Weekly update: Condors climb to 6th in the conference

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, came out of a two-game week with just one point in the standings – but gained ground in the standings anyway – after suffering setbacks against the top two clubs in the Western Conference.
The Condors (30-29-2-4, .508 win pct.) went 0-1-0-1, but still managed to jump past Stockton (.492 win pct.) in the standings, and currently sit in 6th place. Both teams have seven games left on the season.
Last Week (0-1-0-1)
Tuesday, Alaska 4 vs. CONDORS 2
Friday, Ontario 3 vs. CONDORS 2 (SO)

Notes from the Nest:

  • F Gary Steffes scored twice against Ontario Friday, and has back-to-back 2-goal games against the Pacific Division champions
  • G Chet Pickard has given up just one goal in two shootouts this season (9-for-10).
  • D-men Colin Joe and Ian Barteaux both made their pro debut on Friday. They claimed a CIS championship with the University of Alberta just days prior to joining the Condors.
  • RW Jordan Knackstedt saw his six-game point streak come to an end on Friday. He had 2g-5a-7pts in the streak.
  • Out of their remaining seven games, the Condors play just three opponents: Las Vegas (4 times), Ontario (2 times) and Stockton (once).
  • The Condors are 3rd in the ECHL in penalty killing at 86.1%.
  • Only four teams in the ECHL allow less shots on goal per game than the Condors (27.17).
  • G Laurent Brossoit was assigned to the Condors today by the Edmonton Oilers. Brossoit ranks in the Top 4 in the league in wins (21), goals against average (2.06) and save percentage (.924), and leads the league with 7 shutouts.

Condors Leaders: 

Points – Miller (48)
Goals – Miller (21)
Assists – Miller (27)
Penalty minutes – Carroll (167)
+/- – Little (+16)
Wins – Brossoit (21)
GAA – Brossoit (2.06)
Save pct. – Brossoit (.924)


Saturday, April 5 – Joel Broda Bobblehead Night
  • Condors vs. Las Vegas Wranglers
  • The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a bobblehead of Condors Team Captain Joel Broda
  • Sponsored by Groove 99.3, American Business Machines, Three-Way Chevrolet & Cadillac
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6 – Skate with the Condors

  • Condors vs. Las Vegas Wranglers
  • 4 p.m. start time
  • Bring your skates or rent them at the game, and hit the ice with the team after the game
  • “B Better” Bakersfield Game – bring your report card showing a B average or better and get a half-priced ticket
  • Sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News and KiX 92.1
  • Doors open at 3 p.m., the puck drops at 4 p.m.

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.