Weekly Update: Conference Finals come to Condorstown for Games 3, 4 & 5

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, opened up the Western Conference Finals against the Alaska Aces in Anchorage last weekend. The Condors earned a split of the two games by means of an overtime victory in Game 2, Saturday night.Games 3, 4 and 5 will all take place this week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Rabobank Arena. Friday and Saturday’s games commence at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s game starts at 6 p.m.
#6 Bakersfield Condors vs. #1 Alaska Aces
[home team in CAPS]

Game 1: (Fri, May 16) L – 2-1
Game 2: (Sat, May 17) W – 3-2
Game 3: (Fri, May 23) CONDORS vs. Alaska, 7 p.m.
Game 4: (Sat, May 24) CONDORS vs. Alaska, 7 p.m.
Game 5: (Sun, May 25) CONDORS vs. Alaska, 6 p.m.
Game 6: (Tue, May 27) Condors at ALASKA, 8:15 p.m.*
Game 7: (Wed, May 28) Condors at ALASKA, 8:15 p.m.** – if necessary

Notes from the Nest:

  • The Condors set a new single-season mark with their third overtime victory of the playoffs Saturday night.
  • RW Jordan Knackstedt is tied for 5th in the ECHL playoffs with 11 points. He has points in four of the last five games (2g-3a).
  • C Joel Broda is tied for 2nd in the ECHL with six goals. He is also tied for 3rd with 44 shots on goal.
  • C Matt Thurber, who returned from injury and made his playoff debut in Game 5 of the second round against Stockton, and had an assist in both games in Alaska (0g-2a).
  • LW Chris Collins has a goal in each of the last two games.
  • D Joey Leach leads the ECHL with a +12.
  • G Laurent Brossoit is 4th in the ECHL in goals against average (1.79), 2nd in minutes (737), and leads the league in shutouts (3) and wins (9).
  • D George Hughes is tied for the league lead among defensemen with six assists. His six points is also tied for 3rd among d-men.
  • The Condors defense ranks 2nd in GAA (1.92) and lowest shots allowed per game (27.83). Alaska is first in both.

Condors Playoff Leaders: 
Points – Knackstedt (11)
Goals – Broda (6)
Assists – Collins (7)
Penalty minutes – Leach (14)
+/- – Leach (+12)
Wins – Brossoit (9)
GAA – Brossoit (1.79)
Save pct. – Brossoit (.934)

$5 Cardiac Margaritas!! With three overtime wins and four third period comeback victories, the “Cardiac” Condors have earned their moniker. This weekend we’ll be serving up Cardiac Margaritas for just $5 at all three games. Join the party!!

Wear white to the games as well to White-Out the Aces! We will give out Conference Finals rally towels on Friday night as well, while supplies last.


  • Baby Cal will attend a Celebrity Reader appearance at Owen’s Primary School, from 9 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Baby Cal will attend the Classroom of the Month at Old River Elementary at 11:30 a.m. The program is a partnership with Radio Campesina.


  • One of the Condors mascots will attend the ACES After School Program Assembly at Bill L. Williams Elementary School 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, will not air this week due to team travel. The show can normally 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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