GAME PREVIEW: Condors v Iowa
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BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT POST-GAME AUTOGRAPH BOOTH: LW Tyler Benson and G Dylan Wells
The Bakersfield Condors step out of the Pacific Division for the first of two straight against the Iowa Wild. It is the third meeting overall between the two teams as the Condors could only gather a point when the teams met in November in Des Moines. The Condors went 3-1-0 against Iowa a season ago.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield went 3-1-0 on a four-game road trip to start 2020 after a 5-3 win last night in Ontario. The Condors power play went a perfect 3/3 and the team’s penalty kill went 4/4 and scored shorthanded. Five players had multi-point games and G Stuart Skinner stopped 40 as the Condors have earned points in six of seven games (5-1-1).
Iowa picked up three of a possible four points to start their California trip following a 4-3 overtime loss in San Diego last night. RW Gerry Mayhew had a goal and assist in the loss for the Wild. Reigning AHL Player of the Week RW Sam Anas had two points (1g-1a).
LW Tyler Benson had two assists last night to continue to pace the Condors in scoring for the second consecutive season. He is the third Condors player in the AHL to reach 100 points with the team (Currie, LaLeggia) and the quickest to get to the century mark. On the season, he has eight goals and 23 assists for 31 points in 34 games.
BOUCHARD LEADS ROOKIES
D Evan Bouchard opened the scoring last night with his sixth goal of the season. That total is tied for first among first-year blueliners in the AHL. His 20 points are fourth among rookie d-men. Overall, Bouchard is t-14th among all AHL rookies in scoring.
G Stuart Skinner returned from the ECHL and has made seven consecutive starts for the Condors. Over that stretch he is 5-1-1 overall with a 2.97 GAA and a .916 save percentage. His 40 saves last night was his most since a 42-save performance at Ontario on Nov. 2.
D Joel Persson has six points (1g-5a) in his last six games… LW Tyler Benson has five multi-point games in his last eight (1g-11a)… C Markus Granlund notched a goal and assist in his second game with the Condors last night… The Condors are 11-5-1 in their last 16 January games… Bakersfield is 3-0-2 in its last five on home ice. 12 of the next 18 games are at home for the Condors through February 22.
RW Gerry Mayhew leads the AHL with 24 goals. He and teammate RW Sam Anas are both in the top five in AHL scoring. Anas is second in assists with 29. The Wild have three players in the top-20 in league scoring (Mayhew, Anas, Rau)… D Brennan Menell is t-4th among d-men in scoring.
Jan. 8 – C Markus Granlund added to roster