Goalie Scott Greenham Returns with New Addition Rich Purslow

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced today that G Scott Greenham (GREN-um) will return to Condorstown along with new F Rich Purslow. Greenham becomes the first goaltender and Purslow becomes the first new player to agree to terms with the team as the Condors training camp roster has swelled to 12. Both will be rookies this upcoming season. 

Already announced this summer are returning forwards Tyler Helfrich, Robby Dee, Parker Stanfield, Jesse Gimblett, Chris Kushneriuk and defensemen Justin Pender, Scott Enders, Tyson Gimblett, Ryan Annesley, and Francis Meilleur.


Greenham arrived in Bakersfield late last season following the completion of his senior campaign at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and played three games with the Condors. With Bakersfield, the Addison, Ontario native went 2-1-0 with a 3.67 goals-against average (GAA) and a .912 save percentage (sv%) with at least 36 saves in each appearance. His time in Bakersfield was sandwiched around a call-up to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he played in two games. Following the end of the Condors season, Greenham received yet another AHL look, this time with the Hershey Bears. He played two games with the Bears and was with the team for their playoff run.

Prior to coming to Bakersfield, the 25-year old played four seasons with the Nanooks where he finished as one of the top netminders in Alaska’s history. In 115 games played, Greenham went 48-47-19 with a 2.24 GAA and .916 sv%. He is the Nanooks’ career leader in wins (48), GAA (2.24), saves (2800), sv% (.916), and shutouts (11).

“The amount of returning players was really big in my decision to come back,” Greenham said. “Seeing how hard the guys worked when I got there at the end of the season and how well they welcomed me was huge. I’m excited to come back to Bakersfield where the city really gets behind the team, find consistency in my game, and make it hard for coach not to play me.”

“He was outstanding in the three games he played for us last season,” Condors Head Coach Matt O’Dette said. “He’s a bigger goaltender and faced a lot of shots here, but he was really cool under pressure which impressed me. He’s a stand up guy who is well liked in the room and is a great acquisition for us.”

Greenham’s career stats: click here

Purslow becomes the first player on the training camp roster who didnot suit up for the Condors in 2011-12. A native of Greenlawn, NY, the rookie played 146 games over four seasons for the University of Nebraska-Omaha from 2007-2011, recording 40 goals and 51 assists for 91 points. The 5’10”, 176 lbs. left-handed shot saw his scoring totals increase in each of his four seasons with the Mavericks culminating in 33 points (13g-20a) in 39 games his senior year. He turned pro last season, playing six games with the Reading Royals (ECHL) and 20 games with Frisk Asker of the Norwegian GET-ligaen. Combined he scored 10 goals and added 13 assists for 23 points.

Before his collegiate career, the 26-year old registered a highly successful junior career in which he led the United States Hockey League (USHL) in scoring for the 2006-07 season. Playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers, Purslow played 60 games that season with 27 goals and 55 assists for 82 points. In 118 games over two seasons with the Bucs, he tallied 39 goals and 80 assists for 119 points.

“I really had a positive conversation with Coach O’Dette,” saidPurslow. “After talking with a few guys, it’s a great opportunity for me. I’m a playmaker type and since I’m more of a smaller player, I try to think the game well and use my speed and vision.”

“He’s an offensively talented player who had great junior and college careers,” said O’Dette. “For us, we’re looking to catch lightning in a bottle again. We’ve had success in getting guys from the east who may not have had an opportunity and they’ve done well out here. I think he’s going to be another one of those guys that excels out west.”

Purslow’s career stats: click here

To view the most up-to-date 2012-13 team roster: click here


Don’t miss out on your first chance to see the 2012-13 Condors at the team’s annual Open House on the evening of Tuesday, October 2nd at Rabobank Arena. The always anticipated event will feature a team scrimmage along with a player meet and greet for all of Condorstown. Season ticket holders will be able to pick up their season ticket holder books at the event as well. Stay tuned for more updates and scheduling information by crashing the net atwww.bakersfieldcondors.com


Opening Night in Condorstown is just 60 days away, on Sunday, Oct. 14 against the Las Vegas Wranglers. Don’t miss out on the team’s 15th anniversary season by purchasing your Olympic-sized ticket plan today. From now until the end of the Olympic games, any fan who purchases a new ticket plan will receive a Condors gold medal from Kern Trophies, a FREE family swim pass to the McMurtrey Aquatic Center, and a FREE one-month membership to Body Xchange. For more information, click here

Ticket plans can be purchased in person at the Condors front office located inside Rabobank Arena or by calling 324-PUCK (7825).  To view the many options to fit your schedule and budget with plans starting at just $8 a month, click here .


The Condors have laid the gauntlet down and challenged the rival Stockton Thunder on social media. When the team reaches 15,000 Facebook page likes in honor of the 15th Anniversary Season and receives more followers on Twitter than the Thunder, a brand new unique jersey design for the 2012-13 season will be unveiled. In addition, one lucky fan will win one of the jerseys and another fan will get the unforgettable opportunity to have lunch with the entire team. 
To LIKE the team on Facebook, click here, and then hit LIKE at the top right of the page. 

To FOLLOW the team on Twitter, click here, and then hit FOLLOW at the top right of the page. Fans are also encouraged to spread the word on Twitter by using the hashtag #ToppleTheThunder.


Make sure to follow along with all that’s happening with the team. From community appearances, to player signings and fun videos, stay up to date with what the team is doing away from the ice during the summer months. Click the links below to see the latest news and set your homepage to www.bakersfieldcondors.com the web center of #Condorstown.


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