Condors Weekly: Condors gaining ground with explosive offense

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors rolled through a two-game sweep of the Utah Grizzlies on home ice last week, and had a near-miss in wild affair in Stockton on Sunday. They scored 14 goals on the weekend while going 2-1-0-0. Bakersfield holds a 7-14-0-1 record, with 15 points in the standings, one point behind Utah for 8th place and three points behind Las Vegas for 7th.

The Condors travel to Idaho for a three-game series against the Steelheads this week, with games on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. They are back on home ice after Christmas with Kids In Free Night on Dec. 26 (vs. Las Vegas Wranglers) and an appearance by Thor on Dec. 29 (vs. Idaho Steelheads).

Last Week: Utah sweep, Stockton barn-burner
The Condors picked up wins of 4-3 and 5-3 on Friday and Saturday nights, both against the Utah Grizzlies on home ice. F Spencer Bennett had two goals in Friday’s game while D Erik Burgdoerfer (pictured) had two goals on Saturday, including a penalty shot. C Gary Steffes scored twice on Sunday in a wild affair in Stockton, a 6-5 loss to wrap up the weekend.
  • After scoring 25 goals in their first 16 games, the Condors have scored 26 goals over their last six. They have five or more goals in four of those contests.
  • D Erik Burgdoerfer has a point in five of his last six games, including three goals in the last two contests.
  • Bakersfield is 6-4-0-0 in their last 10 games. They have won 4 of their last 6 overall, and three in a row on home ice.
  • Bakersfield is 4th in the league by allowing just an average of 26.3 shots allowed per game.
  • F Matt Thurber (pictured) and F Ryan Little both scored their first pro goals over the weekend.
  • Bakersfield ranks 5th in the ECHL with an average attendance of 5,312.


Points: Neal – 14
Goals: Knackstedt, Broda – 7
Assists: Neal – 9
Penalty Minutes: Abney – 44
+/-: Little – +2
Wins: Pickard – 3
GAA: Pickard – 2.91
Save pct: Pickard – .881
This Week:
Three games in Idaho
  • Wednesday, 6:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 6:10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4:10 p.m.
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
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 team travel
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show airs live every Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.


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