Condors Weekly: Big Crowd, Big Wins and Lots of Teddy Bears
CONDORSTOWN - The Bakersfield Condors have won three of their last four and four of their last six, including a thrilling 6-3 triumph over Stockton Saturday on Teddy Bear Toss Night in front of over 8,400 fans. Bakersfield holds a 5-12-0-1 record, with 11 points in the standings.
The Condors trail 8th place Las Vegas - who they will battle with twice this weekend - by two points. They also sit just three points out of 6th place, which is currently occupied by both the Utah Grizzlies and San Francisco Bulls.
Last Week: Back-to-back victories
The Condors started the week with a home loss against San Francisco on Tuesday, but returned the favor with a 5-2 win in The City by the Bay on Wednesday and also picked up a 6-3 victory over Stockton on Saturday
Team Captain Joel Broda racked up a 2g-2a effort in Wednesday's victory on the road, while five players had multiple-point games in Saturday's triumph.
NOTES: The Condors have held their opponents to under 30 shots in 10 consecutive games. Saturday's 16 shots allowed was one shot more than the team record.After starting the season with just two assists in his first 11 games, LW Chris Collins now has 6g-3a-9pts in his last seven contests.F Ryan Watson played in his first game in over a calendar year Wednesday night. After being sidelined 5 games into the 2012-13 season with Utah, he signed with Bakersfield and made his debut in San Francisco, and registered five shots, with 1g-1a.After scoring 2 or fewer goals in 10 of the previous 11 matches, the Condors have scored 11 goals in their last two games. D Wes Cunningham is tied for 8th in scoring among ECHL defensemen. His eight assists is also tied for 6th.The Condors have the 4th best penalty kill on the road this season. Bakersfield has given up just three PPG in 40 opportunities (92.5%). At home, however, they are last, at 77.1%.Bakersfield ranks 5th in the ECHL with an average attendance of 5,553.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS FAST FACTS
Saturday saw the fastest goal in TBT history, just 33 seconds into the game. The previous record of 73 seconds was scored last season.LW Kale Kessy is the youngest player to score the TBT goal, at just 20 years oldKessy is the cousin of U.S. Olympian Jen Kessy, who came to a Condors game last season and played volleyball on ice.The 7,477 stuffed animals was the fourth largest all-time. The crowd of 8,408 was the 7th largest TBT crowd all-time, and the 9th largest crowd in team history.The all-time teddy bear total is now 88,209. The all-time TBT attendance figure is 121,066.7 of the top 10 crowds in Condors history have been TBT.The TBT goal has come in the first period 10 times in 15 seasons. It has come in the first seven minutes of the game 7 times. (So take our word for it... GET HERE EARLY NEXT SEASON!!!)
Points: Collins - 11
Goals: Collins - 6
Assists: Cunningham - 8
Penalty Minutes: Abney - 37
+/-: Watson - +2
Wins: Pickard, Bunz - 2
GAA: Pickard - 2.51
Save pct: Pickard - .885
Saturday, Dec. 7 vs. Las Vegas Wranglers - 7 p.m.
Undefeated MMA star Daniel Cormier will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for pics in the Condors Photo Booth.See a live MMA performance on the ice during the first intermission.Sponsored by My45 and KiX 92.1Prior to the game, Season Ticket Holders are welcome to attend a "Chalk Talk" in the Bank Room of the arena, starting at 5:45.
Tune In: Friday night they travel to Las Vegas for a 7:05 p.m. face off against the WranglersAll 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" video webcast airs Wednesdays from Noon - 1 p.m. on www.Bakersfield.com and also audio simulcast on Fox Sports Radio 970."Condors Insider" weekly radio show airs live every Thursday from 4 - 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.
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