HOLTY’S BLOG: SIX PACK
No the title isn’t a reference to my quarantine figure. The Condors have won six in a row, vaulted up the Pacific Division standings, and are a night away from four straight against San Jose.
You may not believe we had the first radio broadcast team workout in Condors history today, but it happened and as I’ll remind you, it’s my blog (shoutout Grapevine MSP) and I’ll do what I want.*
Now for the blog…
*Editor’s note: my broadcast partner Brad Malone did his rehab workout while I just happened to walk through the gym. It all counts.
It was fun to have captain Brad Malone on the broadcast with me last night. We’ll have him as long as he’d like to stay, which is probably not a second longer than after he gets cleared to return to the ice.
Cooper Marody and Tyler Benson extended their point streaks to seven games each, Ryan McLeod scored for the fifth time in six games, and two newcomers (Max Gildon, James Hamblin) each scored their first AHL goals.
The win streak is at six and the Condors have allowed only six goals over that span. Remarkable.
Speaking of Gildon, was interested in his take on not only being the new guy, but being a rookie on an NHL contract with a different organization. He’s enjoying playing and the Condors are certainly happy to have him this year. He has four points (1g-3a) in four games and is +6.
Merchandise Sale next Friday the 19th from 1-5 p.m. There will be some new merchandise, some game-worn jerseys, and more available. Condors365 Members get complimentary Condors face masks. Believe it’s the first time you’ll be allowed “back in the arena” since last March.
Thanks to my phone for reminding me that a year ago today we were enjoying walleye and filets in Grand Rapids as the world was coming to an end. That fish was good. I hope to one day get back there. That’s the biggest change to this season is the bond you develop as a group with meals and events like that.
Ryan McLeod and Cooper Marody’s game-worn jerseys will be given away this weekend. The tickets are $10. They’re 2/3rds of one of the best AHL lines going. How can you not get in on this?
This might be the pic of the year in the AHL from team photographer Mark Nessia. Stanton diving back in the crease to deny the opportunity just showed more of the buy-in of this Condors team to defending and sacrificing for one another.
Until next time Condorstown… We’ll talk to you this weekend for two games at 6 p.m.
Ryan Holt aka Holty is the Voice of the Condors in his 10th season. He’s excited the two games in San Jose next week are at the Shark Tank and not the practice rink. Follow him on Twitter @CondorsHolty for more nonsense or shoot him an e-mail to RHolt@BakersfieldCondors.com with questions, comments, and blog ideas.