Bakersfield Gaining Ground In National Conference
Going 4-0-2 in its last six games, Bakersfield has improved to 32
points (12-20-8) and moved within four points of Phoenix for the final
playoff spot in the National Conference.
Bakersfield will host Utah on Tuesday before traveling to Stockton on
Friday and Saturday. The Grizzlies are in sixth place in the conference
with 42 points (19-19-4) while Stockton is in seventh place with 38 points
During the Condors current streak, goaltender Michel
Robinson is 4-0-2 with a goals-against average of 2.63 while rookie Mark
Derlago has two game-winning goals, a six-game goal streak (9g) and a
six-game point streak (9g-2a). Tim
Konsorada, who leads the team with 22 goals and 38 points, has a
six-game point streak (4g-4a) while Andrew
Ianiero, who leads the team with 23 assists and is second with 33
points, has a six-game scoring streak (2g-8a) and a five-game assist streak
Fresno picked up two wins coming out of the All-Star break to improve to
9-2-1 in its last 12 games. The Falcons have 51 points (23-11-5), which
places them second in the Pacific Division and tied for third in the
conference with Idaho (22-13-4) which is 10-3-0 in its last 13 games.
After hosting Phoenix on Tuesday, Fresno will visit Las Vegas on Friday and
then plays at home against the Wranglers on Saturday. Idaho hosts Stockton
on Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Phoenix on Friday and
In the Falcons last 12 games, Jake
Moreland is 6-1-1 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.08 and a
save percentage of .920 while Kris
Mayotte is 3-1-0 with an overtime win and a goals-against average of
2.49. Rookie Oren
Eizenman has 22 points (8g-14a) in the last 12 games and he leads the
Falcons and is second among ECHL rookies with 23 goals and 48 points in 38
Zaba is 3-0-0 with a goals-against average of 2.27 in his first three
starts since being assigned to the Steelheads by the New York Rangers of
the National Hockey League.
Las Vegas leads the conference with 61 points (27-8-7), two points ahead of
Victoria, which leads the West Division with 59 points (27-11-5). The
Wranglers, who have won their last three games, play at Phoenix on
Wednesday before hosting Fresno on Friday and traveling to Fresno on
Saturday. Victoria does not play until Feb. 5 when they will travel to
South Carolina Heating Up South Division
Posting back-to-back 3-2 wins at Florida on Jan. 25 and 26, the South Carolina Stingrays extended their winning streak to six games and moved into second place in the South Division with 56 points (27-12-2).
Texas swept a three-game series against Mississippi and continues to lead
the South Division and the ECHL with 71 points (32-4-7). The Wildcatters,
who have gone 5-0-1 since their league record streak without a regulation
loss ended at 23 games on Jan. 12, host Florida on Friday, Saturday and
South Carolina is 20-3-1 since Nov. 28, including a team record 12-game
winning streak from Nov. 28-Dec. 31. The Stingrays play at Florida on
Tuesday and then return home, where they have won their last 10 games, to
host Augusta on Thursday and Gwinnett on Friday before traveling to
Gwinnett on Sunday. Gwinnett is in third place in the South with 54 points
(25-11-4) while Florida is in fourth place with 50 points (23-15-4) and
Augusta is in fifth place with 45 points (21-18-3).
South Carolina rookie Josh
Johnson has won his last four starts and is 5-0-1 in his last six
games. He is 11-2-1 in his last 14 games and 15-8-1 overall, tied him for
fifth in the ECHL in wins. Davis
Parley of the Stingrays has won his last three starts to improve to
9-1-0 in his last 10 games and 12-4-1 overall while ranking fourth in the
league with a goals-against average of 2.17.
Morin leads the Stingrays and ranks fourth among ECHL rookies with 45
points while Pierre-Luc
O'Brien is second on the team and 11th among league rookies with 37
points. O'Brien is tied for third among rookies with 30 assists while Morin
is fifth with 19 goals.
Rookie goaltender Jeff
Jakaitis has gone 6-3-4 with a goals-against average of 1.95 while
starting 13 consecutive games for Columbia. The Inferno, who are in sixth
place with 44 points (17-15-10), play at Mississippi on Thursday and
Royals Extend Road Winning Streak To Four Games
Reading extended its road winning streak to four games and improved to 5-1-0 in its last six games to move into third place in the North Division with 51 points (24-16-3).
The Royals host Johnstown on Friday and travel to Elmira on Saturday. In
the last six games, Reading rookie Jonathan
Quick is 5-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.17 while defenseman P.J.
Atherton has nine points (2g-7a) and Kevin
Saurette has eight points (5g-3a).
Johnstown is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games and is in sixth place with 36
points (17-21-2), two points behind fifth-place Trenton (17-22-4) and three
points ahead of Wheeling (14-24-5). The Chiefs play at Elmira on Wednesday
and at Reading on Friday before hosting Dayton on Saturday and Elmira on
Nie is 5-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.45 in his last six
games. All-Star Ryan
Garlock has 12 points (4g-8a) in his last nine games while in the last
10 games Randy
Rowe has two game-winning goals and 11 points (6g-5a) and Jean
Desrochers has eight points (6g-2a).
Elmira is 6-4-0 in its last 10 games and is in second place with 57 points
(27-10-3), two points behind conference leader Cincinnati (28-8-3) which
has won its last three games and is 12-2-1 in their last 15 games.
Desjardins is 6-1-1 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.88
and a save percentage of .934 in his last eight games while teammate Dov
Grumet-Morris is 9-1-1 with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .906
save percentage in his last 11 games.
The Cyclones host Charlotte on Wednesday before playing at Wheeling on
Friday and at Trenton on Saturday.
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