers) and an appearance by Thor on Dec. 29 (vs. Idaho Steelheads). Bakersfield sits four points behind San Francisco for 6th place, but has three games in hand on the Bulls.

Last Week: Getting noisy in Boise
The Condors are traveling home from Boise, Idaho today, and are bringing with them two victories they acquired in a three-game series against the Steelheads.
Newly assigned G Laurent Brossoit picked up a shutout and four different players lit the lamp for Bakersfield on Wednesday night in the series opener. The Steelheads took Saturday night’s game 3-1, and in the process became the first team in four ECHL games to score on Brossoit.
On Sunday, C Joel Broda scored the game winner early in the third frame of a 4-3 decision, and G Tyler Bunz won his fourth straight game.
  • The Condors offense continues to roll. They have scored four or more goals in 7 of their last 9 games.
  • Bakersfield has 35 goals in their last nine games, after starting the season with 25 goals in their first 16 contests.
  • The Condors entered last week with no shorthanded goals this season, but scored two ‘shorties’ in three games against the Steelheads.
  • G Laurent Brossoit turned in a third consecutive shutout on Wednesday, before finally conceding two goals in Saturday’s loss. His streak lasted just over 211 minutes. Thus far in four ECHL starts (246 minutes) he owns a 0.49 GAA and a .977 save percentage.
  • C Joel Broda has 15 points (6g-9a) in the last nine games. He recorded five points in the three-game Idaho series.
  • LW Chris Collins returned to the Condors for the Idaho trip, from his stint in the American Hockey League. He has scored in each of his last three games on home ice for Bakersfield (4g during the streak).
  • Bakersfield has climbed to 3rd in the league by allowing just an average of 26.2 shots allowed per game.
  • Bakersfield ranks 5th in the ECHL with an average attendance of 5,312.


Points: Broda – 18
Goals: Broda – 9
Assists: Broda, Neal – 9
Penalty Minutes: Carroll – 60
+/-: Little – +4
Wins: Bunz – 4
GAA: Brossoit – 0.49
Save pct: Brossoit – .997
This Week:
Thursday, Dec. 26 vs. Las Vegas Wranglers, 7 p.m.
  • Kids In Free Night – free lower level tickets for any kids (14 and under) with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket [kids must be present at the time of purchase]
  • Sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News and La Caliente 96.9
Sunday, Dec. 29 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 4 p.m.
  • Appearance by Thor – the superhero will step off the big screen and into the Condors Photo Booth for the night
  • Sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio
  • Post-game Skate with the Condors – free with admission to the game; skate rentals available for $5 or bring your own
Tune In:
  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (, through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” video webcast will not air this week due to Christmas.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, which airs live every Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970, will not air this week with a Condors game on that night.


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