Condors Weekly: Injury-riddled Condors prep for five games this week

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors dropped a pair of games to Colorado last weekend, earning a point in a come-from-behind shootout loss Saturday. But the team’s biggest loss came on the personnel front, where the Condors have lost each of their top four scorers since Friday – three to injury and another to recall.

Bakersfield is currently 13-31-2-3 with 31 points in the standings. They trail the 8th place San Francisco Bulls by nine points in the standings, with a pair of key meetings against the Bulls this weekend.

COMING UP (all times Pacific):
Tuesday, Feb. 5 vs. Stockton (7 p.m., Rabobank Arena)
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Ontario (7 p.m., Citizens Bus. Bank Arena)
Friday, Feb. 8 vs. Las Vegas (7 p.m., Rabobank Arena)
Saturday, Feb. 9 at San Francisco (7:15 p.m., Cow Palace)
Sunday, Feb. 10 at San Francisco (2:15 p.m., Cow Palace)

LAST WEEK (Home team in CAPS):
LAS VEGAS 4 vs. Condors 2

After a dominant first period that saw the Condors take a 2-0 lead, the Wranglers rallied for found unanswered goals to double up Bakersfield. F Peter Boyd scored for the sixth straight game, and F Brett Perlini also tickled the twine for the Condors. It was the first time all the season Condors had lost in regulation when leading after two periods.
Colorado 3 vs. CONDORS 1
Attn: 6,670

Bakersfield drew first blood but couldn’t stem the Eagles offensiveonslaught in a 3-1 setback Friday night. G Scott Greenham (pictured) did all he could, stopping 51 shots in a losing effort, while F Nicholas Tremblay scored the only goal for Bakersfield.

Colorado 3 vs. CONDORS 2, SO
Attn: 5,489

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, F Nicholas Tremblay went to work. He put the Condors on the board at 7:13 of the third, and with the goaltender pulled for the extra attacker, he tied it up with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. Only one player could light the lamp for Bakersfield in the shootout, as Colorado earned the extra point in the skills competition.
  • F Peter Boyd’s (pictured) goal scoring streak ended at sixgames, just one shy of the record held by Paul Rosebush and Mark Derlago. He had seven goals during the streak.
  • The entire line of F Evan Trupp – Boyd – F Francis Verreault all went down to injury over the weekend. Verreault (the team’s leading scorer) and Trupp (third on the team in points) were hurt on Friday and Boyd (first in goals and second in points) left the lineup injured in the first period on Saturday.
  • G Scott Greenham’s 51 saves on Friday were the most for a Condors goaltender since Ryan Munce’s team record-setting 63 saves seven seasons ago, during the 2005-06 campaign.
  • F Jacob Lagace returned from a league-imposed five-game suspension Saturday to help set up both Condors goals that night. However the Condors third-leading scorer was recalled to the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans today.
  • The Condors also lost two players to other teams over the last several days. F Parker Stanfield bolted to Europe last Thursday and D Trevor Hendrikx left the Condors to sign in the Central Hockey League over the weekend.
  • In addition to leading the team with 16 goals, Boyd also has sparked the power play, putting home eight goals on the man advantage. No Condor since the 2009-10 season has put up more power play markers.
  • G Scott Greenham is 2nd in the ECHL with 887 saves.
  • F Peter Boyd leads the ECHL with five shootout goals and is tied for the league lead with two shootout game-winners.
  • F Daniel Koger is tied for 2nd in the ECHL with four shootout goals.
  • G Scott Greenham is tied for the league lead with five shootout wins and is 2nd with a .962 shootout save percentage.
  • F Brett Lyon (pictured) is 3rd in the ECHL (and leads allrookies) with 14 major penalties. He also ranks 3rd among rookies with 122 penalty minutes.
  • F Francis Verreault is 7th in the ECHL in rookie scoring with 35 points, just six points off the league lead. He is also tied for 4th among rookies with 23 assists.
  • The Condors goaltenders rank 2nd in the ECHL in the shootout with a .818 save percentage.


Points – F Francis Verreault (35)
Goals – F Peter Boyd (16)
Assists – F Francis Verreault (23)
PIM – F Brett Lyon (122)
+/- – F Francis Verreault (+1)

Wins – G Scott Greenham (9)
GAA – G Scott Greenham (3.34)
Sv % – G Scott Greenham (.909)

Twitter Tuesday and Cirque du Condorstown Friday
The Condors host the Stockton Thunder Tuesday, Feb. 5 for Twitter Tuesday, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio. Show the box office you follow the Condors on Twitter (@Condors) and receive 2-for-1 admission anywhere in the building. Also, donate two new or gently used book for donation and receive $1 terrace admission, sponsored by Wells Fargo. The books will be donated to local schools.

On Friday against Las Vegas they welcome the feats of a high-flying aerialist, a mind-bending contortionist, sky-high stilt walkers and even the team’s namesake – a California condor – for Cirque du Condorstown, sponsored by The Groove 99.3.

The Condors also have key road games Wednesday night in Ontario, and Saturday and Sunday match-ups against the San Francisco Bulls.

Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, or on America One. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes before the drop of the puck.


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