Condors’ Percentage Leads ECHL

Despite suffering its first regulation loss of the season on Saturday against Long Beach, Bakersfield continues to lead the ECHL in winning percentage with .864. The Condors are 9-1-1 and lead the National Conference West Division with 19 points, one point ahead of defending Kelly Cup Champion Idaho (9-4-0). Bakersfield will host Victoria on Saturday and travels to San Diego on Sunday. The Condors are 2-0-0 against Victoria and 3-0-0 against San Diego.

After opening the season 6-0-0, Bakersfield lost in a shootout and then won its next three games before losing to Long Beach. In its inaugural ECHL season in 2003-04, Bakersfield did not win its ninth game until December 14, finishing fifth in the division with 59 points and a 25-38-9 record.

The Condors lead the league in power-play percentage (30.2 percent) and power-play goals (16) while also leading the league in scoring, averaging 4.00 goals per game. Kevin St. Jacques leads the Condors in scoring with 12 points (2g-10a) while Connor James (5g-6a), Lars-Peder Nagel (3g-8a), Mike Hofstrand (3g-8a), Guy Dupuis (1g-10a) and Luis Tremblay (1g-10a) are tied for second with 11 points each. Nagel, James and Tremblay are tied for third among league rookies in scoring. Tremblay leads all rookies with 10 assists and is tied for the league lead among defensemen with Dupuis in both assists and points.

Between the pipes, Randy Petruk, who was placed on seven-day injured reserve on Saturday, is 6-0-0 with a goals-against average of 2.09 and a save percentage of .912. Rookie Yutaka Fukufuji, who is assigned to Bakersfield by Los Angeles of the National Hockey League, is 3-1-1 with a goal-against average of 2.46 and a save percentage of .924.