Weekly Update: 72 games in the books; Playoffs up next!

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, ran their winning streak to six games before falling on “Undie Sunday” in the regular season finale.
The Condors finish with a 36-30-2-4 record and 78 points, and tied with Colorado for the 5th most points in the Western Conference. Bakersfield was relegated to the 6th seed, however, by virtue of win pct. They open the best-of-seven WCQF matchup against the #3 Utah Grizzlies this weekend before returning home next week for games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary).
Last Week (2-1-0-0)
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Friday, CONDORS 3 vs. Stockton 2 (OT)
Saturday, Condors 3 vs. ONTARIO 1
Sunday, Las Vegas 4 vs. CONDORS 1

Notes from the Nest:

  • G Laurent Brossoit went 2-0-0 and gave up only three goals in his final regular season week, securing the league lead in wins, goals against average and shutouts. He finished second in win pct.
  •   The Condors had the biggest turnaround in the ECHL from 2012-13, raising their win total by 16. Both the Condors and the Orlando Solar Bears had a 28-point increase from the previous season to top the league.
  • C Greg Miller (7th), F Chase Schaber (13th), and C Matt Thurber (t-16th) each finished among the top scoring rookies in the ECHL.
  • RW Jordan Knackstedt notched an assist with 62 seconds left in the regular season to slide into a tie for the team scoring lead, along with mid-season acquisition C Greg Miller.
  • Playoff rosters were due to the ECHL office on Monday and will be announced later this week.
  • Bakersfield finished 4th in the league in penalty killing, at 85.9.

Condors Regular Season Leaders: 

Points – Miller/Knackstedt (51)
Goals – Miller (21)
Assists – Knackstedt (32)
Penalty minutes – Carroll (172)vs Utah
+/- – Little (+17)
Wins – Brossoit (26)
GAA – Brossoit (2.01)
Save pct. – Brossoit (.926)


Condors (#6) vs. Utah Grizzlies (#3)

Presented by Dignity Health and Cal Water


Game 1 – BAK @ UTA, Fri, 4/18 @ 6 p.m.
Game 2 – BAK @ UTA – Sat, 4/19 @ 6 p.m.

Game 3 – UTA @ BAK – Tues, 4/22 @ 7 p.m.

Game 4 – UTA @ BAK – Thurs, 4/24 @ 7 p.m.
Game 5 – UTA @ BAK – Fri, 4/25 @ 7 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 6 – BAK @ UTA – Sun, 4/27 @ 6 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 7 – BAK @ UTA – Wed, 4/30 @ TBA (if necessary) 

Tune In:

  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (www.foxsports970am.com), through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online at www.AmericaOneSports.com. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian can be seen on www.Bakersfield.com Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.

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