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November 18, 2008

Condors weekly notes

BAKERSFIELD – The Bakersfield Condors won three of their four games on the week, including back-to-back victories in Fresno on Saturday and Stockton on Sunday.

 Left wing Mark Derlago led the offense with five points (2g-3a), recording at least one point in each game last week.
The Condors are 5-7-1 on the season, and tied for 4th place in the Pacific Division with the Las Vegas Wranglers, with 11 points on the season.  The Fresno Falcons currently hold the division lead with 17 points.
Bakersfield has three games this week: playing at Phoenix on Wednesday and Friday (6:05 p.m. starts both nights) and playing host to the Roadrunners on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Team notes: The Condors are 2nd in the league in overall attendance at 42,968 and are 3rd in average attendance at 6,138. … The Condors penalty kill has shut down 40 of their opponents' last 44 power plays (90.9%) over the last six games.  The Condors penalty kill is tied for 8th in the league at 83.3%. ... The Condors power play scored four goals in Sunday's win in Stockton, and is ranked 9th in the ECHL at 19 percent. … Thirteen different Condors recorded a point in Sunday's win.

Player notes: Left wing Mark Derlago is on a four-game points streak (2g-3a) and two-game goal-scoring streak (2g). … Center Dave Bonk is on a three-game points streak (2g-2a) and two-game goal-scoring streak (2g). … Forward Matt Pope has scored five goals in the last five games, and is tied with forward Matt Caruana for the team lead with eight on the year.  They are also tied for 3rd among the ECHL's top rookie goal-scorers. … Goaltender Ryan Nie logged his 5,000th career minute during Sunday's game against Stockton.  He is on a two-game winning streak. … Right wing Liam Huculak was activated from the IR on Saturday and D Martin Frechette was activated on Sunday.  Defenseman Chris Kaufman was placed on the IR on Saturday, and will be eligible to be activated from the 7-IR on Saturday, Nov. 22.  D Tyler Scott was placed on the 3-IR on Sunday, and will be eligible to be activated on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Stat leaders:

  • Points- LW Mark Derlago and F Matt Pope (12)
  • Goals- F Matt Caruana and F Matt Pope (8)
  • Assists- D Andrew Thomas (8)
  • PIM- D Scotty Balan (35)
  • Plus/Minus- D Tom Morrow (+5)
  • GAA- G Dave McKee (2.96)
  • Save Percentage- G Dave McKee (.911)

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